Welcome to The Desktop Metal Studio System™

The First-Ever Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printer of its Kind

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3D print end uses metal parts with unmatched speed and performance

  • Easy to use & operate
  • High-quality parts
  • Designed For The Office
  • Achieve part densities of up to 98%

print

Debind

sinter

Print

The Studio System + printer was designed for quick installation and a simplified user experience. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is the building block from which Desktop Metal developed Bound Metal Deposition (BMD). The BMD process addressed the long held industry struggle to find an office friendly system while providing unmatched reliability and repeatability. Laser-based systems that melt powder carry additional ventilation/respiratory hazards.

BMD uses polymer bound metal rods, eliminating the safety requirements normally associated with metal 3D printing. The Studio System + separates itself from competitors by allowing users to create lightweight parts through the use of closed cell infill and hollow cavities. Previously unavailable with other technologies. High-resolution nozzles allow for greater detail and improved dimensional accuracy.

Metal 3D printing has never been easier or more accessible with Desktop Metal's groundbreaking office friendly technology.

Debind

The Studio System +™ Debinder is the second stage of the metal additive manufacturing process. Parts here are given a bath in a specially formulated "debind fluid". This fluid removes any polymer binding material and creates open pores in the part which is now ready for sintering.

The Studio System +™ Debinder uses a process that ensures end users do not come in contact with any harmful fluids or gasses. Keeping in line with the goal of providing an office friendly solution. Automatic distillation and recycling of fluid means there is no need to refill the reservoir after each cycle.

Parts go in dry. Parts come out dry. 

Sinter

The Studio System +™ Furnace is able to reach temperatures of up to 1,400c°(2,552f°) which cleanly removes all remaining secondary binder. What you're left with is fused metal particles with part densities up to 99.8%. 

The furnace is connected to the other parts of the solution so that the user works from an automated system where shrinkage, debind time and furnace temperature are all calculated. What sets the Desktop Metal solution apart from the rest is that all components are designed to be user and office friendly, accommodating the engineers of today and tomorrow. 

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The Desktop Metal Studio System™

printer

The Shop System™ printer features the highest-resolution printhead on the market with more than 70,000 nozzles jetting 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high-resolution, 3D printed parts at a fraction of the laser-based systems’ cost and speed.

Depowdering Station

The powder station offers closed loop powder control and recycling with easy access portholes, handheld air select, built-in powder sieving and recycling, and a vacuum port for easy powder maintenance.

Furnace

The Shop System™ furnace is a shop-safe high-temperature sintering oven designed to provide cost-effective 3D printed parts throughput. The furnace conveniently and affordably scales to mid-volume manufacturing with external gas hook-up and flexible shelving.

Desktop Metal Applications

Fast Metal Prototyping

Production equipment often gets borrowed to make a prototype part instead of being used to make the parts that make money. This can delay shipments to customers and cause work to pile up. Adding a Desktop Metal3D Printer to your workflow gets prototype parts to engineers faster. Not only does this speed up product development, but it can get customers sample parts faster, leading to more businesses.

Fast Jigs, Fixtures, and Tools

Sometimes, tools cannot be made of plastic. Some manufacturing processes have high temperatures and/or harsh chemicals that would destroy plastic fixtures. Metal 3D printing allows these jigs fixtures, and tools to be made quickly, without interrupting production, or skilled machinists.

How The Desktop Metal Studio System™ is Changing How Businesses Are Run

New designs, fast innovation and new business models

Additive manufacturing facilitates the fast functional prototyping of complex automotive components and the creation of on-demand devices-growing versatility in design, shortening timelines for product development and streamlining production.

The technology also allows for new business models and supply chains focused on regional manufacturing, digital warehouses and on demand manufacturing of both custom products and spare parts.

Market-tested goods and custom components

3D printing supports both product creation and manufacturing for the consumer goods manufacturers. It allows for rapid testing of designs and collecting customer feedback during development, and can create low-volume, regionally focused, or mass-produced parts without tooling during production.

