Desktop Metal Office-friendly metal 3D printing
Introducing the Studio System™. Designed as an end-to-end solution, it’s the only way to print complex metal parts in-house.
Metal 3D printer is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts – from prototyping through mass production.Our team is built around the disciplines of materials science, hardware and software engineering, and design. We have raised $212 million in equity funding with investment from technology leaders including Google, BMW, Lowe’s, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 2017, the company was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum, and was recently named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. Located just outside of Boston we are assembling a team of experts and are looking to hire curious and driven engineers, scientists, and designers.
An end to end solution
The Studio System is a three-part solution that automates metal 3D printing. Tightly integrated through Desktop Metal’s cloud-based software, it delivers a seamless workflow for printing complex metal parts in-house—from digital file to sintered part.
How it works.
Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the printer extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of closed-cell infill for lightweight.
Build area : w 30 d 20 h 20 cm (12 x 8 x 8 in)
Max part dimensions (post-shrink) : 25.5 x 17 x 17 cm (10 x 6.7 x 6.7 in)
Extruder assembly : Dual, quick-release printheads
Minimum layer height : 50 μm
The debinder prepares green parts for sintering by dissolving primary binder. With a low emission design, it requires no external ventilation and is safe for an office environment. Automatic fluid distillation and recycling means there is no need to refill between each cycle.
Solvent : Desktop Metal’s proprietary debind fluid
Vapor management : Low-emission design; no external ventilation required
Fluid cycle : Automatic fluid distillation and recycling
Footprint : w 74 x d 57 x h 102 cm (29 x 23 x 40 in)
Platform : Cloud, browser-based
Fully-automated and sized to fit through an office door, the furnace delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package. Built-in temperature profiles tuned to every build and material ensure uniform heating and cooling without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systems.
Gas connection : 2x 900L onboard gas canisters
Peak temperature : 1400 °C (2552 °F)
Footprint : w 138 h 162 d 75 cm (54 x 64 x 30 in)
Platform : Cloud, browser-based
1. Building a part with CAD Design
or Live Parts™ application.
Live Parts™ is an experimental technology that applies morphogenetic principles and advanced simulation to shape strong, lightweight parts. It is driven by nature-inspired algorithms that cause parts to grow and adapt based on their function and environment.
Layer by layer, a green part is shaped by extruding bound metal rods—metal powder held together by wax and polymer binders—in a process called Bound Metal Deposition™.
The green part is immersed in proprietary debind fluid, dissolving primary binder and creating an open-pore channel structure throughout the part in preparation for sintering.
As the part is heated to temperatures near melting, remaining binder is removed and metal particles fuse together causing the part to densify up to 96-99.8%.
5.Part support remove
Remove supports by hand.Designed to simplify post-processing, the Studio System prints supports with a patented Ceramic Release Layer™ interface layer that does not bond to the metal part. This makes it possible to separate supports by hand.
The Studio System brings a wide range of critical alloys to 3D printing—including stainless steels, copper, and tool steels. Each alloy undergoes rigorous qualification by world-leading materials scientists, and our core materials consistently meet or exceed industry standards.
- 06 ALLOYS AVAILABLE
- 31+R&D ALLOYS