PostProcess Technologies’ Leading Resin Removal Detergent Officially Recognized as Biocompatible

Integral Component of Proven Automated Post-Printing Solution Achieves New Standard
for Use in Medical and Dental Fields

BUFFALO, NY, USA – August 5, 2021 – PostProcess Technologies Inc., the first and only trusted provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing, has announced compliance with ISO standard 10993 for evaluation of biocompatibility of its popular resin removal detergent PLM-403-SUB, as validated by Toxikon Corporation. This detergent serves as an integral part of the company’s comprehensive automated resin removal solution.

On account of the detergent’s demonstration of compliance with requirements for biocompatibility, additive manufacturing users looking to maintain or incorporate fully biocompatible processes can seamlessly incorporate PostProcess’s leading resin removal solution into their workflow. Particularly, this will be an impactful new industry standard of post-printing for those in the dental and medical fields.

The proven detergent plays a significant role in PostProcess’s patented Submersed Vortex Cavitation (SVC) technology, which utilizes established software intelligence to ensure that 3D printed parts are uniformly, consistently, and reliably exposed to detergent as they undergo post-printing for precision finished parts. This technology is the definitive industry solution for a safer, more efficient post-printing process that promotes sustainability, even as production volumes scale.

Speaking to the new compliance achievement, PostProcess Technologies’ Lead Chemist, Matthew Noble, Ph.D., said, “We’ve always made seamless integration and dependability of our solutions a priority. With this compliance of biocompatibility, additive users can enjoy the efficiencies of automated resin removal as the new industry standard, and rest assured that their workflows and final products will meet necessary biocompatibility standards in a manner more sustainable than current market alternatives.”

Please do read the Official Press Release by PostProcess Technologies at: https://www.postprocess.com/resin-biocompatibility/

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Desktop Health Launches Metal Binder Jetting for Dental Labs, Starting With Chrome Cobalt to Enable Fully Digital Workflows

August 10, 2021

Offering A High-Speed, Turnkey Metal Binder Jetting Solution, Desktop Health Brings the Shop System to Dental Labs to Deliver Faster and More Cost-Effective Chrome Cobalt Production Capabilities for Bridges, Crowns, Partial Dentures and More

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Health, a healthcare business within Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) committed to developing 3D printing and biofabrication solutions for personalized medicine, today announced the expansion of its dental technology portfolio to include a turnkey metal 3D printing solution for dentistry along with the launch of chrome cobalt for use in dental applications. The Shop SystemTM, one of the world’s fastest metal binder jetting solutions, is now available for pre-order by dental labs, delivering superior surface finish and resolution, and offering a promising pathway for custom dental appliances and surgical guides.

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Desktop Metal Dental applications
Desktop Health expands its technology portfolio to include a turnkey metal 3D printing solution for dentistry, along with the launch of chrome cobalt for use in dental applications. The Shop System, one of the world’s fastest metal binder jetting solutions, is now available for pre-order by dental labs, delivering superior surface finish and resolution, and offering a promising pathway for custom dental appliances and surgical guides. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Shop System brings mass customization through 3D printing to the dental lab, eliminating labor costs associated with machine programming required for CNC milling, typically a common manufacturing process for producing metal dental components. The Shop System is able to print up to 32 partials in less than four hours, as compared to the nearest competitive system which supports up to 10 partials in 9 ½ hours. In addition, metal parts on the Shop System print fully supported in the powder bed and feature hand-removable sintering setters, drastically reducing labor time and costs associated with post-processing parts printed on laser-based 3D printing systems. By reducing post-processing and providing high throughput printing, the Shop System can drive down part costs for custom dental applications, such as partials, to as low as one-third the cost that can be achieved for comparable part quantities produced using laser-based 3D printing systems.

“We are excited to introduce the Shop System and chrome cobalt for binder jetting to the dental community, expanding our suite of best-in-class 3D printing solutions from photopolymers to metals,” said Michael Jafar, President and CEO of Desktop Health. “We are uniquely positioned by offering dental labs not only a leading photopolymer platform, but also a turnkey solution to produce metal appliances and surgical guides with superior surface finish in higher production volumes compared to laser-based 3D printing systems.”

Delivering High-Quality Binder Jetting to the Dental Lab

The Shop System solution includes all the software, hardware, and materials a dental lab needs to begin binder jetting dental appliances — from build preparation through printing and sintering. Key benefits include:

  • Easy to use and operate. Designed with dental labs in mind, the Shop System produces parts at the push of a button through its easy-to-use software interface. It features engineered powders and default processing parameters optimized to deliver exceptional quality and ensure repeatability. The use of software-generated hand-removable sintering setters eliminates the need for costly and labor-intensive post-processing steps.
  • High productivity and superior print quality. Featuring variable build sizes up to 16L and a high-speed, single pass print carriage, the Shop System produces high-quality, end-use metal parts up to 10 times the speed and at a fraction of the cost of legacy additive manufacturing technologies, amplifying dental technicians’ existing throughput with up to hundreds of customized parts per day.
  • Rich feature detail with exceptional surface finish.  Dental technicians can print dense, complex parts with incredibly fine feature detail and excellent surface finish right out of the furnace. Using an advanced single pass printhead with 1600 native DPI, the Shop System delivers 400 percent higher resolution than legacy binder jetting systems. Reliable print quality is enabled by the 5x nozzle redundancy on the printhead — 25 percent higher redundancy than comparable binder jetting systems.

“3D printing of metal parts for dentistry can finally see an efficient solution with binder jet technology from Desktop Health,” said Christopher M. Silvoy, DMD, an expert in dental implants and a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). “The Shop System allows a simple and safe process for producing accurate appliances with an extremely well-integrated system and workflow. With a large build volume and fast build times, the system provides an opportunity to eliminate outsourcing, increase quality of outcome, and potentially change dentistry.”

Availability

The complete, turnkey Shop System is now available. Chrome cobalt has been qualified for the Shop System and will be commercially available pending FDA clearance. The materials science team is continuing to work to expand the library of dental materials available through the Shop System. For more information, interested dental labs should visit https://dental.desktophealth.com.

About Desktop Health

Desktop Health, based in Newport Beach, California, is leveraging additive manufacturing and advanced materials to personalize patient care. Desktop Health is vertically integrated to develop, manufacture and commercialize applications across a range of healthcare specialties. The company is rapidly focused on leveraging its bio printing capabilities across several key specialties. For more information on Desktop Health, visit www.desktophealth.com.

About Desktop Metal, Inc.

