Desktop Metal

Machinery : Additive Manufacturing : 3D Printer

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Burlington, Massachusetts, United States


[A] Desktop Metal exists to make 3D printing accessible to all Engineers, Designers, and Manufacturers. [B] We are reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce parts - from prototyping through mass production. [C] We believe 3D printing will change the way parts are designed, manufactured, and sold around the world.

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This 3-D Printed Icelandic Fish-Gutting Machine Contains the Secret of a Future, Less-Globalized Economy

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✍️ Author: Christopher Mims

🔖 Topics: Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing

🏭 Vertical: Food

🏢 Organizations: Curio, Desktop Metal

Tucked away in a nondescript 10,000-square-foot building there is a manufacturing facility that runs 24/7, producing parts for fish-processing machines in a way that was, even a few years ago, impossible. Elliði Hreinsson, the founder of Curio, which owns the building, says the machines he designs and makes would be difficult or in some cases impossible to produce without 3-D printing.

“In Iceland, we are a small stone in the ocean, and we cannot so easily run around to get help,” says Mr. Hreinsson. “You have to be able to do it all in-house.” His machines, which he sells to clients around the world, include more than 100 parts that he prints on seven 3-D printers made by a company called Desktop Metal. Printing the stainless-steel parts this way skips all the steps required for conventional manufacturing, from prototyping to casting or injection molding—the last of which generally happens in Asia, and can add weeks or months to the time between product design and delivery.

Read more at Wall Street Journal

Siemens and Desktop Metal begin partnership with aim of accelerating sustainable additive manufacturing at scale

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🔖 Topics: Partnership

🏢 Organizations: Siemens, Desktop Metal

Siemens and Desktop Metal have announced a multi-faceted partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing for production applications with a focus on the world’s largest manufacturers.

The collaboration will touch multiple aspects of the Desktop Metal business. This includes increased integration of Siemens technology in Desktop Metal’s AM 2.0 systems, including operational technology, information technology and automation. Desktop Metal says its solutions will be fully integrated into Siemens simulation and planning tools for machine and factory design. Siemens Digital Twin tools will now be used for designing certain machines, and Siemens Advanta can simulate all levels of the binder jetting process and global plant planning, which Siemens says enables fast and reliable decisions for factory planning.

Read more at TCT Magazine

FreeFoam™ | a Revolutionary, Expandable 3D Printable Resin for Volume Production of Foam Parts

The New Space Race: How 3-D Printing Is Driving Current And Future Space Exploration

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✍️ Author: Jonah Myerberg

🔖 Topics: additive manufacturing

🏭 Vertical: Aerospace

🏢 Organizations: Desktop Metal

The ability to print parts is also helping reduce the complexity of rockets. Dubbed by some as “the most complex flying machine ever built,” the Space Shuttle used a staggering 2.5 million parts. Using 3-D printing, manufacturers can consolidate many of the complex components into multifunction assemblies, which can make them easier, faster and less expensive to produce, as well as more reliable to operate.

As the cost and complexity of manufacturing rockets and rocket engines have decreased in recent years, a number of private space exploration companies have emerged. Among the newest players in the field, our customer Privateer Space, co-founded by Steve Wozniak, is using 3-D printing to create small cube satellites that will monitor and remove debris from orbit.

Read more at Forbes

Shapeways is officially a Publicly-Traded, AM Company via Merger with Galileo Acquisition Corp.

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🔖 Topics: funding event

🏢 Organizations: Shapeways, XN, Desktop Metal

Following the business combination and related PIPE investment, Shapeways will receive $103 million of gross proceeds, including a $75 million fully-committed common stock PIPE anchored by top-tier investors including Miller Value, XN, and Desktop Metal. The PIPE also includes investments from existing Shapeways investors Lux Capital, Union Square Ventures, INKEF Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Proceeds will be used primarily to accelerate the Company’s additive manufacturing capabilities, accelerate the rollout of its SaaS offering, expand its material and technology offerings to extend market reach and grow customer share of wallet, as well as to provide additional working capital.

Read more at 3D Adept Media