Office-friendly metal 3D printing

Introducing the Studio System™. Designed as an end-to-end solution, it's the only way to print complex metal parts in-house.

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  • 10x cheaper

    The Studio System is up to ten times cheaper than comparable laser-based systems. With purchase and subscription pricing options, it’s the only metal 3D printing system that is cost-effective for engineering teams.

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  • Safe for the office

    We eliminated lasers and powders to make the Studio System safe for any facility. Unlike other systems, there are no requirements for third party equipment or special facilities—just power and an internet connection.

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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 area w 30 d 20 h 20 cm (12 x 8 x 8 in)
    Build rate 16 cm³/hr (1 in³/hr)
    Min layer height 50 µm
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  • 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 volume 17.4 L (4.6 gal) max
    Vapor mgmt no external ventilation required
    Footprint w 74 h 102 d 57 cm (29 x 40 x 23 in)
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  • Furnace

    Fully-automated with closed-loop thermal control, the furnace is the first to deliver industrial-strength sintering and an office-friendly package. Built-in profiles are tuned to every build and material to ensure uniform heating and cooling without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systems.

    Gas connection 2x 900L onboard canisters
    Peak temp 1400 °C (2552 °F)
    Footprint w 138 h 162 d 75 cm (54 x 64 x 30 in)
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How it works

  • 1 Prep

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

  • 2 Print

    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™.

  • 3 Debind

    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.

  • 4 Sinter

    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%.

Remove supports by hand

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

Materials

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.

Core alloys

  • 17-4PH

    stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance

  • AISI 4140

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

  • 316 L

    stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

  • Copper

    for thermal and electrical conductivity

  • Inconel 625

    superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

  • H13

    tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures

  • Kovar

    controlled thermal expansion alloy

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Superior performance

Similar to Metal Injection Molding (MIM), the Studio System leverages bulk sintering to produce near-net-shape parts with the resolution and accuracy needed for functional prototyping.

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Be among the first to go from CAD to sintered part—without leaving the office.

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