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Desktop Metal adds 316L stainless steel 3D printing materials portfolio

February 13, 2019 / Laura Griffiths

Metal 3D printing company, Desktop Metal has announced the launch of 316L stainless steel for use in its office-friendly Studio System. The material joins 17-4 PH stainless steel in Desktop Metal’s current materials offering with more to follow this year including tool steels, superalloys, and copper. Known for its high temperature and corrosion resistance, the company says the material is ideal for prototyping and low volume production applications in demanding environments such as the marine industry, caustic cleaners found in a food processing environment, and chemicals in pharmaceuticals.