November 2, 2021
Desktop Metal has opened a new in-house manufacturing facility that will more than triple the final assembly space currently dedicated to the Production System platform to meet demand for metal 3D printing. This new facility is part of a strategic plan to accelerate the production ramp of Desktop Metal’s flagship Production System P-50 printer, for which the Company is engaged in component procurement and assembly of initial builds targeted for shipment in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“After a significant development cycle, we are experiencing growing, pent-up demand for our Production System P-50 solution. As we continue to convert these opportunities, expanding our in-house final assembly capabilities has become a critical step to scaling deployment of our Single Pass Jetting technology,” says Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “This new facility in Massachusetts, in conjunction with our contract manufacturers and suppliers, supports our ability to meet growing demand for high-volume applications. We are now well-positioned to supply our global customers with the fastest metal 3D printing platform to enable cost-effective mass production via additive manufacturing.”
The Production System
Created by the inventors of binder jetting and single-pass inkjet technology, the Production System is an industrial manufacturing platform powered by Desktop Metal’s Single Pass Jetting technology. It is designed to achieve high speeds and enable production quantities of up to millions of parts per year at competitive costs. The P-50 printer is helping achieve mass production of end-use parts, the company reports. For more information on the P-1, the P-50, and Production System technology, visit www.desktopmetal.com/products/production.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.