DMLS offers cost/time savings

October 2008
Industrial Laser Solutions;Oct2008, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p4
The article presents information on the comparison of manufacturing times for creating molds and mold inserts in direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) against traditional machining processes by Linear Mold & Engineering in the U.S. It demonstrates that DMLS significantly reduces production times and costs. According to the article, cost savings using DMLS range between 15 and 30 percent.


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