It is proposed a method for producing a particulate filter (110) for cleaning particulate-laden exhaust gas streams. The particulate filter (110) comprises at least a filter element (210) wherein the filter element (210) comprises at least one sintered material (316) as filter material. The sintered material (316) is structured by means of at least one powder structuring method. Process of a powder-based rapid prototyping method and / or a powder-based rapid tooling process the powder used patterning method a powder injection molding (PIM powder injection moding) is proposed. In particular a metal powder injection molding can (metal injection molding MIM) use and / or laser-sintering process.