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STUDIO SYSTEM 2

Office-friendly metal 3D printing in just 2 steps — Print. Sinter.

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10x cheaper

The Studio System+ is up to ten times cheaper than comparable laser-based systems. With purchase and payment plan pricing options, it’s the only metal 3D printing system that is cost-effective for engineering teams.

Built to scale

The system is designed to adapt to diverse business needs. The software auto-generates custom build plans optimized for multi-part jobs, while increased debind and sinter capacity enable scalable throughput for low volume production.

Safer

NO Hazardous Powders
NO Respirators
NO External Ventilation
NO 480V 3-Phase Power
NO Stress Relief
NO Dedicated Operators
NO Welded Supports
NO Special Facilities
NO Dangerous Lasers
NO 3rd Party Equipment

An end-to-end solution

The Studio System+ is a three-part solution that automates metal 3D printing. Tightly integrated through Desktop Metal’s cloud-based software, Fabricate™, it delivers a seamless workflow for printing complex metal parts in-house—from digital file to sintered part.

 

A software-controlled workflow

Fabricate™ software automates even the most challenging aspects of the fabrication process. It auto-generates supports for easy removal and creates custom build plans that are tuned to the geometry and material for every part in the job.

The printer shapes the parts

Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the printer extrudes bound metal rods—similar to how an FDM printer works. This eliminates the safety requirements often associated with metal 3D printing while enabling new features like the use of closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.

SPEED: 16cm³/hr

LAYER HEIGHT: 50µm

BUILD AREA: 300mm(W) x 200mm(D) x 200mm(H)

How it works

Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, the Studio 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.

The furnace sinters the parts

Fully-automated with closed-loop thermal control, the furnace is the first to deliver industrial-strength sintering and an office-friendly package. Built-in profiles are tuned to every build and material to ensure uniform heating and cooling without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systems.

GAS CONNECTION: 2 x 900L onboard canisters

PEAK TEMP: 1400°C

FOOT PRINT: 1380mm(W) x 1620mm(D) x 750mm(H)

Easy, two-step processing

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.

Print to Sinter

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.

Software controlled workflow

You don’t need to be an expert metallurgist or machinist to create complex metal parts. With our Fabricate 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.

Smart Separable Supports

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.

Watch a live stream of the build.

An in-chamber build plate camera captures video of the part as it prints — viewable in a web browser. This gives the user a greater insight into their print and the ability to monitor print success.

Reliable Processing

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.

Excellent Part Properties

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.

Customisable print settings

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.

Hands-off process

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.

Prototype and mass produce with the same alloys

We designed our systems to use the same MIM (Metal Injection Molding) materials. This opens up an ecosystem of low-cost, high-quality alloys with a mature supply chain and well-studied process controls.

200+ compatible alloys

By enabling the use of metal powders from the MIM industry, our systems have access to a wide range of existing materials—from steels and aluminum to superalloys and titanium.

Up to 80% cheaper

Laser-based systems require specially formulated, cost-prohibitive metal powders. We use metal powder with a wide particle size distribution, enabling much lower materials costs.

LOW VOLUME MANUFACTURING WITH DESKTOP METAL STUDIO SYSTEM+


For the first time, on-demand metal 3D printing will be able to deliver accessible and scalable manufacturing that adapts to diverse business needs, part requirements, production volumes and cost constraints.

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Materials

The Studio System brings a wide range of critical alloys to 3D printing—including stainless steels, copper, and tool steels. Each alloy undergoes rigorous qualification by world-leading materials scientists, and our core materials consistently meet or exceed industry standards.

Core Alloys

17-4PH Download Datasheet
Stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance

316 L Download Datasheet
Stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

Inconel 625
Superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

AISI 4140
Low alloy, mid-carbon steel for high strength and toughness

Copper
For thermal and electrical conductivity

H13 Download Datasheet
Tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures

Kovar
Controlled thermal expansion alloy

Case Studies

 

Ford Motor Company

Built-Rite Tool & Die

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Alpha Precision Group

 

Ultra Machining Company

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Metal 3D Printing at Scale

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