Desktop Metal Studio System receives CE certification, European shipments begin

June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019

Desktop Metal Studio System receives CE certification, shipments begin to Europe

A fleet of Desktop Metal Studio Systems and custom-configurable hardware solutions for debinding and sintering at low volumes (Courtesy Desktop Metal)


Following CE certification, Desktop Metal, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, has begun shipping its Studio System™ to customers and resellers throughout Europe, marking its first installations outside North America. The Studio System is designed for the metal Additive Manufacturing of functional prototypes and low volume parts, and has been adopted in North America by such companies as Ford, Stanley Black and Decker, Google’s ATAP, Goodyear, Owens Corning, and John Zink Hamworthy Combustion.

CE certification indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. In anticipation of its international expansion, Desktop Metal has reportedly been working for more than a year with a group of strategic customers as early stage evaluators of its technologies, providing user feedback on benchmark parts, materials, training and system usage.

To date, Studio Systems worldwide are said to have additively manufactured around 10,000 parts, with applications ranging from the functional prototyping of extruder nozzles, shock absorber pistons, jigs & fixtures, including robotic end effectors and smartphone fixtures, to manufacturing tooling of zipper mould inserts and extrusion dies, and the low-volume production of gears and motor mounts.

According to Desktop Metal, new European orders are expected to be completed within eight weeks or sooner after submission. Companies who have already installed Studio Systems or who have placed orders for Studio Systems include:

  • BMW Group, Germany
  • Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
  • Additive Italia srl (Add+It), Italy
  • EGIBIDE and Centro Avanzado de Fabricación (IMH), Spain
  • Edalis, France
  • Soprofame, France
  • MSA, France
  • Weir Group, UK
  • City of Sheffield, UK, with systems to be installed at the University of Sheffield
  • Jade Groupe, Portugal
  • BAZIGOS, Greece

“When Desktop Metal first launched, we set forth a mission to fundamentally change how the world designs and produces metal additively manufactured parts, from functional prototyping to mass manufacturing,” stated Ric Fulop, CEO and Co-founder of Desktop Metal. “We have been delivering on that vision throughout the US and Canada, and are now ready to step onto the global stage to further accelerate our business expansion and answer the impressive demand of the European market.”

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