Desktop Metal’s ‘Microwave Enhanced Sintering’

Published by , April 28, 2017 11:02 am

(TechCrunch) Desktop Metal calls its core technology “microwave enhanced sintering.” The company’s printers put down layers of metal and ceramic powders that are mixed in a soft polymer. Desktop Metal recently revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. The parts produced by Desktop Metal systems compare to injection-molded items in terms of quality, says the startup’s CEO and cofounder Ric Fulop.
More excitingly for research labs, designers and engineers, Desktop Metal has also created a Desktop Metal Studio machine to be used in an office setting, without a need for respirators, external ventilation, large gas tanks to power the machines or any other factory-style accommodations.

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