Hand-removal of supports, fast material changes, and web-based software are just a few of the` ways we’re making metal 3D printing more accessible. The Studio system was designed from the ground up for simple installation and use.
Desktop Metal Production System
Introducing the Production system–the first metal 3D printing system for mass production. Arriving in 2018, the Production system delivers the speed, quality, and cost-per-part needed to compete with traditional manufacturing processes.
Powered by Single Pass Jetting
The Production system is based on a new approach to metal 3D printing—Single Pass Jetting (SPJ). Created by the inventors of the binder jetting and the single pass inkjet processes, Single Pass Jetting builds metal parts in a matter of minutes instead of hours.
Single pass technology
Single Pass Jetting is bi-directional. We combined all the necessary steps for printing so that whenever there is movement, there is printing. Two full-width print bars containing over 32,000 jets work in conjunction with powder spreaders to spread powder and print in a single quick pass across the build area, jetting millions of droplets per second.
High density nesting
Unlike laser-based processes which weld parts to a build plate, parts created by the Production system are surrounded by loose powder, enabling the full use of the build envelope and higher productivity per build. Sophisticated software will arrange parts to maximize the build area in all axes.
The production system is ideal for the production of complex, high-performance metal parts at high volumes. Since no tooling is needed, it can outperform traditional manufacturing processes like casting while adding major benefits of additive manufacturing like just-in-time production and mass customization.
- Build Area - 330mm x 330mm x 330mm
- Resolution -
- Speed - up to 8200 cm3/hr
Availability - Now available to reserve with shipping beginning in 2018.
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: