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.

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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.

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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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 parts

desktop metal printerWe 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

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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.

 


The process

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.

Prep
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Digital model

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.

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Green Part

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.

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Sintered Part

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%.

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Finished Part

Apply optional finishing methods such as machining or bead blasting for critical tolerances and finishes. Supports are removed by hand.