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High-speed mass production of metal parts, designed for the factory floor.
Binder jet 3D printing featuring patented Triple ACT for excellent surface quality and specialty materials, including both metals and ceramics.
Batch production of fully dense, customer-ready metal parts.
Office-friendly production of metal prototypes and one-off parts.
Founded in 2021 to deliver 3D printing and biofabrication solutions to drive the advancement of personal healthcare.
Founded in 2002 to deliver industrial-grade polymer 3D printing solutions.
Founded in 1995 to deliver industrial sand 3D printing solutions for foundries and tooling applications.
The first commercial platform of its kind to shape sheet metal on demand directly from a digital file.
Founded in 2019 to build a greener future through 3D printed wood derived from two waste streams: sawdust and lignin.
Our technology works with stainless steels, low-alloy steels, tool steels, as well as copper, nickel alloys, precious metals and more.
Our technology works with a wide range of polymers, including premium elastomers, from Adaptive3D, ETEC and world-leading material partners.
Our technology works with a wide range of foundry silica and ceramic sand for metal casting molds and cores.
Our technology works with a wide range of ceramics, from silicon carbide and carbon to tungsten carbide cobalt.
Our technology combines two wood industry byproducts, sawdust and lignin, to rematerialize wood.
Founded in 2015 to develop high-performance 3D printable resins that deliver breakthrough material properties needed for end-use products. Creators of DuraChain™ 2-in-1 pot photopolymers.
Founded in 2019 to build a greener future through 3D printed wood derived from two waste streams: sawdust and lignin
Software package to seamlessly manage your 3D printers, accessories, and processes
Manufacturing preparation software for successful production of powder metal sintered parts
Easy-to-use software to generate and optimize binder jetting builds for printing and sintering success
A software workflow for the Desktop metal Studio System to manage part creation from digital model to sintered part
Access system status and statistics from any web browser, anyplace, anytime
Rapid design exploration through real-time generative design
Examples of how Desktop Metal customers are using 3D printing to change the face of manufacturing
Deep dives into the technology and applications for metal additive manufacturing
In-depth looks at how metal 3D printing is impacting industry and guides on how to use the technology
See Desktop Metal printers in action and learn about the systems from experts
Learn more about how Desktop Metal 3D printers work and how they can help you create custom metal parts
Learn more about Desktop Metal.
See job openings and career opportunities at Desktop Metal
Latest press releases, coverage and downloadable press kits
Helping you make the most out of your machines
Design, development, and manufacturing of motor vehicles
Serving manufacturers of consumer goods across a wide range of industries
Manufacture of industrial equipment
Schools, colleges, universities, and training centers
Design and manufacture of mechanical systems
Manufacturing aids, jigs, fixtures, and tooling
High-speed mass production of metal parts, designed for the factory floor.
Binder jet 3D printing featuring patented Triple ACT for excellent surface quality and specialty materials, including both metals and ceramics.
Batch production of fully dense, customer-ready metal parts.
Office-friendly production of metal prototypes and one-off parts.
Founded in 2021 to deliver 3D printing and biofabrication solutions to drive the advancement of personal healthcare.
Founded in 2002 to deliver industrial-grade polymer 3D printing solutions.
Founded in 1995 to deliver industrial sand 3D printing solutions for foundries and tooling applications.
The first commercial platform of its kind to shape sheet metal on demand directly from a digital file.
Founded in 2019 to build a greener future through 3D printed wood derived from two waste streams: sawdust and lignin.
Our technology works with stainless steels, low-alloy steels, tool steels, as well as copper, nickel alloys, precious metals and more.
Our technology works with a wide range of polymers, including premium elastomers, from Adaptive3D, ETEC and world-leading material partners.
Our technology works with a wide range of foundry silica and ceramic sand for metal casting molds and cores.
Our technology works with a wide range of ceramics, from silicon carbide and carbon to tungsten carbide cobalt.
Our technology combines two wood industry byproducts, sawdust and lignin, to rematerialize wood.
Founded in 2015 to develop high-performance 3D printable resins that deliver breakthrough material properties needed for end-use products. Creators of DuraChain™ 2-in-1 pot photopolymers.
