Direct Metal Laser Sintering Solutions

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DMLS Advantages

  • Fast turnaround times allow for on demand manufacturing
  • Design freedom for metal end-products
  • Mechanical properties equivalent to a cast metal part

DMLS Applications

  • Low volume production
  • Functional prototyping
  • Thermal control systems
  • Improved molds
  • Tooling, Jigs & Fixtures
  • Air ducts and mountings
  • Conformal cooling

Direct Metal Laser Sintering is chosen over traditional manufacturing techniques because of the rigorous testing of the prototypes and their fast production. As DMLS builds 3D printed metal prototypes, it allows for applications to fit your industry;whether it is aerospace, automotive, military, medical and consumer applications, among others.

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Metal Experts

As experts in additive manufacturing, we can print metal prototypes for fit, form, and functional testing using the latest 3D printing technologies. At Axis, we harness the latest in 3D metal printing and additive manufacturing to deliver rapid DMLS prototyping services — on budget and to your precise specifications. Axis, currently, operates an EOS M270 metal sintering machine that can produce customized metal objects and end-use applications.


DMLS Metal

dmls Material Specifications
  • LPW 155 Stainless Steel

    Used in medical applications and for complex tooling inserts, this stainless steel material is tough and resistant to heat and oxidation, making it ideal for functional prototyping and manufacturing small series products.

  • LPW M300 Tool Steel

    Employed in direct manufacturing of heavy duty injection molds and inserts, and for moulding thermoplastics, maraging steel allows for high precision metal prototypes resulting in greater cost and time savings.

Process selection guide

Typical Lead Time3 - 5 days5 - 7 days7 - 9 days3 - 5 days2 - 4 days
Material TypePhotopolymerThermoplasticMetalThermoplasticPhotopolymer
Surface Finish
Part Strength
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Major US Manufacturer of Fabricated Steel Products

Axis Prototypes is a great supplier to work with. They provided more than enough information to make an informed decision on alternatives.

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Our clients

Over the last 5 years, we have worked with Axis on several mandates of varying complexity. As a business, their capability and execution are exemplary. As a partner, they are knowledgeable, supportive and passionate about the projects they take on. We have been excited to grow our relationship with them in the high regards.

Large Food Storage Manufacturer and Distributor

We would like to thank you for your excellent and rapid services.

Designer and manufacturer of safety products

AXIS is an excellent provider of Rapid Prototyping services. They have always delivered a quality product at a low cost.

Manufacturer of construction tools

Very impressed with the transfer of data and quality of the parts from AXIS.

Manufacturer of public spectator seating

Parts were delivered on time and in perfect shape.

Important entertainment and lighting control manufacturer

Axis Prototypes is a great supplier to work with. They provided more than enough information to make an informed decision on alternatives.

Major US Manufacturer of Fabricated Steel Products

Our customers are addicted to the quality and service that AXIS provides. Over the last 8 years, we’ve built garden tools, mobile computers, beer taps, and prosthetics. We’ve constantly demanded more from our prototypes, and Axis has responded by adding new materials, new equipment and new knowledge. Axis is essential to our business.

Leading Canadian design firm

Once again you have taken top spot. I will never take quotes from any other supplier, due to your outstanding performance. Over and over, your team at Axis has made me shine. Thank you for your excellent support.

Automotive mold and engineering firm

Axis Proto has won our hearts and we can see why your firm came recommended to us. Without a doubt Axis Proto takes it's business serious and quality. Thank you in the highest manner

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