With a simplified, two-step process, the Studio System 2 is the easiest way to print complex, high-quality metal parts in your office.
Studio System 2
With a simplified, two-step process that eliminates the need for solvent debinders, The Studio System 2 packs all the benefits of the original Studio System – no hazardous metal powders or lasers, no dedicated operators, no special facilities need – into a package that’s more accessible than ever before and that produces even higher-quality parts.
Origins of the Studio System
When it was introduced in 2016, the Studio System brought high-quality metal 3D printing to the office environment. Where legacy powder bed fusion systems had cost upwards of a million dollars, required significant training, specialized facilities, and included safety hazards like loose metal powder and lasers, the Studio System allowed engineers, for the first time, to easily print metal parts in-house.
“Now, the next generation in office-friendly metal 3D printing has arrived.”
The Studio System 2 takes ease and accessibility to the next level while delivering a wider range of possible geometries and significant improvements to part quality.
Easy Two-Step Process (No Solvents)
The original Studio System was designed from the ground up to deliver an easier and more accessible metal 3D printing solution for office environments. The Studio System 2 takes this a step further by eliminating the solvent debind phase entirely — unlocking a drastically simpler and nearly hands-off, two-step workflow. Parts no longer need to be batched before debinding, and then batched again before sintering. Instead, printed parts are placed directly into the furnace where they are debound and sintered in a single, customized sintering cycle.
With no solvent debind phase, the Studio System 2 process also eliminates odors and environmental health and safety (EHS) concerns related to solvent debinding, making it even easier for users to get up and running. Without the need for solvent debinding, users enjoy reduced part costs related to consumables, a reduced system footprint, and easier installation.
High Quality Parts
Based on data from thousands of prints, Desktop Metal’s team of engineers and material scientists have made significant advancements to Studio System 2 part quality.
The Studio System 2 features redesigned hardware, including a heated build chamber, new standard and high-resolution printheads and an improved sintering furnace, all of which add up to enhanced processing capabilities that enable the new two-step process. These hardware upgrades are combined with an all-new material system and optimized print and sinter profiles in Fabricate, resulting in parts with significantly improved surface finish on support-facing surfaces and reduced stair stepping on side walls.
Reliability and Part Success
Designed to consistently deliver high-performance metal parts, Studio System 2 minimizes the trial and error common in alternative 3D printing processes, enabled by new print profiles and a re-engineered interface layer material for more even shrinkage during sintering and increased part success across an array of geometries.
Updated print profiles
Built in print profiles make part creation as easy as a few clicks. For users looking for greater control, the Studio System 2 also offers over 90 parameters for fine-tuning, making it easy to tailor parts to your exact needs.
The Studio System 2 features a new gyroid infill structure which offers a number of benefits to both the build process and part quality. This high-strength isotropic gyroid infill allows lightweight parts while retaining part strength.
Most importantly, the gyroid structure allows for efficient thermal debinding, which is critical to the sintering success of any part and results in faster printing and faster overall processing of thicker geometries.
Processing time savings for thicker geometries:
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