Desktop Metal wants to make reality one of the biggest dreams of the maker community for a long time, affordable 3D printing of parts using metal as a construction material. Although it is true that large companies have been working with technologies that allow metal printing for a long time, until now, monstrous and heavy machines were required.
This company aims to change the international landscape by ensuring that its printing system will be the fastest in the world. For the first time, the Affordable, Safe and Accurate Metal 3D Printing for prototypes and mass production will be available in all industries, at speeds 100 times faster.
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Desktop metal reveals its 3D printers
The manufacturer wants to market 2 different teams DM Studio and DM Production. These exceptional teams can form objects from hundreds of different alloys, including steel, titanium, aluminum and copper. According to the CEO of the company, the components manufactured by their printers can be compared to injection molded articles, in terms of production quality and finish. The arrival of this new manufacturing technique wants to change how products will be developed and put on the market, manufacturing costs will be reduced while significantly increasing speed, security and print quality.
Advantages of the technology developed by Desktop Metal
The printing system Metallic 3D from this manufacturer apparently is 10 times cheaper than current technology. Technologically it is a complete platform, which includes both a printer and a microwave powered sintering furnace. Together they provide complex, even impossible, geometries of 3D printed metal parts in the engineering designers office or in any workshop.
It's built to support hundreds of different metal alloys - the same metals used to mass-produce parts can now be used for prototypes. The system does not require dedicated operators and makes use of cloud-based software to streamline your entire workflow, so you can seamlessly transition from computer-aided design (CAD) software to printed parts. Patented detachable brackets allow for manual removal of support structureswhile interchangeable print cartridges allow for safe and fast material changes.
The system eliminates the need for expensive industrial facilities to safely house the technology. Unlike traditional metal 3D printing processes, no hazardous powders, no laser, no cutting tools required to operate. Instead, employs bonded metal deposition (BMD), a patented process, to make precise and repeatable parts, similar to the safest and most widely used 3D printing process for plastics, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology.
La DM Studio can print at one speed of 16 cm3 per hour, having a 50 micron layer resolution and through a useful printing area of 300x200x200 mm, similar to most home 3D printers
An exclusive model for mass production
For the manufacture of large-scale 3D printed metal parts, the manufacturer introduces the equipment DM Production, the fastest 3D printing system for mass production of high resolution metal parts today. Using the new and exclusive single pass jet (SPJ) technology, this equipment is 100 times faster than current laser-based additive manufacturing systems. For users, this dramatically reduces the cost per part compared to laser-based systems, competitively equating print production to mass casting.
Since the company was founded in October 2015, Desktop Metal has raised $ 97 million and attracted large investors, including GV (formerly Google Ventures), BMW group, GE, lowe's, NEA, LUX capital, Aramco Saudi and Stratasys. With more than 138 patents filed, and a growing team of more than 100 employees, Desktop Metal is gaining momentum to bring its products to a market that awaits them impatiently.
Price and Availability
The printer not for sale yet, but on the manufacturer's website we find a detailed price list in which there are infinite options, from acquiring a device for a cost of $ 120000 to hire a pay-as-you-go model with a monthly cost of $ 4000. It is true that an individual can hardly afford these costs but many will be the sectors of the industry that find in this equipment the opportunity they were waiting for to access the technology of 3D printing in metal