Desktop Metal, a Massachusetts-based 3D printer brand, which made heads turn with the promise to make metal 3D printing more accessible to the masses, has unveiled the Studio System+ which comes with more functionality to print higher resolution small metal parts and is an upgrade to the original Studio System.
At the same time, the company also revealed the Studio Fleet which is billed as a customizable and configurable solution to address the pertinent challenges of low to mid-volume production.
Retaining all the key features of the original Studio System that made it such a hit since release, the Studio System+ can achieve even higher-resolution printing of small parts with fine details, and push the limits of metal 3D printing.
Smaller parts with finer features and improved surface finish are now possible with a new swappable high-resolution print head that comes with supporting software profiles. Printed parts are similar to those produced with metal injection molding (MIM), featuring sintered voxels as tiny as 240 microns in XY by 45 microns in Z (smaller than a grain of table salt). This opens up new applications for parts that can be used in industries like consumer electronics, medical devices and automotive.
An in-chamber build plate camera captures a live stream video of the build process, while new software improvements include automatic mold lock prevention, part positioning, and fleet management for an enhanced user experience.
Part capacity increase for the debinder and greater throughput for the furnace are now possible with the new stackable shelving feature. A new retort box design ensures higher quality part production with the increase in thermal uniformity. The Studio System+ can also be connected to external gas tanks or a house gas line, for reduced cost per part.
The Studio Fleet is available in two configurations:
- 3:1:1 – Three printers, one debinder, and one furnace. Users can achieve a 200 percent increase in throughput for only a 50 percent increase in system cost.
- 5:2:1 – Five printers, two debinders, and one furnace. Users can achieve a 400 percent increase in throughput for a 100 percent increase in system cost.
The Studio System+ and Studio Fleet represents the continued commitment of Desktop Metal in engaging with their customers across major industries to identify key applications, learn about their requirements to incorporate metal 3D printing into their design process, and help to meet their desired needs more cost-effectively.
The original Studio System will continue to be shipped to current reservation holders. Existing orders for the Studio System will be offered the opportunity to get the new Studio System+ features for a discount. The Studio System+ will replace the original system after 5th October and is available for reservation now.