We are very excited to announce the arrival of our Desktop Metal Studio Machine and Debinder. Upon adding metal 3D Printing to our arsenal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology solutions, we fully intend to leverage our decades of experience supporting manufacturing in the region via conventional tooling processes such as CNC Machining. Our ability to process metal parts will be invaluable as we work closely with our customers to target and develop key applications for Desktop Metal's Bound Metal Deposition Technology. For example, in cases where parts need to hold tighter tolerances then the "as sintered" specifications, or a better surface finish might be required to produce injection mold tooling such as mold inserts, Cimquest can utilize our 3 and 5 axis Takumi & Hurco CNC Mills for post-machining. An end-to-end solution The Desktop Metal Studio System is a three-part solution that automates metal 3D printing. Tightly integrated through Desktop Metal’s cloud-based software, it delivers a seamless workflow for printing complex metal parts in-house—from digital file to sintered part. 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 [...]
In the video below, Desktop Metal demonstrates how to load parts and set up a job for solvent debind in the Studio System debinder. For more information on Desktop Metal 3D printers, please click the button below. More info
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
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.
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 [...]
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
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. [...]
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 [...]