3D Printing Metal

Metal 3D Printers


Over the last few years, metal 3D printing has become increasingly popular. Parts can be serially printed for mass production, and these parts can be as good, if not better in some instances, than those manufactured by traditional methods. These parts are also produced with less waste and surplus material.

Metal printers are able to work with a multitude of alloys. Our team can help you determine the best 3D metal available that can match your application.



Commonly Used Metal 3D Printing Materials:

  • Aluminum
  • A2 Tool Steel
  • D2 Tool Steel
  • H13 Tool Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Cobalt-Chrome superalloys
  • Nickel-chromium superalloys (Inconel)

When you’re looking to rapidly produce a product for financial investors, demonstrations, testing, or end-use parts, 3D printing can make difference.

Ideal applications for Metal 3D Printing:

  • Fully functional prototypes or end-use parts
  • Production tools
  • Tooling such as molds and inserts
  • Rigid housings
  • Ductwork
  • Spare parts
  • Heat exchangers and heatsinks

Working with metal is easier than ever with the newest generation of 3D printers. Metal 3D printing processes can be used to manufacture complex parts with geometries that traditional manufacturing methods are unable to produce. The customization and ability to minimize weight and components, while still creating fully functional parts, make 3D printing an attractive option for many industries.

The Benefits of 3D Printing Metal:

  • Reliable with consistent results
  • Comparable strength to cast parts
  • Ability to lightweight parts
  • Minimal waste
  • Unique, complex structures that can’t be cast
  • Ideal for limited production runs for industries like aerospace

Available Metal 3D Printers at Duncan-Parnell

The MarkForged Metal X 3D printer is taking 3D printing of metal parts in a production environment to new levels.

If you think a Metal 3D printer would have an impact in your production environment, contact our team here at Duncan-Parnell. We have over 70 years of experience supporting local businesses with their industrial and commercial equipment needs. We provide our team with frequent training to stay on top of a quickly changing industry. We’re equipped to help you find the best printer for your application and work with your team to ensure successful production!


Markforged was founded on the belief that there is a better way to make things. Manufacturing innovation has stagnated over the last century and the original wave of additive manufacturing driven innovation for manufacturers held a lot of promise, but fell short. These initial forays into additive technology cost too much, took too long, or used materials that yielded parts that were too fragile and short-lived to make an impact in the manufacturing environment. Founder Greg Mark’s belief that a robust additive manufacturing solution could change the world is the premise on which Markforged was born in 2013. Markforged is transforming manufacturing by addressing 3D printing as a holistic problem. Our process innovations are only possible by a combined effort in advanced cloud computing, cutting-edge materials science, and industrial design. Over our five years of existence, we’ve consistently pushed the boundaries of additive manufacturing—3D printing with new materials, developing novel platforms, and constantly iterating on our technology and processes. Our vision is to increase manufacturing system efficiency through better and faster ways of making functional prototypes, tools and fixtures, and end use parts—at scale. What's the result? An end-to-end 3D printing system that rivals traditional manufacturing processes, both in speed and cost, and expands the applications for additive manufacturing with purpose-built industrial technologies and a wide range of manufacturing-ready materials. Markforged is a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, print systems, and software, as well as an innovator in the technologies and materials that continue to define this emerging industry.