On the 13th November, the company committed to bringing metal 3D printing to engineers and manufacturers, Desktop Metal announced it will begin accepting international pre-orders of its metal 3D printing system, the Studio System™ from companies throughout Europe. The announcement comes as Desktop Metal is experiencing tremendous interest and demand from manufacturers and strategic partners around the globe.
“Our vision is to make our Desktop Metal 3D printing solutions accessible to engineers and manufacturers around the world,” said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. “We plan to begin offering our metal 3D printing technology internationally and will be accelerating production to meet worldwide demand first for our Studio System and later for our Production System. Our partnerships with best-in-class resellers in each of these regions bring us closer to making metal 3D printing solutions available to all who want to realize the benefits of rapid prototyping and mass production of metal parts. We are excited to see what happens next in manufacturing as we welcome these new countries to our landscape.”
To support its international expansion plans in Europe, Desktop Metal has developed strategic partnerships with authorized Desktop Metal international resellers to begin pre-selling its Studio System throughout Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France and Spain. Desktop Metal has partnered with 16 resellers throughout the EU, including LaserLines and Tritech 3D, as well as two of Stratasys’ leading European premier partners, Alphacam and CADvision. Availability of the Studio System will vary by country. Interested buyers should visit www.desktopmetal.com/international for the complete list of EU resellers and country-specific information.
“We are pleased to partner with Desktop Metal and together grow the exciting potential for metal additive manufacturing applications,” said Michael Junghanss, Managing Partner of Alphacam. “In the GSC/DACH region which we serve for Stratasys for the last 23 years, metal manufacturing has become a very important part of the industry. With the coming solutions, we are able to lead the change in manufacturing in metal with additive technologies.”
“Tri-tech 3D is delighted to become a UK Platinum reseller for Desktop Metal,” said Adrian Painter, Group Director. “We’ve considered adding metal into our portfolio of Stratasys FDM and Polyjet solutions for some time now, but haven’t had confidence in the right product to fit the demands of our customers. Desktop Metal is a true game-changer, offering affordable metal prototype printing in an ‘easy to use’ system. We are looking forward to supporting customers throughout the UK during 2018 and beyond.”
“We at CADvision are very excited by the technologies and investments around Desktop Metal solutions. We truly believe this company is going to change the world in metal additive manufacturing,” said Julien Markarian, Managing Director of CADvision S.A.S. “We already see tremendous applications in our wide customer base, in Research/Education and in a wide range of industrial verticals, in both automotive and aerospace, as well as in every small and medium-sized business.”