fuseproject x desktop metal

studio system


Working in the automotive performance trade and the design industry for many years, the thought of 3D printing metal parts in a small workshop was an exciting proposition. 

The group of genius' at Desktop Metal in Boston are allowing this dream to come true.

From the inside to the outside, having helped lead DM to establish their design language, product line, and user experience was an absolute pleasure.

With DM's suite of products 4 simple stages are needed to create a part:

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design approach

These are large machines that are doing serious work. We wanted to speak to that and stay away from a feeling of consumer electronics while pay homage to the trusted heavy equipment of the past. we knew exposed, considered internals and mechanicals would give the machine that trusted tool feeling. 


alloy cartridges

with so many metal options, we knew media change was going to be important. Such a common action needs to feel as intuitive and pleasurable as possible. The wedge form of the the cartridge speaks directly to its install orientation.

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