12/5/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Desktop Metal to Accept International Pre-Orders of Studio System

The company is accepting pre-orders of the 3D-printing platform in Europe, Asia and North America.

Desktop Metal is accepting international pre-orders of its Studio System 3D-printing platform from companies throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, Canada and Mexico.  The announcement comes as the company is experiencing increased demand from manufacturers and partners around the globe, including BMW Group, which will be the company’s first international early partner to receive a system.

To support its international expansion plans, the company has forged strategic partnerships with authorized international resellers to begin pre-selling its Studio System throughout Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, with availability beginning in mid-2018, and plans to expand more broadly throughout Europe and APAC. Desktop Metal says it has experienced strong demand with system reservations in the United States, and shipments will begin in the coming weeks. Agrowing global network of sales partners and resellers will provide customer service.

Company CEO and co-founder Ric Fulop says, “We plan to begin offering our metal 3D printing technology internationally and will be accelerating production to meet worldwide demand, first for our Studio System and later for our Production System.”

In anticipation of the international expansion, the company will be working with a select group of strategic customers as early-stage evaluators of its technologies, starting with BMW Group. These strategic partners will be a source of critical user feedback on benchmark parts, materials, training and system usage.

“We are considering uncovering the potential for both the Studio System for functional prototypes and the Production System for high-speed prototyping and mass production of BMW Group automotive parts,” says Jens Ertel, head of BMW Group’s Additive Manufacturing Center in Munich.