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Desktop Metal strengthens focus on range of technical ceramics

Desktop Metal, Inc, a leading provider of additive manufacturing technologies, is intensifying the development of engineered ceramics and cermet offerings in its portfolio. Primary focus is on silicon carbide, carbon and tungsten carbide-cobalt.

“Every day, Desktop Metal binder jet systems are being used to produce innovative ceramic products in a wide range of mission-critical sectors, including aerospace, automotive, energy, and more,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “We’re proud to announce we’re intensifying development of ceramic offerings so that more manufacturers can enjoy the benefits of binder jetting ceramics. Our technology gives ceramic manufacturers incredible flexibility not just in the geometric design but also in the internal part structure and material properties.”

Binder jetting 3D printing is ideal for the rapid production of engineered ceramic powders in complex geometries in any quantity. Binder jetting’s ability to precisely control the structure of ceramic designs enables a wide range of post-processing techniques.

Customers worldwide are using Desktop Metal systems to produce silicon carbide parts and products in a variety of processes, including reaction bonded (RBSiC), vapor deposition (PVD or CVI), liquid metal infiltrated (SiSiC or AlSiC), bonded and fully sintered.

Flexible binder jetting systems from Desktop Metal are now used worldwide to produce commercial ceramic products. A conversion kit and other modifications are required, and the choice of model depends on the particle size of the ceramic to be processed and other requirements.

In the area of advanced technological applications, Desktop Metal works with manufacturers on a contract basis to develop and qualify specific applications.

Customers interested in discussing ceramic projects with a Desktop Metal expert at Ceramics Expo, May 1-3 in Novi, Michigan, can schedule an appointment.

Find out more about Desktop Metal at desktopmetal.com.

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