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Ford to Use Desktop Metal’s P1 Production 3D Printer

Ford to Use Desktop Metal’s P1 Production 3D Printer

Written by Paul

December 21, 2020

Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal , who recently went public in a SPAC merger, announced today that their P-1 metal additive manufacturing machine has already begun shipping.

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Ric Fullop, CEO of Desktop Metal, has indicated that much of the company’s plans for expanding business hinges on the success of the company’s flagship P-50. Both the P-1 and the P-50 are part of Desktop Metal’s new Production System line, which relies on a proprietary version of binder jetting technology called Single Pass Jetting (SPJ). As we reported, the P-50 will be released to the market in the latter half of 2021, and the P-1 release is meant to showcase the new SPJ technology on a smaller scale. The P-1 in effect, is meant to tide over the industry until the P-50 hits the market. A 3D printed gear designed using nTopology software and Desktop Metal’s Single Pass Jetting technology. Image courtesy of Desktop Metal. Ford Motor Company purchased a P-1 and will receive it later this month, buying into the Desktop Metal’s promise to move metal additive manufacturing out of prototyping and low-volume custom part production. Featuring a 1200 dpi print bar and a printhead system that supports a large variety of […]

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