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties set forth in Desktop Metal, Inc.’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Desktop Metal, Inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

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Media Relations
Lynda McKinney
lyndamckinney@desktopmetal.com
978-224-1282

Investor Relations
Jay Gentzkow
(781) 730-2110
jaygentzkow@desktopmetal.com

Source: Desktop Metal, Inc.

Released August 10, 2021

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Desktop Metal Qualifies Titanium for Manufacturing with the Studio System 2

August 04, 2021

Delivering Titanium with Better Than Wrought Elongation and Tensile Strength Exceeding Industry Standards, Desktop Metal Is the First Company to Commercialize Titanium for Bound Metal Production of High-Strength, Lightweight Components

 

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Metal (NYSE:DM), a leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions, today announced it has qualified the use of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) for the Studio System 2™, an accessible metal 3D printing platform that offers customers the easiest way to print high-performance metal parts in low volumes for pre-production and end-use applications. With plans to begin shipping Ti64 next month, Desktop Metal will be the first and only company to make the material commercially available for extrusion-based bound metal additive manufacturing technologies.

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This machine bracket has been designed using a gyroid lattice infill and titanium in place of 17-4PH stainless steel to reduce weight and material while maintaining the required functional strength and stiffness. The resulting geometry would be impossible to produce using conventional manufacturing processes due to its complexity. 3D printing this new design on the Studio System 2 in Ti64 reduces the part weight by 59 percent. (Photo: Business Wire)

Ti64 is the most widely used titanium alloy and is characterized by its high tensile strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility. With a high strength-to-weight ratio, Ti64 is considered an ideal material for high-performance production applications in industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, and oil and gas. In addition, its biocompatibility makes it particularly desirable in medical applications, such as with surgical devices and implants.

The Studio System 2 produces Ti64 with exceptional mechanical properties. Tensile properties include 730 MPa yield strength, 845 MPa ultimate tensile strength, and 17 percent elongation. These mechanical properties exceed those set by ASTM F2885-17 standards for metal injection molded surgical implant applications.

“Titanium has been a challenging material for bound metal 3D printing because it is both extremely reactive in powder form and difficult to sinter,” said Jonah Myerberg, co-founder and CTO of Desktop Metal. “We are excited to be the first to commercialize the most common titanium alloy, Ti64, for 3D printing through our Studio System 2 solution, opening the door to more accessible production of high-performance titanium parts.”

Titanium – Key Applications

With the Studio System 2, Ti64 parts demonstrate excellent mechanical properties and corrosion resistance on a more accessible platform than legacy powder bed fusion 3D printing alternatives. Examples of key uses cases include:

  • Machine Bracket
    This machine bracket has been designed using a gyroid lattice infill and titanium in place of 17-4PH stainless steel to reduce weight and material while maintaining the required functional strength and stiffness. The resulting geometry would be impossible to produce using conventional manufacturing processes due to its complexity. 3D printing this new design on the Studio System 2 in Ti64 reduces the part weight by 59 percent.
  • Telescope Focus Ring
    Small telescope focus rings hold lenses in place on a mobile telescope, which has multiple motors that are used to position and focus the lenses. 3D printing the rings in titanium ensures that all components are lightweight, allowing the use of smaller motors, reducing the wear on the components and the overall cost of the assembly. Typically this part is produced in low volumes, which would require investing in expensive tooling or custom fixturing using conventional manufacturing processes. The Studio System 2 supports printing up to six focus rings in less than 24 hours, which would be ready for installation in a matter of days.
  • Drone Coupling
    A drone coupling is used to fasten two assemblies together on a drone frame. One of the main challenges with drones is battery life, which is predominantly determined by the weight of the drone. Producing the coupling in titanium enables significant weight reduction while maintaining the structural integrity required for the drone frame. The Studio System 2 supports low volume production of this part in quantities of 15 to 25 per week before moving it into mass production, all without any tooling or machining necessary.
  • Fuel Injector Nozzle
    Fuel injector nozzles are critical for safe and reliable operations in the aerospace industry, where they are responsible for driving fuel into a burner for propulsion. This part features internal channels that can result in enhanced burner performance but would be impossible to create using conventional manufacturing processes. Titanium is an essential material for this application as the nozzle needs to be able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures while remaining lightweight. With the Studio System 2, engineers can test many design variations of the nozzle in just days with as many as four versions of the nozzle printed in less than 24 hours.

The Studio System 2 – Office-Friendly Metal 3D Printing

The Studio System 2 is an office-friendly metal additive manufacturing system that leverages Desktop Metal’s proprietary Bound Metal Deposition™ (BMD) technology to produce parts. The easy, two-step process provides a nearly hands-free experience, while eliminating loose powders and dangerous lasers commonly associated with metal 3D printing. Consisting of a printer and furnace, the Studio System 2 simplifies in-house low volume production of a wide range of complex geometries with outstanding surface finish and high-performance mechanical properties.

The Studio System 2 is compatible with 316L stainless steel and Ti64 as well as all materials previously supported by the Studio System, including 17-4PH stainless steel, 4140 low-alloy steel, H13 tool steel, and copper. A broad portfolio of additional materials that take advantage of the Studio System 2’s streamlined, two-step process is in active R&D with new releases slated to roll out this year.

Ti64 for Studio System 2 is expected to ship September 2021. To learn more about the Studio System 2 and applications for titanium, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

About Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks, uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties set forth in Desktop Metal, Inc.’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Desktop Metal, Inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

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Media Relations:
Caroline Legg
carolinelegg@desktopmetal.com
(203) 313-4228

Investor Relations:
Jay Gentzkow
(781) 730-2110
jaygentzkow@desktopmetal.com

Source: Desktop Metal, Inc.

Released August 4, 2021

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Desktop Metal to Acquire ExOne, Cementing Its Leadership in Additive Manufacturing for Mass Production

 

Acquisition Joins Two Additive Manufacturing Pioneers and Complementary Technology Platforms to Further Accelerate the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing 2.0

BOSTON & NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) (“Desktop Metal”) and The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE) (“ExOne”) announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Desktop Metal will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of ExOne common stock. Under the terms of the agreement, ExOne shareholders will receive $8.50 in cash and $17.00 in shares of Desktop Metal common stock for each share of ExOne common stock, for a total consideration of $25.50 per share, representing a transaction value of $575 million, subject to a collar mechanism as described below and implying a 47.6% premium to the closing price of ExOne’s common stock on August 11, 2021 and a 43.9% premium based on the 30-day average closing price of ExOne common stock. The transaction value also implies an acquisition multiple of 6.4x 2021 consensus revenue estimates for ExOne.

