This development it said further cements Matsuura’s position as one of the UK’s technical centres of excellence for additive manufacturing technology, its industrial applications and profitable deployment with UK manufacturers.

As an introduction to Desktop Metal & EnvisionTEC technology, Matsuura will exhibit the following 3D printing machines at TCT3Sixty on stand D11 at the NEC, Birmingham between 28-30 September 2021:

Studio System™ 2, designed for the office based production of metal components in just two steps; print and sinter.

Fiber - a machine for the 3D printing of complex composite fibre shapes in a wide range of aerospace, motorsport and industrial grade materials.

EnvisionTEC Extreme 8K - the largest capacity production-grade DLP 3D-printer in the world, printing at very fast speeds without sacrificing surface quality and part accuracy.

Roger Howkins, managing director at Matsuura UK commented: “Our partnership with Desktop Metal further enhances and complements our existing 3D printer product range, giving customers an even greater choice. Our experience and knowledge in the additive manufacturing sector spans many years, so customers looking to explore this market can expect to receive high levels of support from our additive team.”

Paul Gately, regional sales manager for Desktop Metal said: “We are delighted to enter into this reseller partnership with Matsuura UK. By combining the power of the Desktop Metal’s portfolio of Additive Manufacturing solutions, with Matsuura’s expertise in CNC machining, 3D printing and hybrid products such as the LUMEX Series, this partnership affords Desktop Metal superb visibility in UK & Ireland markets.

"Partnering with Matsuura delivers Desktop Metal products direct access to premier CNC machining companies that could benefit enormously by diversifying their manufacturing to include Desktop Metal products in their production armoury.”