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Basic specs Price: $ 120,000102 596 €91,764 £13,561,920 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Desktop Metal
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material Metal
Max. build size 300 × 200 × 200 mm11.81 × 7.87 × 7.87 in
Release date 2017
Country United States
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Desktop Metal Studio review

The Studio is a metal 3D printer by Desktop Metal, a US-based manufacturer.

The Studio is around 10x cheaper than other 3D printers with the same features.

Desktop Metal Studio technology

Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio 3D 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. Desktop Metal calls its core technology “Microwave Enhanced Sintering”.

The Desktop Metal Studio can 3D print as fast as 16 cm3/hr.

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.

Desktop Metal Studio features

The Desktop Metal Studio support interesting features such as:

  • a software controlled workflow: unlike other systems that require 3rd party equipment, the Studio system was designed as a complete workflow. Every stage of the process is fully automated and managed by a software.
  • proprietary separable supports technology: making it possible to remove parts by hand. No wire EDM or machining is needed, unlike current metal 3D printing, because supports are not bonded to parts. As a result, highly complex parts and print-in-place assemblies can be easily printed and put to use.

Desktop Metal Studio price

The Desktop Metal Studio recommended price is $120k. It includes:

  • DM Studio Printer (add additional Printers for $49,900 + tax)
  • DM Studio Debinder (add additional Debinders for $9,900 + tax)
  • DM Studio Furnace (add additional Furnaces for $59,900 + tax)
  • Consumable Starter Kit (media, gas, debinder fluid, effluent filters and build plates)
  • Installation and training by DM Sales Partner
  • Cloud-based software & updates (local cloud option available)
  • 1-year warranty and maintenance

General

Model Studio
Manufacturer Desktop Metal
Metascore
Price $ 120,000102 596 €91,764 £13,561,920 ¥
Release date 2017
Country United States
Status Available
Category Desktop
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Filament diameter
OS compatibility
Generic material No

Performance

XY accuracy
Max. build size 300 × 200 × 200 mm11.81 × 7.87 × 7.87 in
Max. build volume 12.00 L
Max. print speed
Min. layer thickness 0.05 mm0.002 in

Hardware

Dimensions 830 × 530 × 95 mm32.68 × 20.87 × 3.74 in
Weight 97 kg213.85 lb
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.4 mm0.02 in
Power input 120V, 20A, 50-60Hz

Features

Heated print bed Yes
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration Yes
Closed frame Yes
Dual extruder No
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color No
LCD screen No
Touchscreen Yes
On-board camera No
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No

Connectivity

USB No
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth No
SD card No
Ethernet Yes