“We are thrilled to bring ExOne into the DM family to create the leading additive manufacturing portfolio for mass production,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “We believe this acquisition will provide customers with more choice as we leverage our complementary technologies and go-to-market efforts to drive continued growth. This transaction is a big step in delivering on our vision of accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing 2.0.”

“We are excited to join forces with Desktop Metal to deliver a more sustainable future through our shared vision of additive manufacturing at high production volumes,” said John Hartner, CEO of ExOne. “We believe our complementary platforms will better serve customers, accelerate adoption of green technologies, and drive increased shareholder value. Most importantly, our technologies will help drive important innovations at meaningful production volumes that can improve the world.”

More and more businesses turning to additive manufacturing expect solutions that address all of their requirements across speed, cost, resolution, and part size. The acquisition of ExOne extends Desktop Metal’s product platforms with complementary solutions to create a comprehensive portfolio combining throughput, flexibility, and materials breadth while allowing customers to optimize production based on their specific application needs. By combining ExOne’s direct sales force with Desktop Metal’s global distribution network of over 200 channel partners, the combined company will enable broader access to additive manufacturing solutions for businesses of all sizes while delivering increased materials innovation to provide customers with more choice and drive new application discovery.

“Today is a game-changing moment for the additive manufacturing community,” said Kent Rockwell, Chairman of ExOne. “I see incredible opportunity for our customers in working with Desktop Metal and look forward to supporting this new and combined business.”

Transaction Details:

Under the terms of the agreement, at closing, ExOne stockholders will receive total consideration of $575 million, consisting of $192 million in cash consideration and $383 million in share consideration of Desktop Metal common stock, subject to a collar mechanism on the share consideration component described below.

The share consideration component is subject to an exchange ratio adjustment if Desktop Metal’s 20-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) 3 days prior to closing is between $7.94 and $9.70. If the 20-day VWAP exceeds the higher end of that range, the exchange ratio will be fixed at 1.7522 per share, and if the 20-day VWAP goes below the lower end of that range, the exchange ratio will be fixed at 2.1416 per share. The final number of Desktop Metal shares estimated to be issued on a fully diluted basis will range between approximately 39.5 million and 48.3 million shares at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, current Desktop Metal shareholders will own between 85 and 88% and current ExOne shareholders are expected to own between 12 and 15% of the combined company, respectively.

Kent Rockwell, ExOne’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and largest shareholder, has entered into a Support Agreement in which he will vote his 4.2 million shares in favor of the transaction.

The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of ExOne, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to the approval of ExOne shareholders and satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Latham & Watkins is acting as legal advisor to Desktop Metal. Stifel is acting as exclusive financial advisor and McGuireWoods LLP is acting as legal advisor to ExOne.

More information about this transaction is available in the presentation at the Events & Presentations section of Desktop Metal’s IR site at https://ir.desktopmetal.com and on ExOne’s website at www.investor.exone.com.

Conference Call Information:

Desktop Metal will host a conference call with ExOne at 4:30 p.m. EST today to discuss the transaction, following discussion of each company’s second quarter 2021 financial results. Participants may access the call at 1-877-300-8521, international callers may use 1-412-317-6026, and request to join the Desktop Metal conference call. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call and the accompanying presentation may be accessed online from a link in the Events & Presentations section of https://ir.desktopmetal.com. A replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the conference call at the same website.

About Desktop Metal:

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies.

For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

About ExOne:

ExOne is the pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology. Since 1995, we’ve been on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve our customers’ toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations. Our 3D printing systems quickly transform powder materials — including metals, ceramics, composites and sand — into precision parts, metalcasting molds and cores, and innovative tooling solutions. Industrial customers use our technology to save time and money, reduce waste, increase their manufacturing flexibility, and deliver designs and products that were once impossible. As home to the world’s leading team of binder jetting experts, ExOne also provides specialized 3D printing services, including on-demand production of mission-critical parts, as well as engineering and design consulting. Learn more about ExOne at www.exone.com or on Twitter at @ExOneCo.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements:

This press release relates to a proposed business combination transaction between Desktop Metal and ExOne. This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, anticipated impact of the proposed transaction on Desktop Metal’s and ExOne’s future results of operations and financial position, the amount and timing of synergies from the proposed transaction, the anticipated closing date, and other aspects of Desktop Metal’s and ExOne’s operations or results, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are only predictions. Each of Desktop Metal and ExOne has based these forward-looking statements on current information and their respective management’s current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Desktop Metal’s and ExOne’s business, including their suppliers and customers; the effect of the transaction (or announcement thereof) on the ability of Desktop Metal or ExOne to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers and others with whom they do business; risks that the transaction disrupts current plans and operations; the ability of Desktop Metal and ExOne to consummate the proposed transaction in a timely manner or at all, including the ability to secure regulatory approvals; impact to Desktop Metal’s business if the transaction is not consummated; successful integration of Desktop Metal’s and ExOne’s businesses and realization of synergies and benefits; the ability of Desktop Metal to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations following the completion of the transaction; risk that actual performance and financial results following completion of the transaction differ from projected performance and results; and business disruption following the transaction. A more fulsome discussion of the risks related to the proposed transaction will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus. For additional information about other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of the transaction to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements in this press release of Desktop Metal’s business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects generally, please refer to Desktop Metal’s reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including without limitation the “Risk Factors” and/or other information included in the Form 8-K to be filed by Desktop Metal in connection with the transaction, the Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 11, 2021 and such other reports as Desktop Metal has filed or may file with the SEC from time to time. For additional information about risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results of the transaction to differ materially from those described, please refer to ExOne’s reports filed with the SEC, including without limitation the “Risk Factors” and/or other information included in such reports. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the proxy statement/prospectus will be considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, neither Desktop Metal nor ExOne will update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.

No Offer or Solicitation:

This press release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Additional Information and Where to Find It:

In connection with the proposed transaction, Desktop Metal intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which will include a preliminary proxy statement of ExOne and a prospectus with respect to shares of Desktop Metal’s common stock to be issued in the proposed transaction (the “proxy statement/prospectus”). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF DESKTOP METAL AND EXONE ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS THAT WILL BE PART OF THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. The final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of ExOne in connection with meeting to be held to request approval of the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, from Desktop Metal at its website, ir.desktopmetal.com, or from ExOne at its website, investor.exone.com.

