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Desktop Metal secures $7.9M System Order from Leading German Automaker

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Above: VVT motorcycle transmission gears made in production system/Image Source: Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, a leader in mass production additive manufacturing solutions, announced that it has received a $7.9 million order for binder jet additive manufacturing solutions from a major German car maker for the mass production of metal automotive components at scale.

Desktop Metal has a long standing strategic partnership and investment relationship with BMW iVentures. BMW, the automaker, has been one of the earliest adopters of the Studio System. Desktop Metal has also closely worked with BMW to develop water wheel. BMW initially used laser-based systems for the waterwheel but then later shifted to Desktop Metal’s Production System as it delivers higher throughput, thereby reducing the costs. All these indicate that BMW might be the mystery automaker from Germany, but Desktop Metal has not yet revealed the name in public.

Desktop Metal developsadditive manufacturing solutions for all scales of production – from complex prototypes and on-demand tooling to rapid manufacture of thousands of parts.

Its Fiber and Studio Systems are ideal for Rapid prototyping and manufacturing tooling and its Shop and Production systems perfect for mass production.

“We are proud to be working with a number of major, global automotive OEMs to expand their adoption of additive manufacturing for the series production of end-use car components. This milestone order is evidence of the performance and economics that make our binder jetting solutions the most advanced in the world and a testament to our teams who have been working tirelessly to help make the vision of mass production via additive manufacturing a reality.”

– Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal

In the automotive sector, Desktop Metal has worked with several industry leaders including BMW, AUDI, Renault, Nissan, Toyota and others. It also has other customers from the sector like Continental, Goodyear, Bosch, etc.

Desktop Metal offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of high-throughput additive manufacturing solutions for the mass production of end-use parts, with support for a comprehensive and diverse materials library with more than 250 materials across metals, composites, polymers, ceramics, biocompatible materials, sand, wood, and elastomers. The company has a rapidly growing customer base across industries such as automotive, healthcare and dental, consumer products, aerospace, and more, supported by a team of over 1,350 dedicated employees across the globe.


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