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Desktop Metal

The Process

1. PREP

Digital Model
The software accepts native CAD file formats–not just STL. Web-based, it runs on a remote or local server so that it is possible to manage jobs from any device securely.

 

2. PRINT

Green Part
Similar to FDM, the Studio printer shapes a “green” part layer-by-layer by heating and extruding specially formulated bound metal rods. The green part can be easily sanded by hand.

3. DEBIND AND SINTER

Sintered Part
A portion of the plastic binder is first removed. The furnace then heats the part to temperatures near melting, causing the metal powder to densify to 96-99.8%.

 

4. POST PROCESS

Finished Part
Apply optional finishing methods such as machining or bead blasting for critical tolerances and finishes. Supports are removed by hand.

 

 

Material Options

The Studio System uses MIM (Metal Injection Molding) materials which opens up an ecosystem of low-cost, high-quality alloys with a mature supply chain and well-studied process controls – from steels and aluminum to superalloys and titanium.

CORE ALLOYS

Alloy Steel: 4140 (Chrome Moly)

Copper: C11000 Copper

Low Expansion: Kovar F-15

Super Alloy: Inconel 625

Stainless Steel: 316L (Austenitic), 17-4 PH

Tool Steel: H13

Custom Materials Development
Desktop Metal materials scientists are some of the best in the world. Working closely with hardware and software teams, they are constantly developing and validating new alloys for their systems.

System Features

Print technology:
Bound Metal Deposition (BMD)

Build volume:
12,585 cm3 (30.5 x 20.5 x 20.5) / 768 in3 (12 x 8 x 8)

Max part dimensions (post-shrink):
25.5 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm / 10 in x 6.7 in x 6.7 in

Print heads:
Dual, quick-release print heads

Nozzle diameter:
0.4 mm

Motion System:
Precision ball screws

Minimum layer height (Z):
50μm

Build rate:
16 cm3/hr (1 in3/hr)

Maximum part weight:
10 kg (22 lbs)

Extruder calibration:
Automatic

Media:
Hot swappable DM cartridges

Support structures:
Separable supports

Build plate:
Heated glass build plate

Build plate temperature:
Up to 120 °C (248 °F)

Build plate leveling:
Automatic<

Build chamber:
Heated, up to 50 °C (122 °F)

External Dimensions:
83 cm x 53 cm x 95 cm (33.7 in x 20.9 in x 37.4 in)

Weight:
97 kg (214 lbs)

Network:
WiFi and Ethernet

Power:
120V, 20A, 50-60Hz

Supplied Software:
DM Cloud

Local Cloud Support:
Optional

Supported File Types:
STL, IGES, JT, STEP, VDA-FS, U3D, VRML and Native file types (Solidworks, ProE, others)

UI:
7” Touchscreen