May 18, 2022

Desktop Metal begins production of P-50 system shipments

BOSTON — Desktop Metal today announced the delivery of its first Production System P-50 printer to Stanley Black & Decker, marking the commercialization of the company’s flagship additive manufacturing technology for mass production of metal parts. end use.

The P-50 is the product of nearly $100 million in investment and a four-year development program overseen by Desktop Metal engineers and materials scientists. The P-50 is designed to mass produce high performance metal parts with the repeatability and cost required to compete with conventional manufacturing.

Stanley Black & Decker, the first P-50 customer, is a purpose-driven industry organization that operates the world’s largest tools and storage company, including iconic brands such as DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER and CRAFTSMAN.

The Production System – The world’s fastest way to 3D print metal parts to scale

Created by the inventors of single-pass inkjet and binder jetting technology, the Production System is an industrial manufacturing platform powered by Desktop Metal’s single-pass inkjet technology. . It is designed to achieve speeds up to 100 times faster than older powder bed fusion additive manufacturing technologies and enable the production of quantities of up to millions of parts per year at competitive costs compared to conventional mass production techniques. The platform supports a robust materials library comprising ten qualified metal alloys – from commercially pure copper to stainless steels such as 17-4PH – with additional metal alloys in active development.