Desktop Metal Introduces Two Metal 3D Printing Systems

The DM Studio System offers office-friendly operation, while the DM Production System enables the speed to compete with casting.

Desktop Metal has launched the DM Studio and DM Production systems intended to cover the full product lifecycle from prototyping to mass production with metal 3D printing.

The Desktop Metal Studio System is said to be office-friendly and suitable for rapid prototyping. The system is a complete platform including a printer and microwave-enhanced sintering furnace. According to Desktop Metal, the  DM Studio System requires no hazardous powders or lasers. Instead, the system uses Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) to make accurate and repeatable parts, similar to fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology.

Cloud-based software streamlines the workflow from CAD to printed parts. Separable Supports make it possible to remove support structures by hand, while swappable print cartridges make for safe, fast material changes. The system supports a range of metal alloys. 

To manufacture metal 3D-printed parts at scale, Desktop Metal has also launched the DM Production System. Using Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology, the system is said to be faster and offer reduced cost per part compared with laser-based systems, making it competitive with mass-production techniques like casting.

The DM Studio System is available to reserve in May with shipping beginning in September 2017. The DM Production System is available on reserve in May for shipping beginning in 2018.

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