The order is for binder jet systems that will be used to mass produce automotive components

November 25, 2022

BOSTON—Additive manufacturing technology firm Desktop Metal received a $9 million order recently from a major German automaker for binder jet additive manufacturing systems used for mass production of powertrain components, the company said in a release.

It is the second order from the same automaker in less than 12 months, bringing the total amount of production AM systems ordered to $16.9 million to support digitally casted powertrain components for a popular car line, according to Desktop Metal.

“The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow for mass production applications, with the most innovative companies in the world leading the way,” said Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, in the release. “Our team is working with a significant number of global automotive OEMs to expand adoption of our differentiated AM technologies for end-use car components. This most recent order further demonstrates our customer’s success [in] changing the way they make products and [it] supports Team DM’s vision for Additive Manufacturing 2.0.”

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