Founded in 2019 to build a greener future through 3D printed wood derived from two waste streams: sawdust and lignin
Software package to seamlessly manage your 3D printers, accessories, and processes
Manufacturing preparation software for successful production of powder metal sintered parts
Easy-to-use software to generate and optimize binder jetting builds for printing and sintering success
A software workflow for the Desktop metal Studio System to manage part creation from digital model to sintered part
Access system status and statistics from any web browser, anyplace, anytime
Rapid design exploration through real-time generative design
Examples of how Desktop Metal customers are using 3D printing to change the face of manufacturing
Deep dives into the technology and applications for metal additive manufacturing
In-depth looks at how metal 3D printing is impacting industry and guides on how to use the technology
See Desktop Metal printers in action and learn about the systems from experts
Learn more about how Desktop Metal 3D printers work and how they can help you create custom metal parts
Learn more about Desktop Metal.
See job openings and career opportunities at Desktop Metal
Latest press releases, coverage and downloadable press kits
Helping you make the most out of your machines
Design, development, and manufacturing of motor vehicles
Serving manufacturers of consumer goods across a wide range of industries
Manufacture of industrial equipment
Schools, colleges, universities, and training centers
Design and manufacture of mechanical systems
Manufacturing aids, jigs, fixtures, and tooling
Office-friendly metal 3D printing in just 2 steps — Print. Sinter.
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Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio System extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates many of the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of fully closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.
Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio System extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates many of the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of fully closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.
30 x 20 x 20 cm (12 x 8 x 8 in)
250 um high-resolution nozzle, 400 um standard-resolution nozzle
Designed to be the easiest to use sintering furnace made, the Studio System 2 furnace first heats parts to remove all binders from parts, then ramps up the temperature to near-melting to deliver 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.
Designed to be the easiest to use sintering furnace made, the Studio System 2 furnace first heats parts to remove all binders from parts, then ramps up the temperature to near-melting to deliver 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.
30 x 20 x 17cm (12 x 8 x 6.7 in)
1400°C (2552°F)
Argon, Argon + Hydrogen Blend, Inert vacuum sintering
The Studio System™ 2 is the easiest way for designers and engineers to print metal parts.¹
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Making complex, high-performance metal parts has never been easier. Featuring a breakthrough two-step process, next-generation Separable Supports, and a software-controlled workflow, the Studio System 2 makes it simpler than ever to produce custom metal parts.¹
The Studio System 2 unlocks two-step processing with a fully re-engineered materials library. New material formulations allow printed parts to be placed directly into the furnace, without the need for the typical solvent debind phase. The result is an easy-to-manage two-step process with a nearly hands-free experience.
You don’t need to be an expert metallurgist or machinist to create complex metal parts. With our Live Studio™ software, native to Studio System 2, all aspects of part creation – from printing through sintering – are automated. The software automatically scales your part, orients it for print and sintering success, generates separable supports, and applies expert metallurgy to optimize fabrication. Simply upload your design and follow the onboard UI for step-by-step guidance.
The Studio System 2 features Desktop Metal’s second-generation Separable Supports technology, which automatically generates seams throughout support structures, and prints a reformulated ceramic interface material between the support structure and the part, allowing parts to easily be removed by hand.
With easy-to-use hardware, the Studio System 2 allows you to spend less time managing equipment and more time designing and fabricating parts. Change printheads with the press of a button, and change materials quickly with a refillable cartridge system that allows users to easily load material during print jobs and store excess material safely. A fully-accessible printer and sintering volume and a configurable furnace retort allow for maximum flexibility.
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Easily produce difficult-to-machine parts featuring complex geometry like undercuts and internal channels. Live Studio, the software at the heart of the Studio System, automates complicated metallurgical processes to produce high-quality parts with densities and feature accuracy similar to casting.
The Studio System 2 leverages data and feedback from thousands of prints and hundreds of customers. Designed to deliver outstanding part success and excellent surface finish, the system allows users to achieve first-time part success across a wide range of geometries. This is made possible by a fully re-engineered material platform, updated interface technology and new print profiles.
A heated build chamber and Desktop Metal-engineered print profiles produce excellent surface finish right out of the furnace, while a high strength gyroid infill now lightweights parts. With materials that meet or exceed MPIF standards and the use of high metal volume fraction media, high-pressure extrusion and vacuum sintering at temperatures of up to 1400°C, the system produces parts with densities of up to 98 percent – similar to cast parts.
The Studio System 2 allows you to tailor parts to your exact needs. Print parts with walls up to 4mm thick or fully-dense parts (with no infill) up to 5.25mm thick. Adjust shell thickness to create stronger parts or enable faster processing. Optimize prints for build speed using the standard (400µm) print head, or print fine features with the high resolution (250µm) print head.
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The Studio System 2 was designed from the ground-up to fit into your team’s workflow. With no solvents, no loose metal powders or lasers and very little operator intervention required, the system makes it easy to start printing metal parts – no third party equipment or special facilities required.
