Studio System

Metal 3D Printing

Studio – Metal 3D Printing

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. The printer was designed from the ground-up for simple installation and use. Its process is similar to the safest, most widely used 3D printing process—Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio System™ printer extrudes bound metal rods, eliminating the safety requirements associated with metal 3D printing and enabling new features like closed-cell infill for lightweight strength. New features introduced with Studio System+ include high-resolution printing and an in-chamber camera for live viewing of the part as it prints.

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.

Safe

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.

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Desktop Metal Studio System Overview

Reserve a Desktop Metal 3D Printer

We are accepting reservations for both the Studio and Production Systems. Shipping priority is based on the order in which reservations are received. Reserve a Studio System for $1,000 and a Production System for $5,000.
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Size and Weight

83 cm x 53 cm x 95 cm (33.7 in x 20.9 in x 37.4 in)
97 kg (214 lbs)

Build volume

12,585 cm3 (30.5 x 20.5 x 20.5)
768 in3 (12 x 8 x 8)

Minimum Layer Thickness

50 μm

Build Rate

16 cm3/hr
(1 in3/hr)

Desktop Metal Studio System - Metal 3D Printer

Software

DM Cloud

Max Part Weight

10 kg (22 lbs)

Supported File Types

STL, IGES, JT, STEP, VDA-FS, U3D, VRML and Native file types
(Solidworks, ProE, others)

Full Technical Specifications Below

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The printer shapes the parts

The Studio printer is similar to the safest and most widely used 3D printing process–Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM).

How it works

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.

Speed: 16 cm3/hr
Layer height: 50 μm
Build Area: W: 300 D: 200 H: 200 mm

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The furnace sinters the partsdesktop metal printer

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.

How it works

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.

Heating: Hybrid; Microwave-enhanced
Peak Temp: 1400°C
Footprint: H: 150 W: 125 D: 75 cm

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Make metalwork faster

3D Printer Metal
No more waiting for machined or cast parts. Iterate faster by printing highly complex metal parts–without leaving the office.

Superior properties

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.

Printing Properties
Print technology Bound Metal Deposition (BMD)
Build volume 12,585 cm3 (30.5 x 20.5 x 20.5) / 768 in3 (12 x 8 x 8)
Max part dimensions (post-shrink) 25.5 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm / 10 in x 6.7 in x 6.7 in
Print heads Dual, quick-release print heads
Nozzle diameter 0.4 mm
Motion System Precision ball screws
Minimum layer height (Z) 50 μm
Build rate 16 cm3/hr (1 in3/hr)
Maximum part weight 10 kg (22 lbs)
Extruder calibration Automatic
Media Hot swappable DM cartridges
Support structures Separable supports
Build plate Heated glass build plate
Build plate temperature Up to 120 °C (248 °F)
Build plate leveling Automatic
Build chamber Heated, up to 50 °C (122 °F)
Physical
Dimensions
External Dimensions 83 cm x 53 cm x 95 cm (33.7 in x 20.9 in x 37.4 in)
Weight 97 kg (214 lbs)
Connectivity
Network WiFi and Ethernet
Power 120V, 20A, 50-60Hz
Software
Supplied Software DM Cloud
Local Cloud Support Optional
Supported File Types STL, IGES, JT, STEP, VDA-FS, U3D, VRML and Native file types
(Solidworks, ProE, others)
UI 7″ Touchscreen