Aluminum can be used for full functional parts, spare parts and jewelry.
The technique used to build your design with Aluminum is direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). It's similar to the selective laser sintering technology but instead of Polyamide, a fine metal powder is used build your model layer by layer. The powder is sintered and solidified by a laser beam that moves over a box filled with powder in minute layers. After each layer a new layer of powder is applied. Your intact model is then lifted from the powder bed. If your model needs support structures to keep the model structurally sound or to support it while the 3D printer builds it, the aluminum support structures have to be removed manually.
Learning about our materials is one thing, seeing and touching them another. That's why we've designed sample kits based on our Periodic Table of Materials.
Includes a natural gray Aluminum sample.