Participants in the Solicitation:

Desktop Metal, ExOne and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information concerning Desktop Metal’s participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed June 17, 2021, for Desktop Metal’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A and on certain of its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Information concerning ExOne’s participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed April 1, 2021, for ExOne’s 2021 annual meeting of stockholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A and on certain of its Current Reports on Form 8-K. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the solicitation of proxies, including direct and indirect interests, in respect of the proposed transaction will be included in the registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

 

Desktop Metal Investor Relations:
Jay Gentzkow
(781) 730-2110
jaygentzkow@desktopmetal.com

Desktop Metal Media Relations:
Lynda McKinney
(978) 224-1282
lyndamckinney@desktopmetal.com

ExOne Investor Relations:
Monica Gould
(212) 871-3927
Investor.relations@exone.com

ExOne Media Relations:
Sarah Webster
(724) 516-2336
sarah.webster@exone.com

Source: Desktop Metal, Inc.

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Desktop Metal-Eaton Corporation: Rapid tooling and MRO parts for an automotive supplier

A major supplier of automotive parts to companies around the world, Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group produces parts for everything from passenger cars to commercial vehicles.
 

The company turned to the Studio System, by Desktop Metal to allow for faster retooling on manufacturing lines, speed the development and prototyping of custom parts and to quickly and inexpensively produce maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) parts to keep manufacturing lines up and running.

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«Χρειαζεστε μονο μια Durst Tau RSC»:

Η Durst παρουσιάζει νέα χαρακτηριστικά και υβριδικές επιλογές για την πλατφόρμα Tau RSC

Η Durst, κατασκευάστρια καινοτόμων συστημάτων ψηφιακής εκτύπωσης και λύσεων λογισμικού, παρουσίασε στην απευθείας διαδικτυακή εκδήλωσή της, “All you need is RSC“, το διευρυμένο χαρτοφυλάκιο εκτυπωτών Tau RSC στη νέα του ολοκληρωμένη σχεδίαση.

Στο Κέντρο Επιδείξεων Πελατών της Durst στο Brixen της Ιταλίας παρουσιάστηκαν νέα χαρακτηριστικά για εξαιρετικά ευέλικτη, υψηλής ποιότητας και ταυτόχρονα οικονομικά αποδοτική ψηφιακή εκτύπωση ετικετών, από μικρά έως μεγάλα τιράζ, στο ανανεωμένο πιεστήριο Tau 330 RSC και σε ένα πιεστήριο Tau 510 RSCi με ενσωματωμένους σταθμούς flexo.

Durst Tau RSCi 420

Η πανδημία του κορωναϊού άλλαξε τις ανάγκες των καταναλωτών παγκοσμίως και τις απαιτήσεις για την παραγωγή ετικετών.
Από τη μία πλευρά, οι παραγωγοί ετικετών πρέπει να είναι σε θέση να παραδίδουν μεγάλες σειρές στον συντομότερο δυνατό χρόνο, ώστε να διατηρείται σε λειτουργία ολόκληρη η αλυσίδα εφοδιασμού.
Από την άλλη, πρέπει να αντιμετωπίσουν πολύ περισσότερες μικρές παραγγελίες. Επιπλέον, όλο και περισσότερες μάρκες και τελικοί πελάτες απαιτούν παραγωγή ετικετών φιλικών προς το περιβάλλον.


Ως αποτέλεσμα, οι εκτυπωτικές εταιρείες  ετικετών χρειάζονται εργαλεία και διαδικασίες που τους επιτρέπουν να προσαρμόζονται γρήγορα σε αυτές τις αλλαγές. Χρειάζονται ψηφιακά πιεστήρια φιλικά προς τον χειριστή, τα οποία παράγουν αξιόπιστα, γρήγορα και αποδοτικά από μικρά έως μεγάλα τιράζ και επιτρέπουν την ελαχιστοποίηση των αποβλήτων, της κατανάλωσης μελανιού και ενέργειας.

Για να ανταποκριθεί σε αυτές τις απαιτήσεις της αγοράς, η Durst επικαιροποίησε την πλατφόρμα Tau RSC και βελτίωσε περαιτέρω τα επιτυχημένα πιεστήρια Tau 330 RSC και Tau 330 RSC E για μικρά και μεσαία τιράζ. Ακόμη μπορούν πλέον να προσφερθούν και διάφορες λύσεις Tau RSCi για υβριδική εκτύπωση και inline επεξεργασία, χάρη στην επέκταση της γκάμας προϊόντων με διάφορους συνεργάτες.

Όπως παρουσιάσθηκε στην διαδικτυακή εκδήλωση, η Durst Tau RSCi μπορεί να διαμορφωθεί με προαιρετικούς σταθμούς φλεξογραφίας – πριν ή/και μετά τη μονάδα ψηφιακής εκτύπωσης. Ως εκ τούτου, μπορούν να χρησιμοποιηθούν απαιτητικά υλικά με την προσθήκη primer ή με συνδυασμένη εκτύπωση μεταξύ φλεξογραφίας και UV Inkjet. Με την εκτύπωση λευκού σαν τελευταίου χρώματος από το σταθμό φλεξογραφίας μετά την εκτύπωση μπορούν να προστεθούν περισσότερες εφαρμογές στο πιεστήριο.

Οι φιλικοί προς τον χρήστη σταθμοί φλεξογραφίας προσαρμόζονται στα διαθέσιμα πλάτη εκτύπωσης 330, 420 ή 510 mm της Tau RSCi και είναι εξοπλισμένοι με ένα συρόμενο φορέα εισόδου/εξόδου που διευκολύνει τη φόρτωση και εκφόρτωση του δοχείου μελάνης, του pick-up και του κυλίνδρου anilox. Με τους νέους σταθμούς φλεξογραφίας, η Durst ανοίγει και πάλι πιθανά νέα κερδοφόρα επιχειρηματικά σενάρια για τους πελάτες της.

Durst Tau RSCi 520 με προαιρετικούς σταθμούς φλεξογραφίας

Ταυτόχρονα η Durst παρουσίασε και αρκετές αλλαγές στο δικό της λογισμικό ροής εργασίας για ετικέτες. Το DWL (Durst Workflow Label) διαθέτει πλέον νέα χαρακτηριστικά και δυνατότητες.

Νέα λειτουργία εξοικονόμησης μελανιού. Η λειτουργία επιτρέπει στους χρήστες της πλατφόρμας Tau RSC να μειώσουν το κόστος μελανιού κατά μέσο όρο 12% σε ένα CMYK ψηφιακό πιεστήριο ή 7% σε πιεστήριο με 7 χρώματα.

