Unlike laser-based 3D printing systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio System™ 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.
The debinder prepares green 3d printed 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 eliminates the need to refill between each cycle.
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 3d printing systems
Easily 3D print difficult-to-machine parts featuring complex geometry like undercuts and internal channels. Fabricate, the software at the heart of the Studio System™, automates complicated metallurgical processes to produce high-quality parts with densities and feature accuracy similar to casting.
Interchangeable print heads – standard (400µm), high-res (250µm) – and layer height as low as 50µm allow users to optimize prints for build speed or print ultra-fine features.
Adjustable shell thickness
Adjust shell thickness and infill density to 3D print stronger parts or enable faster post-processing. Create walls up to 4mm thick and fully-dense parts (with no infill) up to 8 mm thick.
Achieve part densities of up to 98 percent – similar to cast parts – through the use of high metal volume fraction media, high-pressure extrusion, and vacuum sintering at temperatures of up to 1400ºC.
Easy to use
Designed to simplify the otherwise complicated powder metallurgy process, the Studio System™ makes 3D printing metal parts as easy as uploading a design and pressing print. No guesswork or calculations are needed – you design your part, and Desktop Metal’s secure, web-based software does the rest.
The Studio System™ prints a Ceramic Release Layer between the part and its support structure. In the furnace, the binder in this layer resists sintering, transforming the Ceramic Release Layer into a powder and enabling Separable Supports, which can be easily removed by hand. Compared to traditional laser-based 3D printing processes, Separable Supports eliminates hours of post-processing, and avoids the need for wire EDM or other industrial equipment to cut away support structures.
Under 1-minute material changes
Change materials in under a minute with quick-release printheads and push-to-release cartridges. Unlike powder-based 3D printing systems, which require equipment cleaning, materials on the Studio System™ can be swapped in under a minute without cross-contamination between alloys.
Software controlled workflow
Fabricate, Desktop Metal’s 3D printing software, orients parts for success throughout printing, debinding, and sintering—applying expert metallurgy to automate the entire process. With the Studio System™, there is no need to weigh parts or make manual calculations—simply upload your part and follow the onboard UI for step-by-step guidance.
Designed for the office
The Studio System™ was designed from the ground-up to seamlessly integrate 3D printing into an engineer’s workflow. By eliminating lasers and loose metal powders, the system is easy to use in your team’s work environment—no third-party equipment or special facilities required.
No loose powders
Inspired by metal injection molding, the Studio System™ uses materials that consist of a mixture of metal powder and polymer binder – no loose metal powers are used, making the process safe for the office. No special facilities or respiratory PPE needed.
Print from your desk
The easy-to-use design of the Studio System™ allows you to regain ownership of your prototyping pipeline with 3D printing. Entire engineering or design teams can use it to iterate on designs quickly, and monitor the process from within Fabricate to track the completion of your builds.
No special facilities requirement
Designed to fit through an office door, the Studio System™ does not require the construction of special facilities before operation, making it easy to start 3D printing metal parts.