9/22/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Morris Group Distributors to Supply Desktop Metal 3D Printers

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Morris Group's distributor network will sell the Desktop Metal Studio System in 30 states. 

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Desktop Metal has selected Morris Group, a North American CNC machine tool distribution network, to be a top-tier Diamond Partner supplier of its metal 3D printing systems. Morris will represent Desktop Metal’s office-friendly Studio System in 30 states, extending from Maine to Florida to the Dakotas. 

The Studio System, which debuted in May of 2017, is suitable for rapid prototyping in metal. The Studio System is a complete platform, including a printer, a debinder and a sintering furnace. It requires no hazardous powders, lasers or cutting tools to operate, according to Desktop Metal. Instead it uses bound metal deposition (BMD), a process similar to fused deposition modeling (FDM), to create near-net-shape parts. The Studio System printer features safe-to-handle, swappable media cartridges and quick-release print heads for material changes. It was designed for use withf materials ranging from steels and copper to superalloys like Inconel.

“We are very pleased to represent Desktop Metal and excited to introduce this groundbreaking 3D printing technology to metalcutting manufacturers in our distribution area,” states Brad Morris, president and CEO of Morris Group. “Our organization brings more than 75 years of manufacturing experience, knowledge and customer support to the table.”

“We are excited to partner with Morris Group to bring our metal 3D printing solutions to new markets,” says Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. “Through this partnership, manufacturers can leverage the same trusted source to purchase and service the highly complementary technologies of CNC machine tools and metal additive manufacturing that together deliver the dimensional accuracy and speed needed to produce reliable, precision metal parts.”

All machine tool distributors owned by Morris Group currently offer the Studio System. 

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