Αυτή η ενίσχυση της αποδοτικότητας του κόστους θα επιτρέψει τη μεταφορά περισσότερων εργασιών στην ψηφιακή παραγωγή.

Οι τρείς νέες επιλογές εξοικονόμησης μελανιού INK SAVE ( LOW – MEDIUM – EXTREME) κάτω από την επιλογή Color Policy (Economy – Best Match – Standard) είναι τρεις αλγόριθμοι εναλλακτικών τρόπων εκτύπωσης της δουλειάς. Ο χειριστής μπορεί να επιλέξει αν θέλει να εκτυπώσει είτε με τη λειτουργία καλύτερης αντιστοίχισης είτε με την ειδική λειτουργία εξοικονόμησης μελανιού. Στη συνέχεια, το λογισμικό Durst Workflow Label χρησιμοποιεί ανάλυση εικόνας για να αναλύσει την εργασία εκτύπωσης και αντικαθιστά τον αρχικό συνδυασμό χρωμάτων με έναν εναλλακτικό, με στόχο τη μικρότερη κατανάλωση μελανιού και την ελάχιστη οπτική αλλαγή στην εμφάνιση της ετικέτας.

«Simulation print».  Πρόκειται για μια νέα διαδικασία με την οποία μπορείτε να φορτώσετε τα ICC profile ενός άλλου εκτυπωτή (ψηφιακού, φλέξο) και να επιλέξετε το DWL να προσομοιώσει την εκτύπωση του άλλου εκτυπωτή χρησιμοποιώντας τα μελάνια RSC και τις ρυθμίσεις του DWL. Στο χαρακτηριστικό GAMUT VIEWER μπορείτε να δείτε και να συγκρίνετε τα προφίλ των δυο εκτυπωτών.  Ο στόχος είναι να εκτυπώσετε δουλειές που έχετε ήδη τυπώσει και με άλλη μηχανή.

Durst Analytics. Βελτιώσεις είχαμε και σε αυτό το λογισμικό της Durst.

Εικόνα της τρέχουσας κατάστασης του συστήματος εκτύπωσης

Παρέχει απολογιστικά στατιστικά παραγωγής και κατανάλωσης  σε περίοδο λειτουργίας και αναλυτικά σε κάθε δουλειά. 

Ανάλυση παραγωγής σε χρονικά διαστήματα με ανάλυση μέγιστων μέτρων παραγωγής, χρόνων προετοιμασίας και νεκρών διαστημάτων ανά χρονικό διάστημα, ανά βάρδια και ανά χειριστή.

Προτάσεις βελτίωσης παραγωγικής λειτουργίας και οργάνωσης διαχείρισης δουλειών.

 

Αυτόματη συντήρηση κεφαλών. Το έξυπνο λογισμικό περιλαμβάνει πλέον μια νέα λειτουργία αυτόματης συντήρησης για την αποφυγή διακοπών λειτουργίας και τη μείωση του κόστους σέρβις. Ο αυτόματος καθαρισμός των κεφαλών εκτύπωσης πραγματοποιείται χωρίς επαφή από την ενσωματωμένη μονάδα συντήρησης, η οποία αποτρέπει επίσης πιθανές ζημιές. Η διαδικασία ελέγχεται έξυπνα και ενσωματώνεται ομαλά στη συνεχιζόμενη λειτουργία εκτύπωσης. Με αυτή τη νέα λειτουργία, αυξάνεται η διαθεσιμότητα, επιτυγχάνεται συνολικά καλύτερη και σταθερή ποιότητα εκτύπωσης λόγω της συνολικά καλύτερης κατάστασης των κεφαλών εκτύπωσης και βέβαια σπαταλιέται λιγότερο μελάνι επειδή σχεδόν δεν απαιτούνται περισσότεροι κύκλοι καθαρισμού.

Τέλος, αλλά όχι λιγότερο σημαντικό, η Durst εξοπλίζει κάθε νέο μοντέλο εκτυπωτή Tau RSC / RSCi με πρόσθετο υλικό ασφαλείας στο πρόγραμμα λειτουργίας. Ο χειριστής πρέπει να γυρίσει ενεργά ένα κλειδί ασφαλείας για να επιτραπεί η πρόσβαση στο μηχάνημα από εξωτερική πηγή.

Αυτές οι νέες εξελίξεις είναι επίσης διαθέσιμες ως εκ των υστέρων εξοπλισμός για τους υφιστάμενους πελάτες των Tau 330 RSC και RSC E, παρέχοντας πρόσθετη αξία στα ήδη εγκατεστημένα πιεστήρια.

Ο Helmuth Munter, στην τελευταία του επίσημη παρουσία ως Διευθυντής Τομέα Ετικετών & Εύκαμπτης Συσκευασίας του Ομίλου Durst, δήλωσε: «Σήμερα, μετράμε πάνω από 250 εγκαταστάσεις Durst Tau, εκ των οποίων σχεδόν 130 είναι εγκαταστάσεις Tau RSC, με πολλούς πελάτες να διαθέτουν πολλαπλές μηχανές που εκτυπώνουν σε βιομηχανικό περιβάλλον 24/7 σε 3 βάρδιες την ημέρα. Έτσι, μπορούμε με υπερηφάνεια να πούμε: Εμείς στην Durst έχουμε προωθήσει τον ψηφιακό μετασχηματισμό με την τεχνολογία Tau inkjet ενός περάσματος στην αγορά εκτύπωσης ετικετών και εύκαμπτων συσκευασιών. Η τεχνολογία ενός περάσματος (single pass inkjet} έχει εξελιχθεί σε κύρια τεχνολογία εκτύπωσης ετικετών».

Ο Thomas Macina, ο νέος Διευθυντής Πωλήσεων του Τομέα Ετικετών & Εύκαμπτης Συσκευασίας του Ομίλου Durst, πρόσθεσε: «Πολλοί πελάτες της Durst έχουν περπατήσει με επιτυχία αυτό το δρόμο με την ομάδα της Durst Label & Flexible Packaging. Η Durst μεγάλωσε μαζί τους και αυτοί μεγάλωσαν με τις λύσεις μας. Ως εκ τούτου, θα συνεχίσουμε να έχουμε τα μάτια μας ανοιχτά και τα αυτιά μας πολύ κοντά στην αγορά για να είμαστε σε θέση να κατανοήσουμε και να υποστηρίξουμε τις μελλοντικές ανάγκες των πελατών μας.

