Desktop Metal, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, has announced that the first two Desktop Metal Studio Systems in the UK will be installed at the University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and global engineering solutions firm Weir Group, Glasgow. The company announced the beginning of European shipments in late June 2019, following CE certification of the Studio System.
The University of Sheffield will install its Desktop Metal Studio System at the Royce Translational Centre. Royce@Sheffield is part of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and is a major partner of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. It comprises the Royce Translational Centre (RTC), and the Royce Discovery Centre, which is currently under construction at the university’s city-centre campus.
Prof Iain Todd, Royce Translational Centre Director, commented, “We at Royce@Sheffield are very excited to receive our Desktop Metal Studio System. Our industry partners range from start-ups to multinational aeronautical manufacturers: for them we represent a valuable missing link between small-scale laboratory metals processing and industrial-scale manufacturing. The Desktop Metal Studio System keeps us at the cutting edge of near-net shape manufacturing capabilities in the UK.”
Sozon Tsopanos, Weir Group’s Head of Additive Manufacturing, commented, “The Additive Manufacturing arena is dynamic, growing rapidly as a market, and presents exciting opportunities for innovative companies such as Weir. We are continuing to partner with world-class organisations as we proactively develop our Additive Manufacturing offering. The addition of this versatile system complements our existing capabilities at Weir Additive Manufacturing Solutions, allowing us to explore, prototype, test and commercialise components and tooling that will deliver significant benefits for our Mining and Oil & Gas customers globally.”