DMLS 3D Printed Aluminum Alloy Wireless Earbud PCB Holder

DMLS 3D Printed Aluminum Alloy Wireless Earbud PCB Holder

Process 3D Print
Material Metal
Quantity 1 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 2 workdays


About Project

Imagine this: you've meticulously designed a pair of wireless earbuds, with top-notch sound quality and a sleek aesthetic. But there's one crucial element missing – a secure and functional holder for the delicate PCB (Printed Circuit Board) that powers everything. This is where DMLS 3D printing with aluminum alloy comes in, offering a powerful solution from FacFox.

DMLS: Strength Meets Design Freedom for Earbud PCB Holders

DMLS, or Direct Metal Laser Sintering, is a cutting-edge 3D printing technology that excels in crafting metal components. For your wireless earbuds, DMLS aluminum alloy brings a unique combination of benefits:

• Unmatched Strength: DMLS aluminum boasts an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. This translates to lightweight yet highly durable earbud PCB holders, perfect for everyday use.

• Unlocking Design Potential: Unlike traditional manufacturing, DMLS 3D printing grants immense design flexibility. Intricate geometries and internal features are no problem, allowing for optimized weight distribution and functional designs tailored to your specific earbuds.

• Natural Shielding: Aluminum inherently shields against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). This can potentially enhance the wireless signal quality of your earbuds.

• Precision You Can Trust: DMLS 3D printing guarantees precise dimensions and tolerances. You can be confident that the PCB holders will perfectly house your earbud's delicate electronics.

• Customization at Your Fingertips: FacFox's DMLS 3D printing allows for complete customization of the holder's design. Match it seamlessly to your unique earbud model and requirements.

FacFox: Your Partner in DMLS 3D Printing for Electronics

FacFox is a frontrunner in DMLS 3D printing services for a wide range of electronic applications. Here's what sets us apart:

• Expert Design Collaboration: Our team of specialists collaborates closely with you to optimize your earbud PCB holder design for flawless DMLS 3D printing.

• Premium Materials: We use only the highest-grade aluminum powders to ensure the strength and longevity of your printed holders.

• Speed and Efficiency: At FacFox, we prioritize efficient production processes to deliver your earbud PCB holders quickly, without compromising quality.

• Competitive Rates: Our DMLS 3D printing services are competitively priced, making them a viable option for businesses of all sizes.

A Note on Surface Finish:

It's important to acknowledge that DMLS 3D printed aluminum alloy, while maintaining complex shapes exceptionally well, may have a slightly rougher surface texture compared to CNC-milled parts. This is due to the inherent layering process of 3D printing. The finish is typically matte and has a visible granular quality. Post-processing like CNC machining and hand polishing can improve the surface quality obviously. 

FacFox: The Perfect Fit for Your Earbud Project

With FacFox's DMLS 3D printing expertise, you can create robust, functional, and fully customizable earbud PCB holders that elevate both the design and performance of your product. Contact FacFox today to discuss your earbud project and receive a quote for our DMLS 3D printing services. Let's bring your innovative earbuds to life! Check here if you want to know more about the prototyping process of this earbud.


  • Step 1: Design & 3D Modeling. Initially, a detailed 3D model of the wireless earbud PCB holder was designed using CAD software, ensuring the complexity of the shape was maintained.
  • Step 2: Slicing. Subsequently, the 3D model was sliced into thin horizontal layers, which prepared it for the DMLS printing process.
  • Step 3: Printing Setup. A high-power laser was then employed to selectively fuse aluminum alloy powder. The printer spread a thin layer of this powder onto the build platform.
  • Step 4: Layering. The laser sintered the powder according to the cross-section of the design, layer by layer, until the PCB holder took shape.
  • Step 5: Cooling & Removal. After the printing was completed, the build chamber was allowed to cool. The PCB holder was then removed, and any excess powder was cleaned off, revealing the raw, unpolished piece.
  • Step 6: Post-Processing. The DMLS 3D printed sample, characterized by a rougher surface with a matte texture, was observed. The granular and uneven finish, while noticeable compared to the CNC milled sample, still retained the integrity of the shape well.