Desktop Metal partners with KITECH

Desktop Metal and the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) have announced a partnership to accelerate the industrialization and adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) in South Korea starting with the installations of the Desktop Metal Shop System and Production System P-1 platforms.

KITECH is a research institute that facilitates the development of manufacturing technologies for companies across South Korea, with a focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The installation of Desktop Metal’s binder jet solutions will enable KITECH to help drive adoption of these production-focused technologies with SMEs to address use cases in automotive, consumer electronics, heavy industry, and oil & gas market segments. KITECH plans to leverage Desktop Metal’s solutions to manufacture components at industrial scale volumes and develop new materials for a variety of AM applications.

Featuring the most advanced single-pass print engine in the binder jetting market, the Shop System offers a turnkey solution for producing complex, end-use metal parts in a fraction of the time and cost of conventional manufacturing and comparably priced legacy AM technologies. The system includes all of the equipment machine shops need to begin binder jetting – from printing through sintering – and is designed to scale throughput with a range of build volume configurations.

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