LATEST DESKTOP METAL NEWS
We talked with executives from Desktop Metal and new partner Indo-MIM to dig deeper into metal on demand.
Charles Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi of R&D Tax Savers examine unicorns and strategic expansions in 3D printing.
For metal 3D printing to compete with metal injection molding, perhaps the two technologies should work together.
We had a deeper tour of Desktop Metal’s amazing Fab Flow tool.
A $160 million investment brings Desktop Metal’s combined funding to $438 million.
Desktop Metal is taking advantage of its technology to go bigger, better, and faster for production 3D printing.
Desktop Metal’s lawsuit against Markforged has reached an “amicable resolution”.
Desktop Metal is previewing new Fab Flow software and it looks incredibly promising.
A research paper discusses methods of 3D printing metallic glass, and their findings are quite startling.
Boston unicorn Desktop Metal is broadening its reach in accessible metal 3D printing with two announcements today.
While the eyes of the 3D printing world may be on Desktop Metal’s Studio system, it’s their production system that is most interesting.
Big news today: Desktop Metal has launched a lawsuit against their prime competitor, Markforged.
MORE ABOUT DESKTOP METAL
Desktop Metal was started to address a problem: how to make metal 3D printing accessible for engineering teams. In 2013, CEO Ric Fulop began collaborating with world-leading experts in materials science, engineering, and 3D printing. Their work together over the course of two years drew multiple independent inventions together to form the basis for Desktop Metal’s technology.
The team at Desktop Metal is strong in research and development. They have in house metallurgy classes to testing the latest 3D printers.
Desktop Metal has software that is designed to make metal 3D printing more successful and accessible. Their software solutions support in the fabrication process, including design engineers, system operations and shop managers. Their software, Fabricate simplifies model preparation and automates metal 3D printing, making it easy for anyone to produce complex metal parts with the Studio System.
Live Parts is another one of Desktop Metal’s features. Live Parts applies morphogenetic principles and advanced simulation to generate optimized part designs in minutes. This makes it easy to design stronger, lighter parts that leverage the geometric flexibility unique to 3D printing.
Fab Flow is another one of Desktop Metal’s features. Fab Flow is designed for busy fabrication shops. Fab Flow brings communications and workflow management into a single platform. Shop managers have the necessary visibility and control to improve operations across the shop floor.
The Studio System is an office friendly 3D printing solution. The Studio System eliminates lasers and dangerous loose powders often associated with metal 3D printing, making it safe to use in any facility. Unlike other systems, there is no third-party equipment or special facilities required, just power and an internet connection. From simplified model prep to supports that are easily removed by hand, the Studio System makes it easy to print metal parts in-house. Integrated software automates the process to take the guesswork out of achieving parts with good metallurgy.
The Studio System is designed to adapt to diverse business needs. The software auto-generates custom build plans optimized for multi-part jobs, while increased debind and sinter capacity enables scalable throughput for low volume production. The Studio System is a three-part solution that automates metal 3D printing. Tightly integrated through Desktop Metal’s cloud-based software, it delivers a seamless workflow for printing complex metal parts in-house, from digital file to sintered part.
Similar to metal injection molding (MIM), the Studio System leverages bulk sintering to achieve parts with high densities and reliable performance. Everything from the particle distribution size within each rod to the design of the cartridges and extruder mechanisms supports a faster, easier, and safer workflow for printing high-quality metal parts in-house and on-demand.
The production system is metal 3D printing for mass production. The production system has print bars containing thousands of nozzles that work in conjunction with powder spreaders to disperse metal powder and print in a single pass across the build area, jetting up to 3 billion drops per second.
The production system has a wide range of materials. Unlike powder bed fusion systems and alternative binder jetting technologies, Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) is designed specifically for compatibility with a wide range of materials, from stainless steels to precious metals.