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Desktop Metal

STUDIO SYSTEM+

High resolution printing, In-house and built to scale

The first affordable end to end solution for metal 3D printing, complete with a tightly integrated cloud-based software that delivers a seamless workflow from digital file to sintered part

Key Features

Safe for the office

Eliminates the need for lasers and loose powders, making it safe for any facility. No special or third party equipment needed, just power and a stable internet connection

Easy to use

From simplified model prep to supports that are easily removed. Our system makes it easy to print metal parts. Integrated software automates the process, eliminating guesswork to achieve superior metallurgy.

Built to scale

The 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.

Advantages

Affordable

  • Up to 10x less expensive than comparable laser based systems

  • The only complete metal 3D printing solution that is cost-effective for rapid prototyping

Separable Supports

  • No machining or wire EDM required to remove support structures from parts

  • Separable supports allow the removal of support structures by hand

Safe & Simple

  • No lasers and powders means the Studio System+ is safe for any facility

  • No third-party equipment, external ventilation or special facilities required

Precise, High-Quality Parts

  • The precision of the Studio System+ ensures high quality parts with densities between 96-99.8%

  • Parts perform similar to wrought

How It Works

Bring Affordable Metal 3D Printing In-House

Studio System+ Printer

Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the printer extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of closed-cell infill for lightweight strength

Build Envelope

30 x 20 x 20 cm (12 x 8 x 8 in)

Max Build Rate

16 cm³/hr

(1 in³/hr)

Min Layer Height

50 µm

Studio System+ Debinder

The debinder prepares green parts for sintering by dissolving primary binder. With a low emission design, it requires no external ventilation and is safe for an office environment. Automatic fluid distillation and recycling means there is no need to refill between each cycle.

Fluid Volume

17.4 L (4.6 gal) max

Vapor Management

No external ventilation required

Footprint

h 102 w 74 d 57 cm

(40 x 29 x 23) in

Studio System+ Furnace

Fully-automated and sized to fit through an office door, the furnace delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package. Built-in temperature profiles tuned to every build and material ensure uniform heating and cooling without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systems

Gas

(2) 900L onboard canisters
External gas connectors

Peak Temperature

1400°C

Footprint

h 162 w 138 d 75 cm

(64 x 54 x 30 in)

New Features with the Studio System+

Print at higher resolution

A new swappable 250μm print head with supporting software profiles enables new geometries and applications—achieving smaller parts and fine features with an improved surface finish.

Watch a live stream of the build

An in-chamber build plate camera captures video of the part as it prints — viewable in a web browser. This gives the user greater insight into their print and the ability to monitor print success.

Debind and sinter in bulk

New stackable shelving increases part capacity of the debinder and furnace for greater throughput. Increased workload volume addresses bottlenecks typical at the debind and sinter stages.

Produce even better parts

A new retort box design supports thermal uniformity—resulting in higher-quality parts.

Configure a Studio Fleet™

Reduce operational costs

External gas connections give the option to reduce the cost of consumables and achieve a lower cost-per-part.

New custom-configurable hardware solutions increase efficiency for low volume production of high-quality metal parts.

Materials

Superior Properties

Similar to metal injection molding (MIM), the Desktop Metal Studio System leverages bulk sintering to achieve densities between 96% - 99.8%. Part performance is similar to wrought alloys and it is possible to tune part density with closed-cell infill.

Materials 

  • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

  • 316L Stainless Steel

  • Alloy 625 (in development)

  • H13 Tool Steel (in development)

  • AISI 4140 (in development)

  • Copper (in development)

  • 4140 Chrome Moly (in development)

Easy to Use

The Desktop Metal team designed the Studio System+ to be the most accessible metal 3D printing solution to date.
With powerful web-based software, hand-removable support material, and fast material changes the
Studio System+ was designed from the ground up for seamless integration into your product development workflow.

Software-Controlled Workflow

Every stage of the 3D printing process is fully automated and managed by the software, including auto-generated supports for easy removal and custom build plans tuned to the geometry and material, making it simple to go from CAD to metal part without a dedicated operator.

Office-Friendly Sintering

     A first of its kind, the Studio System+ Furnace has removable aluminum gas
     canisters and optional hook ups for simple to manage gas. Built-in effluent

filters, binder cold traps, safety fail safes, and detection

systems make this system safe to use on the shop floor.

Quick Material Changes

Compared to laser based systems, where material changes can pose safety risks and can take a week or more, the Studio System+ Printer was designed to have removable, safe-to-handle material cartridges and quick release print heads.

Expert Metallurgy Built-In

Desktop Metal Studio System+ Furnace combines

unique materials profiles with part data to construct

sintering plans for every part.  With closed loop thermal control,

real-time heating regulation  throughout the sintering cycle is

enabled ensuring every part is uniformly heated and cooled.