The Studio System 2 features a two-step process that eliminates the need for solvents and uses materials that can be easily stored and handled, making it ideal for use in an office environment – no special facilities and no respiratory PPE needed. The only requirements are an internet connection, ventilation and power, making it easy to quickly start printing metal parts.²
The Studio System 2 helps you regain control of your prototyping pipeline by allowing design and engineering teams to focus on making the best possible products. The simplified, easy-to-manage process allows users to quickly iterate on designs, print parts and monitor build progress from their desk, and significantly reduces operator burden – parts go directly from the printer into the furnace, where a large retort with stackable shelving (10x the capacity of a similarly-sized tube furnace) allows for batch sintering.
The Studio System 2 is a two-part solution that streamlines metal 3D printing. Simply load your CAD file into Live Studio, our proprietary software, print your part, and place it in the furnace for sintering.
Secure, web-based software constructs build plans from STL or CAD files, automatically generating supports and control parameters based on part geometry and material.
Layer by layer, a green part is shaped by extruding bound metal rods—metal powder held together by polymer binders—in a process called Bound Metal Deposition™.
Once printed, parts are placed in the furnace. As the part is heated to temperatures near melting, binder is removed and metal particles fuse together causing the part to densify up to 98%.
Studio System™ applications span a variety of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and oil & gas.
Metal 3D printing reduces lead times and costs – allowing for rapid iteration and refinement of the die design. Furthermore, lower tooling costs and lead times makes low volume custom extrusion dies economically feasible.
Unique chess piece designs can easily be 3D printed without the long lead times and costs associated with tooling. The Studio System’s high resolution print head produces small parts with fine features and surface finish.

This burner tip was originally cast in the 1950s, and the tooling has since been lost for it. When a customer needed a replacement, the quote for new tooling was in the tens of thousands of dollars.
With the Studio System, the company was able to recreate the part with properties similar to the original cast part, with no tooling cost or long lead times for the customer.
Golf clubs, especially putters, are typically cast or machined. With the Studio System, manufacturers can achieve excellent material properties without tooling or expensive CNC machining.
The Studio System allows for customization of parts like putters, so each player can have a design that is best suited to them. And when those designs go into mass production, they can be manufactured via binder jetting.
Due to its complex geometry, these parts would typically be cast followed by extensive secondary machining. With the Studio System, the nozzle can be 3D printed without the lead times and setup costs of casting, enabling one-off and small batch orders.
Their complex vanes make impellers expensive and difficult to manufacture. When a custom impeller is needed metal 3D printing accelerates design optimization and product development by dramatically reducing lead time and cost.
Sheet metal tools are used for a broad range of fabrication operations, including stamping, bending, countersinking and embossing.
3D printing with the Studio System reduces tool fabrication costs, shortens production run lead time, and enables rapid iteration and refinement of the sheet metal designs and associated tooling.
3D printing the mold inserts shortens production run lead time and allows rapid iteration and refinement of zipper designs. Using a high resolution printhead allows for smaller parts with finer features, requiring less post processing.

Generative design and 3D printing allows for the fabrication of innovative designs impossible with casting (the traditional production method for skateboard trucks).
The Studio System can print that previously impossible geometry, resulting in trucks that are more aesthetically pleasing, stronger, and lighter.
After exploring a number of alternative manufacturing methods to produce the parts needed to keep crucial machinery up and running, Master Drilling chose 3D printing. The switch to 3D printing cut their lead time for replacement parts from about three months for off-shore castings, to just three weeks printing on-site, thereby reducing downtime for the earth drilling equipment.
3D printing the hard steel insert to near-net shape eliminates 95% of the required CNC machining and associated tool wear.
Because cooling accounts for 95% of the mold cycle time, the ability to incorporate conformal cooling channels into the mold can reduce mold cycle time and increase throughput.
The complex geometry of end effectors requires extensive CNC machining, resulting in long lead times that occupy valuable CNC capacity. Using metal 3D printing allows for on-demand manufacturing of custom end effectors while lowering part cost and lead time.
This fixture pushes a thread checker into a part on a manufacturing line. As a wear item, it needs to stand up to repeated use, and must be easily produced to keep the manufacturing line up.
The fixture must be regularly replaced as it wears out. Printing the part with the Studio System eliminates CNC lead time and frees up the machine shop for more critical work.
This support is designed to carry a heavy load and withstand punishment. Engineers working on a bot used on a Discovery Channel program BattleBots had less than a month to produce a custom structural element on robotic arm. Using the Studio system, they were able to print a bracket capable of resisting bending and lateral motion while providing the stiffness, strength, weldability and fire resistance required.
