Metal 3D printing is the ideal alternative to complex designs that machining or casting can’t achieve. It offers the mechanical properties of aerospace standard materials and the design freedom of 3D printing. This white paper explores design and process controls necessary for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). In addition to addressing metal 3D printing design constraints and freedoms, the whitepaper covers available metal materials, surface finishes and heat treatment methods. Overcome conventional manufacturing challenges and deliver incredible metal parts impossible to achieve through any other production means.