USA-based Desktop Metal has selected Morris Group—a North American supplier of CNC machine tools, tooling and accessories—as a Diamond Partner supplier for its metal 3D printing systems, covering 30 USA states from Maine to Florida to the Dakotas.
Morris Group is currently introducing the Studio System, to be followed by other Desktop Metal products as they are developed. The addition of the Studio System to its existing lineup of CNC tools enables the company to offer manufacturers of precision parts a range of ‘end-to-end solutions’.
The Studio System is claimed to be the first office-friendly metal 3D printing system for rapid prototyping and comprises a printer, debinder and sintering furnace. It employs a new, proprietary process called bound metal deposition (BMD) that allows for the creation of near net shape parts and does not require the use of hazardous powders, lasers or cutting tools.
‘We are excited to partner with Morris Group to bring our metal 3D printing solutions to new markets,’ said Ric Fulop, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Desktop Metal. ‘Through this partnership, manufacturers can leverage the same trusted source to purchase and service the highly complementary technologies of CNC machine tools and metal additive manufacturing that together deliver the dimensional accuracy and speed needed to produce reliable, precision metal parts.’
‘We are very pleased to represent Desktop Metal and excited to introduce this groundbreaking 3D printing technology to metal cutting manufacturers in our distribution area,’ added Brad Morris, president and CEO of Morris Group. ‘Our organization brings more than seventy-five years of manufacturing experience, knowledge and customer support to the table.’
All machine tool distributors owned by Morris Group offer the Studio System and demonstration models are to be made available at several geographic locations in the company’s distribution network.