Desktop Metal, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has announced the opening of a new in-house manufacturing facility that will more than triple the final assembly space currently dedicated to its production system.MT metal additive manufacturing machines. The new facility would be part of a strategic plan to ramp up production of its flagship P-50 production system machine, with initial builds slated for shipment in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“After a significant development cycle, we are experiencing a growing and pent-up demand for our P-50 production system solution,” said Ric Fulop, CEO of Desktop Metal. “As we continue to convert these opportunities, expanding our in-house final assembly capabilities has become a critical step in the large-scale deployment of our once-through jet technology. “
“This new facility in Massachusetts, in conjunction with our contract manufacturers and suppliers, supports our ability to meet the growing demand for high volume applications,” he continued. “We are now well positioned to provide our global customers with the fastest metal 3D printing platform to enable cost-effective mass production through additive manufacturing. “
The P-50 Production System is an industrial-scale manufacturing platform utilizing Desktop Metal’s single-pass jetMT Technology. The company’s BJT (Binder Jetting) process is said to offer production quantities of up to millions of pieces per year, at competitive costs compared to conventional mass production techniques. The P-50 features a print bar with 1200 native dpi, inert processing environment, and constant wave spreading for print bed uniformity, which are believed to deliver quality, reliability and economy required for high volume end use applications.