How 3D printing is spurring revolutionary advances in manufacturing and design

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Desktop Metal featured on PBS

PBS NewsHour features Desktop Metal in this Leading Edge story on 3D printing.

A young startup called Relativity is pushing space technology forward by pushing 3D printing technology to its limits, building the largest metal 3D printer in the world. And other major companies anxious to try these new ways of manufacturing, too. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at some of the amazing advances that are launching the technology into a new era.

Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production.

Desktop Metal was started to address a problem—how to make metal 3D printing accessible for engineering teams. In 2013, CEO Ric Fulop began collaborating with world-leading experts in materials science, engineering, and 3D printing. Their work together over the course of two years drew multiple independent inventions together to form the basis for Desktop Metal’s technology: