DM3D: Pioneers in DMD Technology

DM3D: Pioneers in DMD Technology

With metal additive manufacturing taking on a more prominent role in the manufacturing industry, 3D printing technologies offer brand new opportunities for various applications in aeronautics, defense, healthcare, automotive, and more. Despite their efficacy, traditional methods deployed for prototyping injection molds have proven to be expensive and inefficient. However, metal additive manufacturing technology can become a more cost-efficient alternative to traditional machining. DM3D, a 3D printing technology company, is specialized in providing additive metal processing by leveraging DMD (Direct Metal Deposition) technology for metal synthesis and component fabrication. “We use our proprietary technology called DMD, which is scalable and flexible to serve the unique requirements in the additive metal manufacturing market,” mentions Bhaskar Dutta, President, and CEO of DM3D Technology. Through DMD, the company fabricates fully dense functional metal products directly from CAD data using powdered metal and a focused laser beam. DM3D’s capabilities in DMD technology enables them to produce large components with varied size and weight.

Dutta believes that with all the benefits that 3D printing technology brings to the fore, many companies are still struggling to incorporate the technology into their product development and manufacturing operations. “This happens because 3D printing is comparatively a new technology,” he says. Moreover, compared to traditional manufacturing processes such as castings and forgings, 3D printing is a much slower process. With its new generation DMD technology, the company is overcoming this challenge by employing a system with multiple nozzles—two to four nozzles to provide higher throughput along with better resolution. The new DMD system is capable of printing a working volume of 10 cubic foot. As DMD is a scalable and flexible technology, the company can extend and expand the work envelope. The company is also collaborating with their software suppliers to develop advanced simulation solutions that are a key component of large component additive manufacturing.

In one instance, a space engine company approached DM3D for a unique component manufacturing requirement. These engine parts were built using a combination of forging and welding process. The components were 10 feet in size and the lead time to complete the manufacturing process was about 14 to 18 months. DM3D solution uses its new generation multi-nozzle DMD technology to 3D print these parts directly from CAD data. DM3D has already produced large scale components (up to 5ft in tall and 800 Lbs in weight) for space and defense industry, and currently in the process of fabricating a full scale nozzle for NASA’s RS25 engineDM3D estimates that in full production, the lead time for such components will come down to 6 to 8 months and reduce manufacturing cost by 20 percent.

The company continues to provide significant value to its customers working in the space, aerospace, and defense industries. Recently, DM3D has partnered with General Electric Aviation and Barnes Aerospace to produce components for GE 9X engines. Such success stories stem from DM3D’s technical prowess in leveraging DMD technology for various applications. Besides large part manufacturing, the company also offers tool refurbishment programs for its customers in the steel and forging industry. With that, DM3D rebuilds damaged and worn parts of a tool, making it fully functional and delivering them at half the new one’s price. While bringing advanced capabilities in the large part additive manufacturing space, DM3D does not forget to delight its customers by offering a seamless experience. The company’s team communicates extensively to understand their clients’ requirements and help them achieve their goals.
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DM3D is a 3D printing technology company specialized in providing additive metal processing by leveraging its proprietary DMD (Direct Metal Deposition) technology for metal synthesis and component fabrication. Through DMD, DM3D fabricates fully dense functional metal products directly from CAD data using powdered metal and a focused laser beam. DM3D’s capabilities in DMD technology enables them to produce large components with varied size and weight. The company continues to provide significant value to its customers working in the space, aerospace, and defense industries. The company also offer tool refurbishment programs for their customers in the steel and forging industry. With that, DM3D rebuilds damaged and worn parts of a tool and make it fully functional and delivers them at half the price of a new one