Studio System+

High-Resolution Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printing

In-House & Built to Scale

Office-friendly metal 3D printing

Introducing the Desktop Metal 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.

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.

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Desktop Metal Studio System+ Introduction

Size and Weight

94.8 x 82.3 x 52.9 cm (37.3 x 32.4 x 20.8 in)
97 kg (214 lbs)

Build volume

28.9 x 18.9 x 19.5 cm (11.4 x 7.4 x 7.7 in)

Layer Height

50 μm high-resolution printhead
100-220 μm standard resolution printhead

Max Build Rate

16 cm3/hr 1 in3/hr

Desktop Metal Studio System - Metal 3D Printer

Software

Fabricate™ software

Max Build Weight

6.5 kg (14.3 lbs) in green state

Supported File Types

STL, IGES, JT, STEP, VDA-FS, U3D, VRML and native file types
(SolidWorks, ProE, etc)

Full Technical Specifications Below

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Printerstudio system printer

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.

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

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Debinderstudio system 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)

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Furnacestudio system 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)

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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.

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.

Print at higher resolution.

A new swappable 250μm print head 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.

A build plate camera captures video of the part as it prints, so the user can
monitor print success.

Debind and sinter in bulk.

New stackable shelving increases part capacity of the debinder and
furnace for greater throughput.

Produce better parts.

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

Reduce operational costs.

The furnace is equipped with optional hookups to the external gas or
house gas lines for lower consumable costs.

Configure a Fleet.

New hardware configuration options increase capacity of process
efficiency for low volume production.

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