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.