Desktop Metal has shipped and installed their metal 3D printing system, the Studio System for their first customers in the UK, the University of Sheffield and global engineering solutions firm Weir Group.
The Studio System is a 3-part metal 3D printing system that includes a printer, debinder, and furnace, and was designed for high-mix-low-volume production at an affordable price point.
The University of Sheffield has installed the Studio System at their Royce Translational Centre and the new addition will expand on the repertoire of advanced 3D metal printing systems already installed at the center which include electron and laser beam powder beds, and blown powder methods.
“Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) is a critical part of the strategy for many high-value manufacturing sectors, as they look to reduce material waste and increase productivity. The Studio System keeps us at the cutting edge of near-net-shape manufacturing capabilities in the UK,” said Professor Iain Todd, the director of the Royce Translational Centre.
The other UK customer, Weir Group, will be using the Studio System to prototype, test, and fabricate parts and tooling components for their mining, oil, and gas industry clients globally.
“The additive manufacturing arena is dynamic, growing rapidly as a market, and presents exciting opportunities for innovative companies such as Weir. We are continuing to partner with world-class organizations as we proactively develop our additive manufacturing offering,” said Sozon Tsopanos, Head of Additive Manufacturing at Weir Group.