These chuck jaws closely match the geometry of the part being machined – making them complex to machine. Printing them using the Studio System eliminates CNC lead time and frees up the machine shop for more critical work.
Small, detailed parts like these end effectors typically require expensive CNC machining and have long lead times. Using the Studio System’s high resolution (250μm) printhead allows manufacturers to print small parts with fine features which would be difficult to machine
Fixture like this require custom geometry for each application, as well as superior wear resistance. The faster these parts are manufactured, the quicker a company can get get manufacturing lines running.
Printing these parts with the Studio System eliminates CNC lead time and frees up the machine shop for more critical work.
This heat exchanger enables a much higher heat transfer rate than a traditionally manufactured part. Featuring thin external fins and a complex, internal helical cooling channel, this exchanger would not be manufacturable as one component via CNC machining.

The Studio System allows for the complex geometry of the heat exchanger to easily be printed as a single component.

This 3D printed atomizer features complex internal channels and oblong shaped holes, which could not be manufactured with traditional methods. With the Studio System, the engineers were able to radically redesign their conventional atomizers for significantly better performance.
Unique jewelry pieces can be 3D printed without the design lock-in, long lead times and costs associated with tooling. The Studio System’s high resolution print head produces small parts with fine features and surface finish.
In some cases, replacement parts are no longer available, either off the shelf or from the OEM. Fabricating custom gears via hobbing and broaching is often prohibitively expensive, but metal 3D printing allows for the fabrication of legacy parts at much lower cost.
This part converges three flow paths into one via internal channels. These channels would be impossible to machine, and instead would need to be drilled as straight holes and plugged.
Printing on the Studio System allows these channels to be designed for their function rather than their manufacturing method. This part can be produced in just a few days with very little hands on work.
Typically CNC machined from aluminum alloy, pistons can be time consuming and difficult to rapidly prototype and test – often taking months or even years to move from design to production.
With the Studio System, various piston designs can be easily prototyped and tested—speeding up product development timelines, reducing time to market, and introducing new opportunities for optimization, including generative design—all while avoiding CNC backlog and lead times.
This part would typically be cast, followed by secondary machining operations – resulting in long lead times and high costs.
By printing on the Studio System, the long lead time associated with casting can be avoided, and the cost to machine from scratch is greatly reduced – allowing the manufacturer to produce the part in-house and enabling cost-effective rapid design iteration and pilot runs.
The guitar tailpiece is typically cast from aluminum, and can be fairly expensive to customize for short manufacturing runs.
Printing in steel allows design freedom and part customization while eliminating tooling costs. Steel tailpieces also exhibit more pleasing resonance and sustain characteristics for some genres and playing styles.
Unique jewelry pieces can be 3D printed without the design lock-in, long lead times and costs associated with tooling. The Studio System’s high resolution print head produces small parts with fine features and surface finish.
Explore applications for 3D printing across a range of industries.
For automotive manufacturers, 3D printing opens new opportunities for rapid prototyping, creating parts with more complexity than ever before, identifying opportunities for assembly consolidation and exploring new business models centered around on-demand production.
Manufacturers of consumer goods can use 3D printing for rapid prototyping and testing of new designs for both functionality and market feedback, and as a flexible manufacturing line for low-volume and regionally-targeted production that allows greater design freedom for product customization.
By investing in 3D printing, educational institutions provide students the tools to bring their work to life, help them build important career skills and enable them to act as additive manufacturing champions when they enter the workforce.
Using 3D printing, machine designers can print and test multiple part variations, create geometry that cannot be machined, consolidate large assemblies into fewer parts and reduce warehousing costs by printing custom parts on demand.

Heavy industry firms can use metal 3D printing to create highly-customized components from hard-to-machine materials, keep per-part costs low for custom, low-volume parts, and enable the creation of new designs with greater geometric complexity.
For companies that produce manufacturing tooling, 3D printing can be an invaluable resource, allowing them to quickly and inexpensively produce complex, custom tooling and easily replace tools when needed, reducing downtime on manufacturing lines.
1. Unlike comparable metal 3D printing systems, Studio System™ 2 eliminates loose metal powders and features a two-step process (no solvent debind required) and features Separable Supports technology with strategic splits for hand-removable supports, hot swappable cartridges and removable printheads to make material changes easy, and a fully software-controlled workflow.

2. Statements made regarding respiratory PPE are specific to requirements for operating the Studio System. We recommend all users consult local authorities regarding PPE for COVID-19 protection.
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