Desktop Metal Materials

Prototype and mass produce with the same alloys

We designed our systems to use the same MIM (Metal Injection Molding) materials. This opens up an ecosystem of low-cost, high-quality alloys with a mature supply chain and well-studied process controls. 200+ compatible alloys – By enabling the use of metal powders from the MIM industry, Desktop Metal systems have access to a wide range of existing materials—from steels and aluminum to superalloys and titanium.  Up to 80% cheaper – Laser-based systems require specially formulated, cost-prohibitive metal powders. Desktop Metal uses metal powder with a wide particle size distribution, enabling much lower materials costs.

Over 30 materials available

  • Core
  • Development

ALLOY STEEL

  • 4140 (Chrome Moly)
  • 4605 (FN02)

ALUMINIUM

  • 2024*
  • 6061*

CARBIDE

  • WC-3Co

COPPER

  • Copper
  • Bronze

HEAVY ALLOY

  • Tungsten Heavy Alloy
  • Veloxint HardMetal

LOW EXPANSION

  • Kovar F-15
  • Invar 36

SUPER ALLOY

  • Inconel 625
  • Cobalt Chrome F75
  • Hastelloy
  • MP35N (Ni Co Cr Mo)

STAINLESS STEEL

  • 316L (Austenitic)
  • 17-4 PH
  • 15-5 (PH)
  • 303 (Austenitic)
  • 316L Duplex
  • 410 (Martensitic)
  • 420 (Martensitic)
  • 430 (Ferritic)
  • 440 (Martensitic)
  • HK30Nb
  • Nitronic19 (Duplex)
  • BIODUR 108 (Ni Free)

MAGNETICS

  • Hiperco 50

HIGH PERFORMANCE STEEL

  • Maraging Steel 18Ni300
  • Veloxint Stainless

TITANIUM

  • Ti64*
  • Commercially Pure Titanium*

TOOL STEEL

  • H13
  • A2
  • D2
  • M2
  • S7

OTHER

  • BASF Catamold (requires special debinding)

* Requires Al / Ti furnace add-on package