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:

1988

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

1997

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

2000

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

2006-
2011

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

2015

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.

Co-Founder

Christopher A. Schuh, Ph.D.

Co-Founder

A. John Hart, Ph.D.

Co-Founder

Yet-Ming Chiang, Sc.D.

Co-Founder

Tuan Tranpham

VP of Global Sales

Peter Schmitt, Ph.D.

Chief Designer

Matt Verminski

VP of Engineering

Marc Minor

VP of Marketing

Animesh Bose, Ph.D.

VP, Research & Development

Arjun Aggarwal

VP of Business Development

Our investors

With over $200 million in funding, we are proud to partner with leaders in the strategic and venture capital investor communities.