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Desktop Metal delivers Studio System 3D printers to first UK customers

July 17, 2019 / Laura Griffiths

Two UK manufacturing centres have become the first customers in the UK to take delivery of Desktop Metal 3D printing systems. Working with UK reseller Tri-Tech 3D, the University of Sheffield and global engineering solutions firm Weir Group, are the first UK organisations to implement Desktop Metal’s office-friendly Studio System, which is already being adopted by major companies such as Ford, BMW Group and Google ATAP. Last month Desktop Metal announced it had begun shipping its systems to customers and resellers throughout Europe. The Studio System is a three-part bind and sinter metal additive manufacturing system designed for rapid prototyping at low volume and cost, and efficient production of tooling, jigs and fixtures. A study by Desktop Metal earlier this year found that many parts produced using the Studio System demonstrated drastic cost reductions, some up to 90% relative to machining and selective laser melting. The company says upwards of 10,000 parts have been produ...