Το χαρτοφυλάκιο των προϊόντων μας διαθέτει όλες τις βασικές δυνατότητες και είναι καλά τοποθετημένο ώστε να καλύπτει τις απαιτήσεις των διαφόρων εκτυπώσεων. Τα πιεστήρια RSC E και το RSC για μικρά και μεσαία τιράζ  και το RSCi για μεσαία και μεγάλα τιράζ.  Όλοι οι πελάτες μας μπορούν να βασιστούν στην καινοτομία της Durst και στη συνεχή ανάπτυξη της τεχνολογίας RSC ως πλατφόρμα για συνεχή επιτυχημένη ανάπτυξη στον κλάδο της εκτύπωσης ετικετών και συσκευασιών».

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Desktop Health acquires eardrum-regenerating 3D bioprinting technology

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal’s healthcare subsidiary Desktop Health has bought the rights to a 3D bioprinting technology that could be capable of regenerating the aural tissues of hearing loss patients. 

Referred to as ‘PhonoGraft,’ the firm’s newly-acquired platform yields soft tissues that expedite the human body’s regeneration of the ‘tympanic membrane,’ also known as the eardrum. With further R&D, the technology may also prove useful within other regenerative applications, such as cardiovascular and neuronal grafts or even plastic surgery. 

“We believe that this platform may one day offer a groundbreaking solution to the millions of patients impacted by tympanic membrane perforation (TMP),” said Michael Jafar, President and CEO of Desktop Health. “PhonoGraft material technology, coupled with our leading biofabrication capabilities, has tremendous potential across a wide range of healthcare applications in soft tissue.” 

Ear implant
PhonoGraft implants have demonstrated the ability to regenerate aural tissues during animal testing. Image via Business Wire.

“Today’s announcement marks the beginning of our journey to advance personalized medicine.”

Desktop Health and biofabrication 

Launched in March 2021, Desktop Health is Desktop Metal’s clinically-focused subsidiary that specializes in the development of 3D printed healthcare products. Headed by its experienced CEO Michael Jafar, the business is able to market a range of services that address the needs of dental and medical clients, thanks to the technologies of its parent firm, particularly those it has recently acquired. 

Desktop Metal’s $300 million acquisition of EnvisionTEC, for instance, has provided it with a ready-made means of accessing the growing 3D printed dental, jewelry and bio-fabrication markets. Since buying EnvisionTEC, Desktop Health has sought to continue growing the applications of its portfolio, and last month gained FDA 510(k) clearance for 3D printing dental prosthetics with its Flexcera Base resin. 

Envisiontec bioplotter
Acquiring EnvisionTEC has allowed Desktop Health to inherit regenerative tissue bioprinting capabilities. Photo via Business Wire.

The acquisition has also seen Desktop Health inherit EnvisionTEC’s 3D Bioplotter platform, which is capable of producing medical implants, although it has largely found R&D and educational usage over clinical applications. Now, with its decision to buy exclusive rights to PhonoGraft, the business appears to be ramping up its activities in this area, with a view to bioprinting implantable aural tissues in future. 

‘PhonoGraft’ 3D bioprinting

Developed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, PhonoGraft was first designed to help treat those who had suffered injuries from the blast. Since then, Nicole Black, a then doctoral student at Harvard University and her research group, have worked with Aaron Remenschneider and Elliott Kozin at Mass Eye and Ear, to assess the technology’s potential as an alternative means of eardrum repair.

“One of the most prevalent injuries of the Boston Marathon bombing was perforated eardrums,” explains Dr. Remenschneider. “This is also common in military personnel after blast injury and in children and adults with ear infections. Surgical repair of the eardrum is unfortunately necessary for many patients to restore hearing and create a ‘safe’ ear.”

phonograft
A PhonoGraft 3D bioprinted eardrum implant. Photo via Business Wire.

Following six years of R&D, as well as significant funding from the Wyss Institute, Black and her colleagues eventually managed to clinically de-risk their PhonoGraft material and platform in 2019. In effect, the now-approved devices consist of either circular or radial scaffold grafts made from a biodegradable elastomer, which are designed to be implanted and function like a native eardrum.

During preclinical animal studies, the PhonoGraft showed the ability to not only heal eardrums, but encourage the growth of native cells and blood vessels around it. The synthetic eardrum also allowed the transmission of both low- and high-frequency sound waves, and with further development, Black maintains that it’s capable of “intelligently supporting the regeneration” of other tissues as well. 

In order to commercialize their technology, Black and her colleagues set up a start-up called Beacon Bio two years ago, and this has now been acquired by Desktop Health. The deal effectively sees the Desktop Health add the PhonoGraft platform to its medical portfolio, while providing the Beacon Bio team with the backing needed to conduct further preclinical studies and pursue FDA review.

“I’m delighted for the members of my lab at Harvard and our collaborators at Mass Eye and Ear,” said Jennifer Lewis, ScD, a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute and Jianming Yu, Professor of Arts and Sciences at Harvard SEAS. “In addition to TMP relief, this advanced graft technology could pave the way for a multitude of healthcare products in the fields of cardiac, vascular, and plastic surgery.” 

The blooming bioprinting sector 

Bioprinting’s advances in the lab are now drawing the attention of the 3D printing industry’s biggest firms, with the technology increasingly showing commercial potential. Earlier this year, 3D Systems purchased 3D bioprinter developer Allevi, in a move that has allowed it to expand on its clinical capabilities and address potential drug R&D applications.  

Elsewhere, specialists like EPFL spin-out Readily3D have made significant progress with their technologies, and the company 3D bioprinted a human pancreas just last month. Made as part of the EU-funded Enlight project, the additive manufactured organ is designed to be used for testing diabetes medications. 

Finnish start-up Brinter, meanwhile, has recently received €1.2 million towards the development of a modular new 3D bioprinter. The company’s backer Innovester believes that the technology could make scientific R&D up to ten times faster, and help finally usher in the age of 3D bioprinted heart/kidney transplants. 

Please do read the original article by 3D Printing Industry here.

