Desktop Metal Names Purple Platypus as Diamond Level Reseller

IRVINE, CA, May 30, 2017 – Desktop Metal, the industry’s first company to accomplish economical metal 3D printing, has named Purple Platypus their diamond level reseller. The news was announced in Pittsburgh at the annual RAPID show where the company debuted their new line of printers.

“Desktop Metal’s products will unleash the pent-up demand for metal printing and Purple Platypus is uniquely positioned to bring this technology to market with superior sales, application and field service support.” said CEO of Purple Platypus, Mark Swart.

Since 2015, Desktop Metal has been working to improve the standard of metal 3D printing and make it affordably attainable to engineers and manufacturing professionals. Today, they have successfully achieved their goals with the new Studio and Production Systems.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Desktop Metal,” said Swart, “These new product offerings are unlike existing metal printing technologies which come with intense facility requirements and intense machining requirements to free each part of its support structure. Desktop Metal’s approach works in a standard environment and needs no machining to free the part from its supports. This dovetails perfectly with our Stratasys product offering where the entire process has been considered and optimized. Not just the printing component.”

Designed as an end-to-end solution, the Studio System offers the ability to produce highly complex metal parts straight from the comfort of an office while reducing costs by 20 percent. Purple Platypus will be the first to receive the Studio System in its Irvine showroom this summer and is ready to begin taking pre-orders for the system that will begin shipping by the end of summer 2017.

“This is a real game changer for additive metal printing,” said Purple Platypus senior applications engineer, Peter Montgomery, “The Desktop Metal technology builds upon decades of experience with metal injection molding as well as current processes in additive manufacturing to deliver the first, truly office friendly, metal system that is an affordable turn-key solution for metal printing.”

Desktop Metal’s Production System delivers speed, quality, and cost-per-part needed to compete with traditional mass production manufacturing methods. Using Single Pass Jetting technology (SPJ), the printer can produce printing speeds of up to 8200 cubic cm per hour, 100 times faster than laser based systems. The new line from Desktop Metal is set to release to the public in 2018.

If you would like to be among the first to experience the performance of Desktop Metal’s Studio System, Purple Platypus is currently accepting pre-orders.

About Purple Platypus

Purple Platypus, with its headquarters in Orange County, is the only Diamond level reseller covering Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada for Stratasys 3D printers, Roland benchtop milling machines, and SpaceClaim 3D direct modeling software.  With an extensive product line, three convenient locations, and a committed, knowledgeable team of industry experts, Purple Platypus is able to provide businesses the technology needed to bring their innovative designs and ideas to life.

For more information, visit Purple Platypus website.

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