FATHOM, an advanced manufacturer with an expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, announced it has signed a partner agreement with Desktop Metal and will adopt the technologies as part of its in-house advanced manufacturing solutions and managed services to further develop its focus on changing the way products are designed and manufactured. Desktop Metal, a company committed to making metal 3D printing accessible to global manufacturers and engineers, recently introduced two metal 3D printing systems with an innovative approach to fabricating metal parts faster, safer, and more cost effectively.
“FATHOM is excited to partner with Desktop Metal to help bring a lower barrier-of-entry solution for metal additive technologies to a broader engineering and manufacturing market,” said Rich Stump, Co-Founder and Principal at FATHOM. “With current metal 3D printing equipment, it is cost prohibitive to 3D print metal prototype parts. Desktop Metal has introduced a solution, the Studio System, which will allow designers and engineers to cost effectively produce metal prototypes.”
“We are excited to be partnering with FATHOM both as a manufacturing service center and a sales partner as we look to broaden the adoption of our metal 3D printing systems,” said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. “Rich Stump and Michelle Mihevc have built an incredible team who will be integral in expanding market opportunities and driving the growth of our customer base across diverse industries.”
The DM Studio System is based on the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) process and will start shipping this September. It is an office-friendly platform for metal 3D printing and is less expensive than existing technology. The Studio System will be sold as a package, for $120,000, which includes the metal 3D printer, debinder, and microwave-enhanced sintering furnace.
Desktop Metal also introduced a second platform, the DM Production System, which is scheduled for release in 2018. It is for mass production of high-resolution, 3D printed metal parts and is 100x faster than existing laser-based technology today. Desktop Metal aims to lower cost-per-part using a proprietary Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology instead of a laser-based one.