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Desktop Metal Acquires Aerosint, Adding Multi-Material Capabilities to Leading Additive Manufacturing 2.0 Technology Portfolio

Multi-Material Printing Unlocks a Range of New Applications for Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Solutions

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) today announced it has acquired Aerosint, a pioneer in multi-material deposition systems for powder-based additive manufacturing (AM) solutions.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210712005478/en/

This multi-metal heat exchanger is printed using Aerosint selective powder deposition technology with stainless steel exterior surfaces to match other components in a cooling circuit and copper alloy interior surfaces for improved corrosion resistance. (Photo: Business Wire)

Founded in 2016 and based in Belgium, Aerosint offers a unique powder deposition system based on a proprietary digital process that selectively deposits two or more powders to form a single, thin powder layer containing multiple materials. The Company’s patented selective powder deposition technology enables full three-dimensional control of material placement during printing and can be integrated into any powder bed AM process, such as laser powder bed fusion, binder jetting, high-speed sintering or selective laser sintering. This new, multi-material approach to powder deposition is designed to support high-speed printing of a broad range of polymers, metals, and ceramics.

As the only high-throughput, multi-material powder recoating system in the market, selective powder deposition unlocks a range of new use cases for AM. In addition to reducing powder waste, material cost, and post-processing time associated with single-material, commercially available powder bed AM processes, multi-material powder deposition has the potential to realize additional benefits at scale. Such benefits include localized optimization of mechanical properties, such as wear resistance or vibration dampening, and improved chemical and physical properties, such as thermal and electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, or aesthetics. Examples of applications for multi-material printing include:

  • Molds with conformal cooling channels optimized for heat dissipation;
  • Wear-resistant cutting tools with a hard exterior and ductile interior;
  • Conductive metal paths within polymer parts for flexible electronics;
  • Bi-material luxury goods with superior aesthetics; and
  • RF components with different dielectric and conductive properties.

“This transaction advances our strategy to own differentiated print technologies that enable an expanding set of AM 2.0 applications at scale,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “Multi-material printing is the next frontier in AM. Today people print parts, but in the future, people will look to print full products, which may be composed of multiple materials. Industrializing Aerosint’s core technology and related powder processing systems will provide many benefits to the broad adoption of AM solutions. We look forward to partnering with our new colleagues at Aerosint to mature this unique technology and integrate it into upcoming Desktop Metal products over the next several years. We are also excited for Aerosint to independently continue its growth trajectory by offering selective powder deposition solutions and services to third-party manufacturers and customers of powder-based AM systems.”

“At Aerosint, we believe the future of AM is going to be multi-material,” said Edouard Moens de Hase, Co-founder and Managing Director of Aerosint. “We are thrilled to partner with Desktop Metal to accelerate the execution of this vision, now with access to its scale, distribution network, and industry-leading AM 2.0 technology portfolio. We look forward to beginning a close collaboration with Desktop Metal while strengthening our ongoing efforts with our existing partners to transform the AM industry and capture new market opportunities.”

Aerosint will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal and continue to be led by its founders Edouard Moens de Hase and Matthias Hick, who will serve as Managing Director and Innovation Director of the Aerosint business, respectively. Aerosint multi-material products and services will continue to be widely available to the AM industry with integration into Desktop Metal platforms targeted within the next two years.

About Desktop Metal, Inc.

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

About Aerosint SA

Aerosint, founded in 2016 and headquartered in Belgium, is a pioneer in multi-material recoating systems for additive manufacturing. Aerosint develops a technology called selective powder deposition that enables full three-dimensional control over material placement in powder bed 3D printing processes. This patented technology unlocks a number of use cases in additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, and beyond, including the printing of multi-functional parts. Aerosint was selected as a Formnext Start-Up Challenge winner and 3D Printing Industry Startup of the Year. For more information, visit www.aerosint.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties set forth in Desktop Metal, Inc.’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Desktop Metal, Inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

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Investor Relations:
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jaygentzkow@desktopmetal.com

Media Relations:
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Source: Desktop Metal

Released July 12, 2021

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Desktop Metal Production System

Desktop Metal becomes first to qualify 4140 steel for binder jet 3D printing technology

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal has become the first company to qualify 4140 low-alloy steel for use with metal binder jetting technology.

Qualified for use with the company’s Production System 3D printer, 4140 is now processable with Desktop Metal’s patent-pending Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology. The metal is considered one of the most versatile low-alloy steels, with applications in a whole host of industries such as automotive, oil & gas, and manufacturing tooling. Desktop Metal’s latest achievement means customers will now be able to 3D print end-use 4140 parts at high volumes.

Jonah Myerberg, co-founder and CTO of Desktop Metal, states, “4140 has been a challenging material for metal binder jetting because of its low alloyed content, tight carbon control requirements, and low ignition energy, which together require advanced binder chemistry, as well as extensive printing and sintering optimization and atmospheric controls for safe processing.”

Desktop Metal Production System printer
A Production System manufacturing facility. Photo via Desktop Metal.

3D printing 4140 low-alloy steel

4140 steel is characterized by its extensive usefulness, combining toughness, high strength, and abrasion and impact resistance. The material is also heat treatable, seeing common use in everything from gears and couplings to spindles, nuts and bolts.

The ability to 3D print the metal will help customers eliminate the use of tooling altogether, while also reducing material use, slashing lead times, and minimizing part costs. In fact, Desktop Metal has already put its 4140 process to the test with a number of 3D printed end-use components, each of which meet the MPIF 35 standards set by the Metal Powder Industries Federation.

A key component of the Production System’s success is its incredible speed and throughput capabilities, as it is designed to be up to 100x faster than comparable powder bed fusion 3D printers. As well as 4140, the technology is compatible with stainless steel grades, tool steel grades, aluminum, and even titanium.

Myerberg adds, “With the speed of the Production System, businesses can now use binder jetting to print complex 4140 parts at competitive costs while maintaining the strength and mechanical properties of traditionally manufactured alternatives. This is a game-changing solution for manufacturers who have been tied to time-consuming and expensive machining and conventional tool-based manufacturing processes.”

A build box full of 3D printed 4140 power steering joints. Image via Desktop Metal.

Joints, gears, and other mechanical parts

The first of the demonstration components 3D printed by the company is a power steering joint, which is used to transfer power from a car’s motor to the steering shaft. The strength and hardness provided by 4140 were crucial here, enabling the part to withstand extended periods of stress during service. To conventionally manufacture the part, a costly and time-inefficient mold is usually required, but the large-format Production System P-50 is able to 3D print quantities of up to 1.2 million every year at a cost of just $2.45 per part.

Similarly, herringbone gears, which are used in all manner of industrial tooling, require hardness and excellent fatigue resistance. Desktop Metal was able to 3D print a geometrically optimized herringbone gear using its Production System, lightweighting the part to save on material costs and improve mechanical performance. The company claims it is possible to 3D print up to 200,000 units of the part every year, with 120 gears nested in a single build.

