Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printing
The Studio System™ 2 is a two-part solution that streamlines metal 3D printing and is the preferred way for designers and engineers to print high-quality complex metal parts in-house. Utilizing Bound Metal Deposition™ technology, engineers and designers can easily produce difficult-to-machine parts featuring complex geometry like undercuts and internal channels.
Building on the success of the original Studio System, the Studio System 2 eliminates the solvent debind phase entirely. Parts no longer need to be batched before debinding, and then batched again before sintering. Instead, printed parts go directly into the furnace where they are debound and sintered in a single customized cycle. Safety concerns are avoided while users enjoy reduced part costs related to consumables, a reduced system footprint, and easier installation.
In summary – simply load your CAD file into Fabricate software, print your part, and place it in the furnace for sintering.
00 | PREP
Fabricate™, the secure web-based software at the heart of the Studio System™ 2, automates complicated metallurgical processes to produce high-quality parts with densities and feature accuracy similar to casting.
Construct build plans from STL or CAD files, where supports and control parameters are auto-generated by Fabricate™ based on part geometry and material.
01 | PRINT
Layer by layer, a green part is shaped in the printer through the extrusion of bound metal rods — metal powder held together by wax and polymer binders — in a process called Bound Metal Deposition™.
02 | SINTER
The final step sees the part being placed into the furnace as it is then heated to temperatures near melting. The remaining binder is removed and metal particles fuse together causing the part to densify up to 96-99.8%.