Off-the-shelf items such as buttons, buckles, handles, lids and more 
can also typically be personalized without the need for custom tooling.

Develop future leaders in advanced fabrication

Educational institutions will accelerate the discovery and acceptance of the technology through investments in 3D printing. Students will gain practical experience by designing and developing their own usable components, and building the skills required for careers in manufacturing next-generation.

Bringing disruptive technology to the campus also enables students to explore new 3D printing techniques, and can promote new partnerships between research institutions and industry.

Customized, complex pieces made simple-from discovery of design to replacement parts

Machine designers can print and check several iterations of a component using 3D printing to speed up design optimization. With greater freedom of design, engineers can build unattainable parts by machining, and simplify large assemblies into smaller parts.

Manufacturers can design and print new and replacement parts on demand without the need for tooling, removing the need for thousands of different parts to be warehoused.

 

Highly crafted, dynamic parts in hard to produce materials

Strong industries-from the manufacture of industrial machinery to the chemical processing-need highly specialized machinery and production facilities. Complex parts can be produced with 3D printing without custom tooling or post-processing-reducing per-part costs and allowing for modern, functionally designed designs.
3D printing’s on-demand manufacturing and geometric flexibility helps manufacturers to assemble components, quickly create one-off prototypes, and reduce spare-parts storage costs.

 

Customized tooling and reduced downtimes on the production floor

3D printing helps to shorten lead times and costs by rapidly creating manufacturing equipment such as jigs, fixtures and mold parts, enabling businesses to shift rapidly from finished design to production.
The tooling is usually machined with CNC due to its complex geometry, which can lead to bottlenecks due to the limited capacity of both machines and operators. Printing tooling will minimize those barriers, eliminating downtime on the production floor.

Work With CADimensions

Our Desktop Metal 3D Printer! It took a little longer than expected but the wait was worth it. There is something particularly satisfying about holding a metal 3D printed object and we couldn’t wait to have that luxury in our own office!

There weren’t too many hiccups while installing our new 3D Printer but the process wasn’t that difficult. The most difficult part was setting up the networking. Knowing the process now, we would have pre-arranged to have IT support on call while we were setting up. In our case, being cloud-based, caused the most confusion. It was honestly a breeze once IT was involved.

Bracket Support

The support removal part of the process: This is again another area that Desktop Metal shines. With traditional Metal 3D Printers support removal is often done using traditional manufacturing tools to machine off the metal supports. With Desktop Metals technology supports are removed by hand quickly and easily!

No special facilities requirement

The Studio System™, built to fit through an office door, does not require the installation of special facilities before operation, making it easy to start 3D metal parts printing.

 

ALLOY STEEL

4140 (Chrome Moly)

4605 (FN02)

ALUMINIUM

2024

6061

CARBIDE

WC-3Co

COPPER

Copper

Bronze

HEAVY ALLOY

Tungsten Heavy Alloy

Veloxint HardMetal

LOW EXPANSION

CarTech Invar 36®

CarTech Kovar®

SUPER ALLOY

CarTech® 625

Cobalt Chrome F75

Hastelloy® X

MP35N (Ni Co Cr Mo)

STAINLESS STEEL

316L (Austenitic)

17-4 PH

15-5 (PH)

303 (Austenitic)

316L Duplex

410 (Martensitic)

420 (Martensitic)

430 (Ferritic)

440 (Martensitic)

HK30Nb

Nitronic19 (Duplex)

CarTech BioDur® 108

MAGNETICS

CarTech Hiperco 50®

HIGH PERFORMANCE STEEL

Maraging Steel 18Ni300

Veloxint Stainless

TITANIUM

Ti64

Commercially Pure Titanium

TOOL STEEL

H13

A-2

D-2

M2

S7

OTHER

BASF Catamold (requires special debinding)

*Materials are Continuously Added

See How Desktop Metal 3D Printing Can Improve Your Business​

Fast Metal Prototyping, Jigs, Fixtures, and Tools are just the tip of the iceberg. Fill out the form to see how this state of the art metal 3D printer can work for you.