Mark Tyrtania, Sales Director at Laser Lines, said: “We are thrilled to have signed Desktop Metal as a supplier. It is a dynamic company to work with as it is rewriting the rule book in terms of possibilities for metal 3D printing. For those that are producing metal parts or are prototyping, Desktop Metal’s machines are fast, great value and offer a wide range of materials.
“The Studio System’s printing process of Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) is similar to Stratasys’ FDM technology, which we have been selling for over 20 years, so it is a technology that we are familiar with. Within the metal printing space, it offers exciting, new opportunities for our market.”
Laser Lines will be selling and supporting the Studio System when it becomes available in late 2018 internationally, and the Production System when it becomes available.
Mark continues: “The Desktop Metal series offers amazing functionality and great value. Companies can now have a complete solution – including 3D printing machine, de-binder and furnace unit – that can be used with a wide variety of materials. The Desktop Metal Studio System is perfect for engineers looking for an in-house unit suitable for prototyping and creating sample parts.”
The Studio System has an extremely compact footprint and a build area of 300 x 200 x 200mm. It can print 16 cm3/hr and can print layers as thin as 50μm. The Studio System printer has dual, quick-release print heads, hot swappable media cartridges for easy materials changes, and a software-controlled workflow which automatically calculates debinding and sintering plans for each job.
Laser Lines has over 20 years’ experience in the 3D printing and scanning sector, so is often the first point of call for customers who want to find out more about the realities of installing a system for manufacturing, rapid prototyping or reverse engineering.