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The Process

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


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™.



System Overview
Studio System: An end-to-end solution
Introducing the Studio Fleet

Printer & Material Deep Dive:
Quick Look / Studio Printer
Quick Look / Easy Material Changes
Quick Look / Separable Supports
Quick Look / Key Applications
Quick Look / Printed Metal Parts
Quick Look / Media Cartridges

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.


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

Expert metallurgy built-in.

The Studio System brings a wide range of critical alloys to 3D printing—including stainless steels, copper, and tool steels. Each alloy undergoes rigorous qualification by world-leading materials scientists, and our core materials consistently meet or exceed industry standards.

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

316L: Stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

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

4140: Chromoly steel for toughness, abrasion resistance, and impact resistance



Copper: For thermal and electrical conductivity

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


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

System Specs

Print technology:
Bound Metal Deposition™


Support technology:
Separable Supports™


Interface technology:
Ceramic Release Layer™


Build volume:
28.9 x 18.9 x 19.5 cm (11.4 x 7.4 x 7.7 in)


Max part dimensions (post-shrink):
24.3 cm x 15.9 cm x 16.3 cm (9.6 in x 6.3 in x 6.4 in)


Print heads:
Dual, quick-release print heads


Nozzle diameter (build media):
0.4 mm, 0.25 mm


Nozzle diameter (interface media):
0.4 mm


Layer height:
50 μm (high resolution printhead)
100-220 μm (standard resolution printhead)


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


Extruder calibration:


Build Media:
Bound metal rods (metal powder + wax polymer binder)

Build plate:
Heated up to 70 °C (122 °F)
Vacuum-enable print bed


Build plate leveling:


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


External Dimensions:
94.8 cm x 82.3 cm x 52.9 cm (37.3 in x 32.4 in x 20.8 in)


97 kg (214 lbs)


WiFi and Ethernet


120V, 20A, 50-60Hz


Supplied Software:
Fabricate™ software


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


Onboard control:
7” Touchscreen