Rapid + TCT Desktop Metal puts historic collection of 3D printed parts on display
At Rapid + TCT in Detroit, Desktop Metal for the first time showcased a collection of 300+ 3D printed parts across its expanded Team DM portfolio, which now includes metal, polymer, elastomer, ceramic, composite, and upcycled wood 3D printing solutions, following several acquisitions.
With application examples from the automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, and consumer goods industries, Desktop Metal illustrated the benefits of additive manufacturing, such as speed, part consolidation, lightweighting, and new innovations at Rapid + TCT. One highlight of the collection was a hydraulic valve binder jet printed in steel by Desktop Metal’s Aidro brand, delivering a 60 percent weight reduction and improved performance.
A range of Desktop Metal’s of Additive Manufacturing (AM) 2.0 printer platforms were also on display at the show, led by the Production System P-1 — a gateway printer to the Production System P-50, which, according to the company is the world’s fastest system to 3D print metal parts at scale.
Other printing platforms on display included the Desktop Metal Shop System, the Etec Xtreme 8K photopolymer DLP printer, the Desktop Health Einstein printer for dental professionals, and the Exone S-Max Flex robotic sand printer for foundries.