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First Production System P-50 shipped to Stanley Black & Decker

Desktop Metal's largest metal binder jetting system is now officially in the hands of first customer

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Rising 3D printing hardware manufacturer Desktop Metal has shipped its first Production System P-50 printer to Stanley Black & Decker, marking the commercialization of the company’s flagship additive manufacturing technology for mass production of end-use, metal parts. This makes Desktop Metal the first company (besides ExOne, also owned by Desktop Metal) with a production-ready metal binder jetting system on the market. GE Additive, HP 3D Printing and others are expected to follow suit.

As one of the most highly anticipated advanced manufacturing systems ever introduced, the P-50 is the product of nearly $100 million in investment and a four-year development program overseen by Desktop Metal engineers and materials scientists. The P-50 is designed to mass-produce high-performance metal parts with the repeatability and cost required to compete with conventional manufacturing.

Desktop Metal has shipped its first Production System P-50 printer, the company’s flagship AM technology, to Stanley Black & Decker
We finally get to see what the final commercial version of Desktop Metal’s Production System P-50 looks like

Stanley Black & Decker, the first P-50 customer, is a purpose-driven industrial organization that operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, including such brands as DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER, and CRAFTSMAN. Headquartered in the USA the company operates nearly 50 manufacturing facilities across America and more than 100 worldwide.

Created by the inventors of binder jetting and single-pass inkjet technology, the Production System is an industrial manufacturing platform powered by Desktop Metal’s Single Pass Jetting technology. It is designed to achieve speeds up to 100 times those of legacy powder bed fusion additive manufacturing technologies and enable production quantities of up to millions of parts per year at costs competitive with conventional mass production techniques.

The platform already supports a robust materials library including ten qualified metal alloys – from commercially pure copper to stainless steels such as 17-4PH – with additional metal alloys in active development.

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