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10 Reasons the Desktop Metal Studio System Wins Over the Competition

June 10, 2019 News

With so many metal 3D printers on the market, why are businesses choosing the Studio System for their rapid prototyping, jigs & fixtures, tooling and low volume production?  Hint: it’s not just the more affordable price tag!

Below are 10 key benefits of the Studio System that make it a superior choice to the competition.

  1. Office-friendly Design
    • Print metal in the office or print farm where your engineers work
    • Exclusive cold trap, catalytic gas processing, closed loop non-flammable solvent recycling eliminates external ventilation needs
    • Easy installation/no special facilities required. Devices plug into outlets doesn’t require gas panels or fume hoods.
  2. Quick Change Printhead
    • Easy material change; does not require tools to remove
  3. Large Parts/Sintering Volume
    • Sinter larger parts (max part size 8” x 8” x 12”)
    • Large 768 cu in usable workload volume
    • Exclusive modular stackable retort enabling sintering of large parts in a single layer, or up to 5 layers of smaller parts
  4. Advanced Automated Sintering Furnace
    • Multizone heating and time-temperature profiles customized to the geometry of the part
    • Thermally conductive graphite retort with built in gas channels provides highly uniform heating
    • Easy installation/no special facilities required. Devices plug into outlets doesn’t require gas panels or fume hoods.
  5. System is Scalable
    • Expand capacity at a lower cost
    • Furnace can service up to 5 printers
  6. Closed Loop Debind
    • Simple, single-step process, no weighing
    • Users not exposed to chemicals during normal operation
    • Automated part drying / solvent recycling (less solvent used)
  7. Furnace Designed for Ease of Use and Safety
    • Vacuum control during sintering designed for superior metallurgy and carbon control in steels
    • Exclusive cold trap, catalytic gas processing, closed loop non-flammable solvent recycling eliminates external ventilation needs
    • Easy installation/no special facilities required. Devices plug into outlets doesn’t require gas panels or fume hoods.
  8. Superior End to End Software Automation
    • Automated software workflow with auto orientation for process success, auto generated debind and sinter profiles and closed loop control
  9. Furnace Consumes Only 700L of Gas Per Run
    • Print metal in the office or print farm where your engineers work
    • Push button easy open/close
    • Easy and precise, reducing user error
    • Accessible furnace interior with easy-to-load part trays and up to 5 levels of parts
    • Level part tray for dimensional accuracy
    • Automated binder cold trap for ease of use and capture of all debind polymers in disposable cup.
    • Monitor from your smartphone via Fabricate
  10. Higher Furnace Temperature
    • Furnace peak temperature = 1400°C
    • 1400°C allows for more materials to be sintered

Interested in learning more? Check out the following Studio System application examples:

Posted by Heather Adams