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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.
We eliminated lasers and powders to make the Studio system safe for any facility. Unlike other systems, there are no special facilities or 3rd party equipment required–just power and an internet connection.
An end-to-end solution Print and sinter
The Studio printer is similar to the safest and most widely used 3D printing process–Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).
Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio printer extrudes bound metal rods–similar to how a plastic FDM printer works. This eliminates the safety requirements associated with metal 3D printing while opening up new alloys and enabling new features like the use of closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.
We designed the first office-friendly sintering furnace. Fully automated with closed loop thermal control and sized to fit through an office door, it delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package.
The furnace combines SiC heating elements with high-powered microwaves to sinter printed parts after primary binder is removed. Cloud-connected, the furnace has temperature profiles that are tuned to every build and material. It uniformly heats parts to just below their melting point, removing binder and fusing metal particles to form fully dense parts without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systems.
No more waiting for machined or cast parts. Iterate faster by printing highly complex metal parts–without leaving the office.
Similar to metal injection molding (MIM), the Studio System leverages bulk sintering to achieve densities greater than 98%. Parts perform similar to wrought alloys and, with closed-cell infill, it's possible to tune part density.
The Studio System produces near-net-shape metal parts, delivering the resolution and accuracy needed for functional prototyping. Sophisticated software constructs print and sinter plans for every build and material–automatically generating supports and control parameters to ensure a seamless, simple experience from printing through sintering.
Hand-removal of supports, fast material changes, and web-based software are just a few of the ways we're making metal 3D printing more accessible. The Studio system was designed from the ground up for simple installation and use.
Proprietary Separable Supports make it possible to remove parts by hand. No wire EDM or machining is needed, unlike current metal 3D printing, because supports are not bonded to parts. As a result, highly complex parts and print-in-place assemblies can be easily printed and put to use.
The Studio system is the only end-to-end solution for metal 3D printing. The printer and furnace were designed together, making it possible for precise control of the entire workflow automatically.
The software accepts native CAD file formats–not just STL. Web-based, it runs on a remote or local server so that it is possible to manage jobs from any device securely.
Similar to FDM, the Studio printer shapes a "green" part layer-by-layer by heating and extruding specially formulated bound metal rods. The green part can be easily sanded by hand.
3 Debind and sinter
A portion of the plastic binder is first removed. The furnace then heats the part to temperatures near melting, causing the metal powder to densify to 96-99.8%.
4 Post Process
Apply optional finishing methods such as machining or bead blasting for critical tolerances and finishes. Supports are removed by hand.
We are accepting reservations for both of our systems. If you’re not sure about reserving or are outside the US, please contact our sales team. If you have questions about the reservation process, take a look at the FAQs.
What to expect
1 Choose systems
We are taking reservations for both the Studio and Production Systems. Production System reservations require a Studio System. Shipping priority is based on the order in which reservations are received.
2 General information
Users drive our product development efforts through feedback and applications. Let us know your needs and key materials and we’ll prioritize them.
Reserve a Studio System for $1,000 and a Production System for $5,000. Reservations can be made by credit card online or a member of our sales team can get in touch.