Desktop Metal has launched Studio System™ 2, a simplified, office-friendly metal 3D printing technology that offers customers the easiest way to print metal parts in low volumes for pre-production and end-use applications.
"As additive manufacturing adoption advances worldwide, Desktop Metal continues to drive innovations that enable the technology to more effectively compete with conventional manufacturing processes," said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. "Our next-generation Studio System 2 takes the best features of the original Studio System+ and significantly improves upon them, delivering higher quality end-use metal parts through a more streamlined and accessible process, and within an even smaller footprint."
The Studio System -- Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printing
The Studio System, which first debuted in 2017, is an office-friendly metal additive manufacturing system that leverages Desktop Metal's proprietary Bound Metal Deposition™ (BMD) technology, a powder metallurgy-based process in which loose powders and dangerous lasers commonly associated with metal 3D printing are eliminated in favor of bound metal rods to shape parts layer-by-layer. The original Studio System, consisting of a printer, debinder and furnace, simplified in-house production of low volumes of complex, high-quality metal parts.
Shipping in volume since the fourth quarter of 2018, the Studio System has been adopted by hundreds of customers spanning more than 30 countries. Industry leaders like Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., and Lockheed Martin Corporation, along with educational institutes such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), are turning to the Studio System for a range of applications from pre-production functional prototypes to manufacturing low volumes of end-use parts.
Next-Generation Metal 3D Printing in 2 Steps -- Print and Sinter
The next-generation Studio System 2 retains all the critical features of the original Studio System, while delivering advancements that make metal 3D metal printing even easier, more reliable and accessible. Benefits include:
"Based on the success of our original Studio System, we know companies around the globe are eager to adopt our new, more streamlined Studio System 2 process to produce difficult-to-machine parts featuring complex geometry like undercuts and internal channels," said Fulop. "Across manufacturing, tooling, automotive, and medical applications, companies are sharing how additive manufacturing is challenging their design and engineering teams to think differently about how to optimize designs for best-in-class part success."
The Studio System 2, which is set to begin worldwide shipments in the first quarter of 2021, will also be available through an upgrade for all existing Studio System customers.
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