Desktop Metal acquires Meta Additive

November 16, 2021

Desktop Metal, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has purchased Meta Additive Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. Meta Additive was founded in 2019 at the University of Liverpool with the goal of entering the Additive Manufacturing industry from a scientific, rather than engineering, perspective.

Earlier this year, the company was awarded the Innovate UK SMART Grant for its Binder Jetting (BJT) process, which leverages the benefits of BJT whilst making it well suited mass manufacturing. Meta Additive’s technology utilises a binder that simultaneously binds and infiltrates the pores between the powder bed, with organometallics and particles of functional build material – hierarchical binders – in place of sacrificial binders.

“This revolutionary binder IP has the potential to reduce part shrinkage during sintering, enabling larger parts, improved tolerances, and increased productivity,” stated Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal.

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