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Metal 3D Printers: Desktop Metal Studio System
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Desktop Metal Studio System

Designed for engineers as an end-to-end solution, the Studio System is the only way to print metal parts in-house. The complete system, including printer, debinder and furnace, is up to ten times less expensive than comparable, laser-based systems. By eliminating the use of lasers and metal powders, the Studio System is safe for any facility. The Studio printer uses Bound Metal Deposition™ (BMD), where bound metal rods are extruded similar to how plastic FDM printers work. This eliminates the safety requirements typically associated with metal 3D printing, meaning there are no lasers, no inert atmosphere, no material overflow, no powder chamber to refill and no separate sieving system required on the 3D Printer.

Easy to use, and accurate

  • Office Friendly – No need for vacuum chamber and shielding gas as lasers and powders have been eliminated make the studio system safe for any facility.
  • End-to-End system – the only system designed as an end-to-end solution for 3D printing, including printer, debinder, and furnace.
  • Software-controlled workflow – Every stage of the process is fully automated and managed by sophisticated software, making it simple to go from CAD to part.
  • Quick material changes – Materials can be changed in minutes using a cartridge system, and quick release extruder heads. Unlike laser based systems which can take hours or days to complete.
  • Materials – Being designed specifically around Metal Injection Moulding (MIM), the Studio System is open to using a variety of low cost high quality alloys..
  • Separable Supports – Once the part has been sintered, proprietary Separable Supports make it possible to remove parts by hand. No wire EDM or machining is required as supports are not bonded to the part.
  • Accurate – The Studio System produces near-net-shape metal parts, delivering the resolution and accuracy needed for functional prototyping, with densities greater than 98%, depending upon material.
  • Web based – The Studio System’s software runs remotely, allowing you to monitor progress over any internet connection. It works with native CAD files, STL, IGES, JT, STEP, VDA-FS, U3D, VRML files.

Office-friendly sintering

The Studio System’s furnace combines SiC heating elements and high-powered microwaves to sinter the printed parts after primary binder is removed. It uniformly heats the material to just below melting point, removing binder and fusing metal particles to form dense parts without the residual stresses of laser-based systems. Fully automated with closed loop thermal control and sized to fit through an office door, it delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package.

Office-friendly package

The Studio System was designed from the ground up for simple installation and use. Unlike other systems, there are no special facilities or 3rd party equipment required–just power and an internet connection.

With a generous build area of 305 x 205 x 250 mm (W x D x H), the printer is capable of producing 16cm3 per hour, and supports a maximum part weight of 10kg. Minimum layer height is an impressive 50 microns.

With Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections, it is flexible and easy to control thanks to the supplied DM Cloud software and compatibility with STL, IGES, JT, VRML and other common native file-types.

Prices

Printer: £50,000
Debinder: £10,000
Furnace: £60,000

Full turnkey package including import duties, full installation, training, materials starter kit: £150,000 ex works, ex VAT.

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SPECIFICATION

  • BUILD ENVELOPE

    305 x 205 x 205 mm

  • SYSTEM SIZE

    830 x 530 x 950 mm (printer), 754 x 1300 x 1580 mm (furnace)

  • PRINT TECHNOLOGY

    Bound Metal Deposition (BMD)

  • LAYER THICKNESS

    50 - 300 microns

  • MEDIA

    Hot swappable DM cartridges

  • POWER SUPPLY

    120V, 20A, 50 - 60Hz (printer); 208V 3-phase (furnace)

CASE STUDY: FORM FIT AND FUNCTION 

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