BOSTON, MA, USA, Feb 11, 2022 – Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), a global leader in additive manufacturing technologies for mass production, announced the launch of ETEC, a new 3D printing brand that will enable EnvisionTEC, the original inventor of digital light processing (DLP) technology, to better connect with industrial customers.
The new brand’s logo is an overhead representation of DLP’s iconic build tray, in which resin is transformed by a digital light projector into anything customers might imagine. It’s paired with an updated look and feel that is structured, smooth, bold, and durable, as well as a new go-to-market strategy.
EnvisionTEC 3D printers, which are best known for extreme levels of accuracy and surface finish, have been leaders in the healthcare, dental, medical and jewelry industries since 2002. After Desktop Metal acquired EnvisionTEC in 2021, the company launched Desktop Health to focus on healthcare and dental customers. Now, ETEC (pronounced ē-tek) will focus on bringing its high-speed, photopolymer 3D printing solutions to volume manufacturers of consumer and industrial products.
“Desktop Metal’s integration strategy is to focus on customers and their application needs first, so we can craft the most personalized and compelling business case for them to adopt Additive Manufacturing 2.0 technologies for volume production,” said Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal Founder and CEO. “Our launch of ETEC and Desktop Health allows us to speak more directly to specific customers with focused needs and serve them better. ETEC offers incredibly powerful 3D printers paired with exclusive materials that are already driving a new wave of consumer and industrial innovation.”
By strategically integrating 3D printing technologies, materials, software, and applications, Desktop Metal aims to propel growing numbers of manufacturers into AM 2.0 so they can benefit from increased design flexibility, reduced waste, improved time to market, and greater financial savings while de-risking their supply chains.
For example, ETEC has partnered with Adaptive3D, another subsidiary of Desktop Metal, to offer its best-in-class 3D printed photo elastomers exclusively on ETEC additive manufacturing systems, optimizing their performance through tight integration between hardware and materials. ETEC now offers one of the broadest portfolios of photopolymer 3D printing materials, including Elastic Tough Rubber 90 (ETR 90), the highest tear strength elastomer on the market. ETR can already be found in products on store shelves, including power tool adapters and recoil pads, with additional applications for Adaptive3D’s broader library of elastomers across consumer and industrial applications such as shoe midsoles, seat cushions, and more.
While the ETEC brand remains rooted in the original EnvisionTEC name, customers may see either name referenced in certain documents.
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, named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies, and the 2021 winner of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in materials and Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech Award for sustainability. For more information, visit www.desktopmetal.com.
A leading global provider of professional-grade additive manufacturing solutions, ETEC was originally founded in 2002 as EnvisionTEC. As the original inventor of digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing technology, ETEC has one of the strongest intellectual property portfolios in the area-wide photopolymer 3D printing market, counting more than 130 patents and pending patent applications. ETEC printers are known for their exceptional precision, surface quality, functionality, speed, and compatibility with an extensive portfolio of photopolymer materials. ETEC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal. For more information, visit www.envisiontec.com.