3D Systems has launched two new 3D printers for metal additive manufacturing (AM). DMP Flex 100 and DMP Dental 100 3D printers are suitable for entry-level metal 3D printing and dental applications.

3D Systems says that the DMP Flex 100 provides up to twice the throughput compared to 3D Systems’ previous entry-level metal 3D printer, the ProX DMP 100. It can cope with complex fine details and thin walls with a surface finish as fine as Ra 5 μm. Its build volume of 100 x 100 x 80 mm (3.94 x 3.94 x 3.15 in) is suitable for small, intricate parts.

The DMP Flex 100 can be used with different grades of titanium as well as other alloys, including 3D Systems’ LaserForm CoCr (B) and LaserForm 17-4PH (B). Additional LaserForm materials for use with the DMP Flex 100 are in development, the company says.

In internal tests, the DMP Dental 100 reportedly printed up to 90 crown copings in less than four hours in a single print run, with only 25 minutes required for heat treatment. It has a print accuracy of 50 microns and is suitable for crown copings, bridges and suprastructures as well as for partial frames. The DMP Dental 100 printer comes with LaserForm CoCr (C) material.

‘Both solutions feature levels of throughput, print quality, ease of use and material choice that put them in a class by themselves,’ said Kevin McAlea, EVP metals and healthcare, 3D Systems. ‘We believe these 3D printing solutions will further expand the adoption of metal additive manufacturing by designers and engineers, researchers, manufacturers and dental professionals.’

This story uses material from 3D Systems, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.