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20 07, 2018

What’s New in Live Parts v.1.3

By |2018-07-20T08:14:05+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Desktop Metal has created a nice video that will walk you through the new B-rep geometry import/export functionality in Live Parts™ v1.3. This new version was released in June and this video below will give you a great preview of the technology. For more information on Desktop Metal products, please click the button below. More Info

6 07, 2018

Hot-swappable Media Cartridges from Desktop Metal

By |2018-07-06T08:08:58+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Safe-to-handle, hot-swappable media cartridges have a push-to-release design for easy loading/unloading, while RFID-enabled supply monitoring prevents cross-contamination and ensures you never run out of material mid-print. In this video, Matt Barbati (Technical Trainer at Desktop Metal), gives an overview of the cartridge design and how it supports a seamless workflow for in-house metal 3D printing. Learn more by watching the video below.

9 05, 2018

Desktop Metal Receives Two Patents for Removable 3D Printing Support Technology

By |2018-05-09T08:22:33+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Reprint from https://3dprint.com It hasn’t yet been a year since Desktop Metal announced the release of its two metal 3D printing systems, the DM Studio System and the DM Production System. Investors and others had been eagerly anticipating the introduction of the startup’s new technology, and they weren’t disappointed, as the Studio System and Production System looked right away to be impressive developments. The Studio System was described by Desktop Metal as the first office-friendly metal 3D printing system, featuring a 3D printer, a debinder, and a sintering furnace that fit neatly into an office or workshop. It also introduced Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) 3D printing technology, a powder-free technology that involves the extrusion of rods of bound metal. It’s safer and easier than other types of metal 3D printing technology, with support structures that can be removed by hand. The Production System is the first metal 3D printing system to be designed for mass production. It too introduced a new 3D printing technology: Single Pass Jetting (SPJ), which is capable of 3D printing parts 100 times faster than laser-based 3D printing systems. The Production System is capable of 3D printing at a rate of 8,200 cubic centimeters per hour [...]

11 04, 2018

Desktop Metal Reduces Product Development Time by 25%

By |2018-04-11T08:51:10+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Desktop Metal Case Study: Virginia-based startup Lumenium finds opportunity to reduce product development timeline by 25%. Lumenium (a Desktop Metal customer of Cimquest) develops an innovative family of internal combustion engines. Their Inverse Displacement Asymmetrical Rotational (IDAR) engine is a novel and totally singular design for producing powerful, efficient, internal combustion. For Lumenium, the ability to quickly iterate on part features and designs is critical for time to market and engine performance. With the Desktop Metal Studio System, they can bring affordable metal 3D printing in-house and realize faster design iteration and functional prototyping. Download the case study by clicking the button below. Download Case Study

28 02, 2018

Metal 3D Printing for Injection Molding

By |2018-03-05T09:49:38+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|1 Comment

Built-Rite Tool & Die, a Cimquest customer, is a mold-making and design firm based in Lancaster, MA. The company makes precision molds for use in a range of injection molding techniques. The Desktop Metal Studio System has been tested by Built-Rite for the manufacture of several components of the Studio System metal 3D printer. These included a “flipper arm” used in the Studio System to “eject the bound metal or interface media rods into the extruder where they are heated and deposited onto the build plate, shaping a green part.” Ron Caron, General Manager at Built-Rite, commented that “Molds must be built to withstand very high pressures. The printed inserts that we prototyped for Desktop Metal were able to pass the first round of tests and successfully molded several parts. In the beginning, we immediately saw some of the advantages of using metal printed components in our molds.” According to Caron using 3D printing allows the inserts to be produced in a quicker time, given that production could be brought in-house. Also, it was possible to design cooling channels in a new way. One benefit here was a weight saving and subsequent reduction in operator fatigue. The injection mold insert. [...]

26 01, 2018

How Lumenium Saves 85% of Cost with 3D Printing

By |2018-01-26T08:19:35+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

Lumenium is another of the pioneer customers. The company is a Virginia-based advanced engine technology company. They are also the inventor and developer of a highly innovative family of internal combustion engines (IDAR Engines). The Lumenium Inverse Displacement Asymmetrical Rotational Engine (IDAR Engine) is a novel design for producing robust, efficient, internal combustion. Its unique engine geometry provides unparalleled power density for dramatic efficiency gains and work output from a smaller, lighter engine. Qualities include lower fuel consumption and meaningfully lower emissions through more complete combustion at lower temperatures. Lumenium demonstrates how the connecting rod was scanned. Working with Desktop Metal, an optimized design with self-supporting angles to reduce 3D printing time and material consumption was created. This redesigned part improved the ratio of part volume to material volume with uniform geometry and no overhanging features, meaning that the support structures are extremely light in comparison to the weight of the part. Desktop Metal explains, “On the top and bottom of the saddle carrier, Lumenium typically machines the channels that mate onto the swing arms (also a Studio fabricated part). The Studio System delivers the ability to adjust density in certain sections of the part. We were able [...]

24 01, 2018

Desktop Metal Ships Their Metal 3D Printer to Google

By |2018-01-24T08:23:57+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Desktop Metal|0 Comments

The Desktop Metal Studio System with metal 3D printer, debinding station and furnace. The first metal 3D printing system from Desktop Metal is FFF/FDM based and also includes a debinder and sintering furnace. According to the company it is 10 times less expensive than existing technology today. The Studio System was first announced in April and uses a filament containing bound metal rods that are 3D printed to create a green part. This can then be sintered in the furnace to create a dense metal component. Early reports from pioneer customers praise the process. Metal 3D Printing at Google The first customer to receive one of the Studio System metal 3D printers was Google’s Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) group. While Desktop Metal cannot reveal precisely how ATAP are using the machine, past projects at ATAP have tended to focus on mobile hardware. One such endeavour was the now defunct Project Ara – aimed at making a modular phone. “This marks the first time our team will be able to use metal 3D printing for rapid prototyping of our hardware parts,” said David Beardsley, manager of Google’s ATAP. “For prototyping, we have previously relied upon casting or using [...]

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