Diagram from Paul's patent

"Three-Dimensional Printing Techniques" patent drawing
Dec 8, 1989

About Us

Desktop Metal is reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts - from prototyping through mass production.

Founding story

Desktop Metal was started to address a problem—how to make metal 3D printing accessible for engineering teams. In 2013, CEO Ric Fulop began collaborating with world-leading experts in materials science, engineering, and 3D printing. Their work together over the course of two years drew multiple independent inventions together to form the basis for Desktop Metal’s technology:


“3D Printing” gets its name and Binder Jetting is invented by Ely Sachs (Co-founder) and colleagues at MIT


Metallurgy experts Animesh Bose (VP, R&D) and Randall German publish definitive book on Metal Injection Molding


Single-Pass Inkjet Technology is invented by Paul Hoisington (Chief Scientist for Inkjet Systems) and colleagues


Major nanocrystalline and amorphous metals advances are made by Chris Schuh (Co-founder) at MIT


Desktop Metal is founded

Our team

Our company is rooted in R&D. From in-house metallurgy class to testing the latest 3D printers, we are motivated by curiosity.

Desktop Metal Leadership

Ric Fulop

CEO and Co-Founder

Jonah Myerberg

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Rick Chin

Co-Founder and VP, Software Development

Ely Sachs, Ph.D.


Christopher A. Schuh, Ph.D.


A. John Hart, Ph.D.


Yet-Ming Chiang, Sc.D.


Steve Billow


Mike Rubino

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Schmitt, Ph.D.

Chief Designer

Animesh Bose, Ph.D.

VP, Research & Development

Tom Nogueira

VP of Operations

Ilya Mirman

VP of Marketing

Arjun Aggarwal

VP of Business Development

Maor Ben-David

VP of Customer Success

Our investors

With over $438 million in funding, we are proud to partner with leaders in the strategic and venture capital investor communities.