Educating future leaders in Advanced Manufacturing
We’re forming the next generation of additive manufacturing experts to bring the benefits of 3D printing to mass production across a variety of industries.
By investing in additive manufacturing, educational institutions can drive the exploration and adoption of groundbreaking technologies and help develop the skills needed for next-generation manufacturing careers. Students will gain hands-on experience through the design and production of their own functional parts, researchers will develop new processes and materials that push the limits of additive manufacturing technology, and engineers will address pressing challenges by reimagining existing design processes.
Bringing innovative tools to campus fosters collaboration with industry, opens new research avenues, and empowers the next generation to change the world with advanced manufacturing solutions.
Welcome to GenAM
Desktop Metal’s GenAM program is tailored to the needs of academic institutions. It features EDU-specific product bundles, materials packages, cost-effective maintenance plans, and expert training.
Cost-competitive EDU packages and maintenance
Metal additive manufacturing can be expensive. Participation in GenAM offers institutions cost-competitive equipment packages and maintenance plans designed to smooth out expenditures while ensuring students have exactly what they need to maximize equipment utilization – regular maintenance, affordable materials, and tailored education and training.Learn More
Peace of mind
GenAM also lightens the load for instructors. Desktop Metal provides metal additive manufacturing solutions that are ideal for teachers: There’s no need to sacrifice between classroom safety, part quality, simplified build processes, speed, or accuracy. Most of our GenAM packages even include enough materials and consumables to last through the school year and beyond.Learn More
Leading educational resources
Participation in GenAM grants students access to world-class experts in advanced manufacturing, material science, and 3D printing. Students will benefit from a curriculum developed by industry-leading professionals and academics, and have access to custom educational content developed by Desktop Metal and participating partners.Learn More
Industrial tools for researchers
Desktop Metal printers support a wide range of research topics. Rapidly build parts and prototypes for industry-sponsored experiments with easy-to-use software and equipment; develop new print processes and materials on an open-material platform; and investigate innovative design possibilities with the ability to print complex metal and composite parts.Learn More
End-use parts for student projects and competition teams
Whether students need lightweight metal parts for a Formula SAE car or a copper heat sink for a Robosub, Desktop Metal has a solution. Students in GenAM can produce the best possible end-use parts for classes and competitions using an array of easy-to-use metal and composite printers.Learn More
Putting new production tools in student’s hands
The University of Maine is using the Studio System to train students in advanced manufacturing, including metal 3D printing, and is working to help industry partners realize the benefits of additive manufacturing across a host of industries in the state.
Leaders in learning
Elite colleges and universities around the world have invested in Desktop Metal products with the aim of training students and industry partners on the uses and benefits of metal 3D printing.
Educational applications for 3D printing span a variety of use cases including functional prototypes for student projects, custom tooling, jigs and fixtures, and accessible systems for research and explorative work.
Roller Screw17-4 PHThis part is a roller screw for use in a linear actuator.
Bus BarCopperThis bus bar is used for local high current power distribution, since its gets hot while doing this, the bus bar features internal conformal cooling passages.
BattleBots Bot Motor HousingPEEK + CFCreated for a BattleBots, this motor housing was custom-designed to hold an electric motor.
Stator17-4 PHThis stator is designed for use in a small electric motor.
Impeller316LThis impeller is used to control the pressure and flow of fluids in equipment like pumps and compressors.
Feedhorn316LThis is a feedhorn used in a cubesat antenna.
BattleBots Bot Support17-4 PHThis part is a structural member for use in the bot's robotic arm.
Heat ExchangerCopperThis heat exchanger is designed to help dissipate heat from an electric motor.
Rocket Tail ConePEEK + CFThis part sits at the end of a rocket, redirecting air for optimal aerodynamics