Thales Alenia Space and 3D Systems Prove Viability of Direct Metal Printing 


3D Systems' On Demand team delivers critical 3D printed metal satellite parts that are 25% lighter and ready in half the time of traditional production techniques.

In his best-selling 2000 book, Malcolm Gladwell defines a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.”

By that definition, direct metal printing (DMP) is standing on the precipice, as it moves rapidly from prototyping to production for mission-critical, risk-averse applications in defense and aerospace, where nothing is left to chance.

An example of this mainstream acceptance is a long-term partnership between 3D Systems and Thales Alenia Space to leverage DMP for aerospace components.

To learn more about Direct Metal Printing and the the results of this project, read the full case study here.

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