Affordable, Office Friendly, Designed for Engineers, Rapid Prototyping
Aidex is the exclusive, authorized distributor for DeskTop Metal’s Studio System™ in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska for educational institutions.
Designed for simple installation, commercial grade results and safety, Desktop Metal’s Studio System™ makes metal 3D printing more accessible to colleges, universities and tech schools than ever before. The end-to-end system creates unique opportunities for expanding engineering curriculums with hands-on design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing of complex metal parts used in a broad spectrum of industries, from aerospace and automotive to industrial equipment and household hardware.
Desktop Metal’s Studio System is up to 10x cheaper than comparable laser-based systems. With purchase and subscription pricing options, it’s the only metal 3D printing system that is cost-effective for engineering educational programs.
By eliminating lasers and powders, Desktop Metal has made the Studio System safe for any facility. No special facilities or third party equipment is required. All you need is power and an internet connection.
Easy to Use.
The printer is similar to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), the most widely used 3D printing process. Unlike laser-based systems that selectively melt metal powder, Desktop Metal’s printer extrudes bound metal rods, which is similar to how a plastic FDM printer works. This eliminates the safety requirements associated with metal 3D printing, while opening up new alloys and enabling features like the use of closed-cell infill for lightweight strength.
This is the industry’s first office-friendly sintering furnace. Fully automated with closed loop thermal control and sized to fit through an office door, the furnace delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package. The furnace combines SiC heating elements with high-powered microwaves to sinter printed parts after the primary binder is removed. Cloud-connected, the furnace has temperature profiles that are tuned to every build and material. It uniformly heats parts to just below their melting point, removing binder and fusing metal particles to form fully dense parts without the residual stresses introduced in laser-based systes
The Studio printer extrudes bound metal rods, shaping the green part through Bound Metal Deposition. This process is similar to the safest and most widely-used 3D printing process—Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)—and eliminates safety concerns associated with metal 3D printing.
The green part is transferred to the Studio debinder where it is immersed in Desktop Metal’s proprietary debinding fluid. The primary binding material is removed in order to prepare the part for sintering. The debinder is safe for use in an office environment and does not require any external ventilation.
The Studio furnace heats parts to just below their melting point, fusing metal particles to form fully dense parts without residual stresses introduced in laser-based processes. Fully automated and sized to fit through a doorway, the furnace delivers industrial-strength sintering in an office-friendly package.
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