Desktop Metal named a 2018 Gold Edison award winner

Desktop Metal’s Production System has been honored in The Edison Awards, which recognize innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services

The awards are named after Thomas Edison whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1093 US patents, and made him a household name around the world.

Winning in the applied technology/ 3d printing category, the Desktop Metal Production System is the first metal 3D printing system for mass production of complex metal parts that is reportedly up to 100 times faster than current laser systems.

 ‘We are truly honored to join the prestigious roster of recipients of the Edison Award,’ said Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. ‘Until now, metal 3D printing has failed to meet today’s manufacturing needs due to high costs, slow processes and hazardous materials. Desktop Metal is committed to making metal 3D printing accessible for engineers, and the Production System enables a rapid go-to-market production capability that marks a fundamental shift in how products will be made.’

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