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Desktop Metal

The Process

1. PREP
Secure, web-based software constructs build plans from STL or CAD files, automatically generating supports and control parameters based on part geometry and material.

 

3. DEBIND
The green part is immersed in proprietary debind fluid, dissolving primary binder and creating an open-pore channel structure throughout the part in preparation for sintering.

 

VIDEOS

System Overview
Studio System: An end-to-end solution

Printer & Material Deep Dive:
Quick Look / Studio Printer
Quick Look / Easy Material Changes
Quick Look / Separable Supports

 

2. PRINT
Layer by layer, a green part is shaped by extruding bound metal rods – metal powder held together by wax and polymer binders – in a process called Bound Metal Deposition™.

 

4. SINTER
As the part is heated to temperatures near melting, remaining binder is removed and metal particles fuse together causing the part to densify up to 96-99.8%.

 

 

Debind Deep Dive:
Quick Look / Why Debind?
Quick Look / How to Debind a Studio System Part

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

17-4PH: Stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance

AISI 4140: Low alloy, mid-carbon steel for high strength and toughness

316 L: Stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

Copper: For thermal and electrical conductivity

Inconel 625: Superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

H13: Tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures

Kovar: Controlled thermal expansion alloy

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.

Explore metal finishing methods for 3D-printed parts by downloading the Metal Finishing white paper.

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