Desktop Metal launches new printing material

01 March 2019

Desktop Metal, a company committed to making metal 3D printing accessible to manufacturers and engineers, has announced the launch of 316L stainless steel for the Studio System™.

Studio System is the world’s first and only office-friendly metal 3D printing system for prototyping and low-volume production. The 316L is a fully austenitic steel, which is known for its corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical properties at extreme temperatures. 

The material is well-suited for applications in demanding industrial environments including salt water in marine applications, caustic cleaners found in food processing environments, and chemicals in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

This addition will give engineers the ability to print metal parts for applications including engine parts, laboratory equipment, pulp and paper manufacturing, medical services, chemical and petrochemical processing, kitchen appliances, jewelry, and even cryogenic tools and equipment. 

The 316L stainless steel material joins 17-4 PH stainless steel in the Studio System’s materials library. With more than 30 materials in development, Desktop Metal plans to introduce additional core metals to its portfolio throughout 2019, including tool steels, superalloys, and copper. 

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