Industrial, Commercial, 3D Printing
The Desktop Metal P-50 Production System™ is designed to be the fastest way to 3D print metal parts at-scale, producing parts competitive with conventional mass production techniques in volume and cost.
Desktop Metal first entered the 3D printing market with small-scale, benchtop machines. But with their flagship P-50 printer, they needed to deliver the same high quality of fit and finish on a product roughly the size of a pickup truck, while simultaneously addressing a host of manufacturing, assembly, usability, and serviceability challenges, all on a tight timeline. PI’s extensive experience in large equipment was critical in helping to bring the Desktop Metal P-50 to life.
PI’s engineering team worked closely with Desktop Metal to develop an external enclosure design for the P-50 that met with the company’s exacting standards, aesthetic vision and production schedule. Additionally, PI aided Desktop Metal’s team in procurement, assembly, and delivery of prototype and short-run production parts for the system, helping to provide a level of consistency from intent to execution that is especially critical for startups.
Desktop Metal, Inc. is a Burlington, MA based company, founded in 2015, that makes metal and carbon fiber 3D printing systems. The company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world.