Desktop Metal, maker of 3D printers, is valued at more than $1 billion and recently brought on Ford Motor as a strategic investor. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based startup is developing 3D technology to print products in steel, aluminum and other metals that could transform manufacturing. Bloomberg's Anne Mostue reports
Desktop Metal, the company committed to making 3D printing accessible to engineers and manufacturers, announces the launch of Fiber™, the world’s first desktop 3D printer to fabricate high resolution parts with industrial grade continuous fiber composite materials used in automated fiber placement (AFP) processes. Based on a new process called micro automated fiber placement (μAFP), users can now print parts with a superior level of strength and stiffness, and in a broad range of materials, that traditionally required million dollar AFP systems.
The Studio System is controlled by Desktop Metal’s Fabricate software. This software controls the entire process including printing, debinding and sintering.
Desktop Metal today announced the launch of Fab Flow™, a fully-integrated prototype ordering and workflow management system for internal additive fabrication shops. The customizable tool, now available in free and standard packages, empowers shop managers with increased efficiency, visibility and control over their workflows, and design engineers with managed 3D design communication and graphical version tracking of their parts. During RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, Desktop Metal will offer live demonstrations of Fab Flow™ at booth #1041.