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The Desktop Metal Studio is office-friendly and can print in 316L Stainless Steel. This material is needed for the food processing industry because the metal must stand up to high heat, water, and harsh cleaning chemicals all while remaining easy to sanitize, durable, and corrosion-free per food safety standards

To learn how 3D Printing with Desktop Metal can help you, watch the recorded webinar, where you’ll hear firsthand from Elliði Hreinsson about Curio’s experience.

In this webinar focused on the development of food processing equipment you’ll learn:

  • Metal 3D printing is an affordable, easy-to-use solution that reduced time to market by an entire year
  • How combining metal 3D printing with other methods produces efficient production
  • Applications from filleting machines that highlight the benefits of 3D printing and challenges of traditional manufacturing
Curio Case Study - using DM Studio for Food processing Machinery Industry
Curio Case Study - using DM Studio for Food processing Machinery Industry

Curio, like many in the food processing industry, faced many challenges such as living up to food safety standards, the limited availability of equipment, and difficulty with Economic Sustainability. Curio, now, with the implementation of Desktop Metal’s Studio System was able to design food equipment in house; from plastic mockups to rapid prototyping and batch production in 316L stainless steel all while being office-friendly.

When looking into options in order to cut costs, time and supply chain constraints, Curio knew they needed a high-quality stainless steel that could withstand the high heat, water and harsh cleaning chemicals. In addition, food equipment needed to remain easy to sanitize, be durable and corrosion-free, as per food safety regulations. 316L stainless steel was their answer and allowed them to speed up development, increase the yield and increase the freshness of their fish.