Next Generation of 3d Printing

High resolution printing. In-house & built to scale.

Introducing the Studio System+. Bringing new capabilities to the world’s first office-friendly metal 3D printing solution.

  • Safe for the office

    The Studio System eliminates lasers and loose powders often associated with metal 3D printing, making it safe to use in any facility. Unlike other systems, there is no third party equipment or special facilities required—just power and an internet connection.

  • Easy to use

    From simplified model prep to supports that are easily removed by hand, the Studio System makes it easy to print metal parts in-house. Integrated software automates the process to take the guesswork out of achieving parts with good metallurgy.

  • Built to scale

    The system is designed to adapt to diverse business needs. The software auto-generates custom build plans optimized for multi-part jobs, while increased debind and sinter capacity enables scalable throughput for low volume production.

An end-to-end solution

The Studio System is a three-part solution that automates metal 3D printing. Tightly integrated through Desktop Metal’s cloud-based software, it delivers a seamless workflow for printing complex metal parts in-house—from digital file to sintered part.

  • Printer

    Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the printer extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.

    Build envelope 30 x 20 x 20 cm (12 x 8 x 8 in)
    Max build rate 16 cm³/hr (1 in³/hr)
    Min layer height 50 µm
    Data Sheet
  • Debinder

    The debinder prepares green parts for sintering by dissolving primary binder. With a low emission design, it requires no external ventilation and is safe for an office environment. Automatic fluid distillation and recycling means there is no need to refill between each cycle.

    Fluid vol 17.4 L (4.6 gal) max
    Vapor mgmt No external ventilation required
    Footprint 102 x 74 x 57 cm (40 x 29 x 23 in)
    Data Sheet
  • Furnace

    Fully-automated and sized to fit through an office door, the furnace delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package. Built-in temperature profiles tuned to every build and material ensure uniform heating and cooling without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systems.

    Gas (2) 900L onboard canisters
    External gas connectors
    Peak temp 1400 °C
    Footprint h 162 w 138 d 75 cm (64 x 54 x 30 in)
    Data Sheet

New features with Studio System+

The new system features the same office-friendly metal 3D printing as the original Studio System with new print capabilities and a scalable design for increased throughput.

Print at higher resolution.

A new swappable 250μm printhead with supporting software profiles enables new geometries and applications—achieving smaller parts and fine features with an improved surface finish.

Watch a live stream of the build.

An in-chamber build plate camera captures video of the part as it prints — viewable in a web browser. This gives the user greater insight into their print and the ability to monitor print success.

Debind and sinter in bulk.

New stackable shelving increases part capacity of the debinder and furnace for greater throughput. Increased workload volume addresses bottlenecks typical at the debind and sinter stages.

Produce even better parts.

A new retort box design supports thermal uniformity—resulting in higher-quality parts.

Reduce operational costs.

External gas connections give the option to reduce the cost of consumables and achieve a lower cost-per-part.

Configure a Studio Fleet™.

New custom-configurable hardware solutions increase efficiency for low volume production of high-quality metal parts.

How it works

  • 01

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

  • 02

    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™.

  • 03

    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.

  • 04

    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%.

A Software Controlled Workflow

A software-controlled workflow

Fabricate™ software automates even the most challenging aspects of the fabrication process. It auto-generates supports for easy removal and creates custom build plans that are tuned to the geometry and material for every part in the job—making it easy to produce high-quality metal parts without custom tooling or a dedicated operator.

Remove supports by hand

Introducing Separable Supports™. Designed to simplify post-processing, the Studio System prints supports with a patented Ceramic Release Layer™ that does not bond to the metal part. This makes it possible to separate supports by hand.

Studio Fleet

Low volume production with
Studio Fleet™

For the first time, on-demand metal 3D printing will deliver accessible and scalable manufacturing that adapts to diverse business needs, part requirements, production volumes, and cost constraints.

Expert metallurgy built-in

Bound Metal Deposition and the high-quality materials were developed by leading experts in their respective fields. This includes Animesh Bose, aka ‘The Father of MIM,’ Professor Ely Sachs who coined the term ‘3D printing,’ and Professor Chris Schuh, Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

  • 17-4 PH

    stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance

    Data Sheet
  • 4140

    low alloy, mid-carbon steel for high strength and toughness

    Data Sheet
  • H13

    tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures

    Data Sheet
  • 316 L

    stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

    Data Sheet
  • Copper

    for thermal and electrical conductivity

  • Alloy 625

    superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

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