DMLS Bronze(Cu90Sn10) material is a popular choice in the jewelry and art sectors due to its excellent polishability and visual similarity to precious metals.
Max Build Size
Min Build Size
5 x 5 x 5 mm
Default Layer Height
Optional Layer Heights
±0.2% (with a lower limit of ±0.2 mm)
Available Post Process
Sales, marketing and exhibition models,
Not Suitable For
Functional prototypes and end products,
The pricing for Bronze is based on:
– Model volume: The volume of your model is used to calculate the material cost (mm³)
– The box around your model: An imaginary box around your model determines how much space your design will take up in the printer (X * Y * Z = mm³)
– Model surface
For Bronze, we charge a minimum price per ordered piece. Unlike the startup cost (which is applied to most materials), this cost vanishes when the price is higher than the minimum price.
Raw bronze is a high-detail metal with a deep red color similar to rose gold. It has a subtle marbling effect, and the silvery highlights give each piece their own unique character.
Polished bronze goes through extensive hand polishing to give it a smooth, glossy finish. It is great for miniatures, precious objects, and shiny, modern jewelry. Raw Bronze has a rustic matte look with rough surfaces. It is great for antique-looking objects, vintage and steampunk jewelry, functional parts, and jewelry prototypes.
Some detail is lost during polishing and plating
Polishing and plating give this material a beautiful finish, but can have an impact on fine details. During the polishing step, fine or sharp-edged details may be polished down or even broken off. During plating, intricate engravings or holes may be filled in partially or completely. Keep this in mind when you’re designing fine details.
Internal detail can not be polished
We can only polish well-reachable surfaces, so tight internal spaces may remain unpolished and show slightly uneven plating.
Avoid long unsupported stone holding prongs
Material Spec Sheet
Selective Laser Melting creates objects from thin layers of powdered material by selectively melting it using a high power laser. The process takes place in a low oxygen environment in order to reduce thermal stresses and to prevent warping.
Industrial metals are best used for high-tech, low-volume use cases from prototyping to creating end-use parts. Metal 3D prints are comparable to traditionally manufactured parts in terms of chemical composition, mechanical properties (static and fatigue) as well as microstructure.
Once the printing is done, the extra powder that was not bound, and is not part of your design, is removed. Your part is now solid metal, and after the flutes are manually removed, it is tumbled and polished to produce a smooth finish.