3D Metal Printers – Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal Platinum Partner for Education

Office-friendly, affordable, metal 3D printing for an education environment.

Desktop Metal was created to change the way products are brought to market. Current metal 3D printing is too expensive and industrial for prototyping and it’s not fast enough or cost-effective enough for mass production. Fundamentally different approaches are needed to move metal 3D printing beyond its current limits.

The implications for technical education? Prototyping metal parts can now be easily and safely done, without costly outsourcing or even special training in subtractive manufacturing, in virtually any school setting.

Description

The Desktop Metal DM Studio System is the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Safe and simple to use, the DM Studio System was designed to bring metal 3D printing to the shop floor by allowing engineering and design teams to make metal parts faster, without the need for special facilities or dedicated operators.

Until now, 3D metal printing was only feasible in only elite advanced manufacturing programs. With the Desktop Metal Studio System, metal printing is accessible for any education setting.

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  • The Desktop Metal Difference
  • How it Works
  • Materials
  • Availability & Cost

Propeller StillThe DM Studio System is a complete solution designed around the premise that metal 3D printing should be easier, less expensive and more accessible for design and engineering teams.

It’s built on a cloud-based software architecture, the DM Studio System enables the user to go directly from CAD to part. By having one software platform across the system, designers and engineers can work with one digital file for a metal part throughout its entire lifecycle instead of needing to use 3rd party equipment and software to get a final part.

Affordable

  • Up to 10x less expensive than comparable laser-based systems
  •  The only complete metal 3D printing system that is cost-effective for prototyping

Safe and simple:

  • By eliminating lasers and powders, the DM Studio System is safe for any facility
  • Unlike other systems, there is no third-party equipment, external ventilation or special facilities required – just power and an internet connection

Separable Supports

Existing systems weld parts to supports, requiring extensive machining or wire EDM to remove the part. An industry first, proprietary separable supports make it possible to remove support structures by hand. Metal post-processing challenges are virtually eliminated

Precise, high quality parts:

The DM Studio System’s precision ensures high quality parts, with densities between 96-99%, depending on the alloy, with parts performing similar to wrought.

The DM Studio System was designed as a complete workflow. Each stage of the process is fully automated and managed by sophisticated software, making it simple to go from CAD to part. The entire DM Studio process is controlled and monitored from the cloud, ensuring a seamless, simple experience.

Desktop Metal Process

  • Designed with the world’s foremost metallurgists, the DM Studio System combines unique materials profiles with part data to construct exact print and sinter plans for every part. Bulk sintering and careful process controls enable mechanical properties similar to traditional metalworking processes.
  • By enabling the use of metal powders from the MIM industry, our system has access to a wide range of existing materials, from steels and aluminum to superalloys and titanium. More than 200 materials are compatible, compared to approximately 15 materials offered by laser-based systems.
  • While changing materials in a laser-based system poses safety risks and can take a week or more, the DM Studio printer was designed with safe-to-handle, swappable media cartridges and quick release print heads for seamless material changes.

The complete DM Studio System, including the printer, debinder, and furnace, will be available in 2017 for $120,000.  AET Labs is pleased to represent Desktop Metal as an education reseller for the New England states.

Contact us today for details on how to reserve your system or to schedule a tour of their Burlington, MA headquarters.