3D printed herringbone with 4140 steel
3D printed herringbone gear made of 4140 steel. Photo via Desktop Metal.

The advancement of metal binder jetting technology has given rise to a plethora of new material compatibilities like 4140. Earlier this year, Desktop Metal and materials developer Uniformity Labs announced the launch of a sinterable aluminum powder for use with the company’s binder jet 3D printing technology. It is intended as a low-cost raw material option for manufacturers looking to 3D print fully dense, sinterable 6061 aluminum alloy parts.

Elsewhere, industrial 3D printer manufacturer Digital Metal announced the launch of a pure copper powder, DM Cu, for use with its own binder jet 3D printing technology. The material is known for its excellent thermal conductivity, making it the universal choice for heat transfer components such as heat exchangers, piping, and heat sinks for engines and electronics.

Please do read the original article by 3D Printing Industry here.
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Desktop Metal Acquires Adaptive3D, Adding Best-in-Class Elastomer Capabilities to Growing Materials Portfolio

Adaptive3D Acquisition Enables High-Volume, Additive Manufacturing for One of the Fastest Growing Segments in the Industry: End-Use Elastomeric Parts

  • Acquired category leader with best-in-class properties in printed elastomers for additive manufacturing

  • Provides entry into large and high growth elastomers market, one of the killer applications for additive manufacturing

  • Complements Desktop Metal’s Xtreme 8K mass production printers, which offer the largest, high-speed DLP platform to accelerate the adoption of AM 2.0 for high-volume, cost-effective elastomeric parts

  • Advances Desktop Metal’s vertical integration strategy to expand its portfolio of materials capabilities

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) today announced it has acquired Adaptive3D, a leading provider of elastomeric solutions for additive manufacturing.

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Adaptive3D is a category leader in printed elastomers for additive manufacturing. Its products enable volume end-use parts production via additive manufacturing of odorless, tough, strain-tolerant, tear-resistant, and biocompatible rubbers and rubber-like materials. Adaptive3D’s solutions are designed for high-throughput manufacturing, while maintaining low cost of production, with superior material performance. The company serves a broad customer base across consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation, and oil and gas markets. (Photo: Business Wire)

Adaptive3D offers category-leading photopolymer elastomers. Its products enable volume end-use parts production via additive manufacturing of odorless, tough, strain-tolerant, tear-resistant, and biocompatible rubbers and rubber-like materials. The Company’s flagship resin is Elastic ToughRubber 90™, a tough, printable elastomer for all seasons. Adaptive3D printable materials are optimized for high-throughput manufacturing of functional, complex 3D plastic and rubber parts in consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation, and oil and gas markets. Adaptive3D’s core technology was developed through Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funding, and the Company has received strategic capital from leading materials companies including Covestro, Arkema Group, West Pharmaceuticals, Applied Ventures, and Royal DSM.

“The acquisition of Adaptive3D advances Desktop Metal’s vertical integration strategy to grow our portfolio of materials and expand the high-volume applications supported by our polymer additive manufacturing solutions,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. “Elastomers and rubber materials are a killer app for Additive Manufacturing 2.0 (AM 2.0). Adaptive3D has the best photoelastomer resins in the world. Combining Adaptive3D’s patented and superior elastomer materials with our printers, such as the Xtreme 8K, which lead the industry in throughput, affordability, and part quality, will accelerate the adoption of additively manufactured solutions for high-volume, end-use elastomeric parts and products.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Desktop Metal to enable additive manufacturing through our differentiated materials,” said Dr. Walter Voit, Founder and CEO of Adaptive3D. “This acquisition extends our already strong partnership with EnvisionTEC, enabling us to accelerate our growth into the $129 billion1 elastomer and flexible foams market just waiting for high-volume, additive manufacturing elastomer capabilities.”

Acquiring a Category Leader in Elastomers for Additive Manufacturing

Adaptive3D is a best-in-class provider of photoelastomers that enables additive manufacturing of rubbers, polyurethane-like, silicone-like, and rubber-like materials. The material properties of the ToughRubber photoresin material family lead the industry in tear strength, toughness, and elongation2. Adaptive3D’s solutions are designed for high-throughput manufacturing, while maintaining low cost of production, and superior material performance. Adaptive3D serves a broad customer base across consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation, and oil and gas markets, with a massive opportunity to expand through leveraging Desktop Metal’s scale and channel network.

Bolstering AM 2.0 Solutions for Area-Wide Elastomer Materials

The acquisition extends Adaptive3D’s existing partnership to pair ToughRubber photoresins with EnvisionTEC’s Xtreme 8K. The Xtreme 8K printer is optimized for area-wide photopolymer printing and is the largest build area production-grade digital light processing (DLP) 3D printer in the world. Coupled with Adaptive3D’s photoelastomer resins, customers can produce tough, durable parts quickly and in volume with premium surface quality, robust material properties, and high part accuracy.

Expanding Materials Library

“This transaction advances Desktop Metal’s strategy to grow our proprietary materials portfolio in order to expand the high-volume applications we can provide our customers,” said Fulop. “We will continue to search for attractive opportunities to organically and inorganically add to our library of over 225 qualified materials across metals, composites, polymers, ceramics, biocompatible materials, wood, and now elastomers.”

Adaptive3D will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal, and Voit will continue to lead the business from its Plano, Texas headquarters. Desktop Metal executives will discuss this strategic acquisition during its first quarter 2021 financial results call scheduled for May 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

About Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions, from rapid prototyping to mass production. Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and robotics, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make additive manufacturing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. Desktop Metal was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum and named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies.

For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.

About Adaptive3D

Adaptive3D, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the leader in elastomeric solutions for additive manufacturing. The company has a mission to enable high-volume additive manufacturing through optimized materials. Adaptive3D offers leading additive manufacturing polymer resins and specialty polymers to a range of industries around the world in consumer, healthcare, industrial, transportation, and oil and gas sectors. The company leads in printing and processing rubber-like materials, tough damping materials, and low-cure stress photopolymers. The deeply technical company has developed a patent portfolio based on fundamental materials processing, some of which has been translated from the University of Texas at Dallas and is based on the team’s past funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the McDermott family who are the co-founders of Texas Instruments.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statement generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to the risks and uncertainties set forth in Desktop Metal, Inc.’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Desktop Metal, Inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

1 Markets and Markets, 2020 and Mohite, Danekar, & Prasad, 2020
2 Source: data derived from publicly available technical data sheets for commercially available comparable elastomer materials

 

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Released May 17, 2021

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