Desktop Metal 3D Printers are designed to use MIM (Metal Injection Molding) materials. This opens up an ecosystem of low-cost, high-quality alloys with a mature supply chain and well-studied process controls.
200+ compatible alloys
By enabling the use of metal powders from the MIM industry, our systems have access to a wide range of existing materials—from steels and aluminum to superalloys and titanium.
Up to 80% cheaper
Laser-based systems require specially formulated, cost-prohibitive metal powders. We use metal powder with a wide particle size distribution, enabling much lower materials costs.