3D Printing - Direct Metal Laser Sintering @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) SEAM

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) SEAM
County Waterford
Technique Category Other Techniques
Technique 3D Printing - Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Basic Capabilities

Rapid prototyping and manufacture of metallic components


Rapid production of prototypes. Freedom of design with regards complex shapes. Increased functionality of components.


Turnaround time - entirely dependent on the size of the component

Report - Specific with customer requirements


Equipment Make EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
Equipment Model M280


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Significantly faster production of complex designs than traditional manufacturing techniques. Capable of producing designs and increased functionality impossible to make with subtractive manufacturing.

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Total build volume 250 mm x 250 mm x 300 mm, 200W laser power

Other Details

Containment Inert gas environment
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Staff member working exclusively with technique since 2015
Indicative Price Design and requirements dependent. Please contact for pricing information.

Industry Recommendation

The applications of this technique are practically limitless. Please ask us about your specific needs.




Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status


Preventative Maintenance

Experienced staff perform regular maintenance. Manufacturer performs primary maintenance on as needed basis


Equipment is appropriately licensed by RPII

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