Desktop Metal, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has launched its Figur G15, a commercial platform utilising a patent-pending Digital Sheet Forming (DSF) technology which requires no stamping tools, moulds, dies or presses. Alongside it’s Additive Manufacturing portfolio, the company intends to exhibit the Figur G15 for the first time at the IMTS trade show in Chicago, Illinois, September 12-17, 2022.
“After years of development, we’re excited to show our Digital Sheet Forming technology to sheet metal fabricators,” stated Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “Sheet metal forming with the Figur G15 is accessible, flexible, and cost-effective, even at low volumes. Manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, appliance and other industries can now produce a fully formed part in less than an hour without a major investment of time or money.”
The Figur G15 features a software-driven ceramic toolhead on an XY gantry that progressively forms large metal sheets layer by layer with up to 907 kg of force. With a forming area of 1450 x 1000 mm, the Figur G15 can process positive and negative forms up to 400 mm in the Z direction. A variety of metals and sheet thicknesses can also be processed – including steel up to 2.0 mm thick and aluminium up to 2.5 mm.
Further details, including a video of the Figur G15 in production, are available here.