ATW Companies and Desktop Metal Celebrate Grand Opening of P3D

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by | Dec 17, 2018

Peter Frost, ATW Companies CEO, and Jonah Myerberg, Desktop Metal CTO ‘cut the ribbon’ for P3D.

WARWICK, RI –  ATW Companies, Desktop Metal and Parmatech Corporation joined together to launch PD3, an all-new specialized R&D and manufacturing company. The three organizations, who bring their own unique expertise to the new venture, made the announcement at a recent ribbon cutting event in Warwick, RI.

Warwick, RI based ATW Companies is the world-class suppliers of precision tubing and fabricated metal components. Burlington, MA based Desktop Metal is a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. Parmatech Corporation, also based in Warwick, RI, is a member of ATW Companies and the world leader in Metal Injection Molding (MIM),. P3D, the newest member of the ATW Companies, is a specialized R&D and manufacturing company focused on developing the bound metal powder feedstock that is utilized in the bound metal deposition process of the Desktop Metal Studio System™.

By leveraging expertise in powdered metallurgy, material science, high performance metal alloys, cutting edge mechanical design, and industrial, structural, and safety, Desktop Metal worked closely with the team from P3D to design a state-of-the-art facility with unique capabilities. The P3D facility can develop and manufacture a wide range of materials, including; stainless steel alloys such as 316 and 17-4, carbon steel alloys such as 4140 and 420, super alloys such as Inconel, and specialty alloys such as titanium and Veloxint.

P3D’s unique combination of equipment, facility design, and expertise allows development of systems to bind almost any alloy for use in the Desktop Metal Studio System™, providing the end user a wide range of bound metal powder solutions.

P3D is located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and the Grand Opening event was attended by representatives from Desktop Metal, ATW Companies, Polaris MEP, and Parmatech Corporation.

“ATW is excited to be a part of the innovative world of metal 3D printing. Working with the Desktop Metal team to develop materials for the Studio System has showcased the innovative spirit and materials science expertise of Desktop Metal, ATW Companies’ 100+ years of metals fabrication experience, and Parmatech Corporation’s 40+ years of MIM materials expertise to create a unique R&D and manufacturing company in P3D,” said Peter Frost, CEO of ATW Companies, a Rhode Island company founded in 1886.

It has been a wonderful experience partnering with ATW Companies and Parmatech on the opening of P3D. We are excited about the wide range of material options that a facility like this will help Desktop Metal deliver to our Studio System customers,” said Thomas Nogueira, VP of Operations at Desktop Metal.

About ATW Companies

ATW Companies, based in Warwick, Rhode Island, has provided metal fabrication solutions to customers for over 130 years.  With experience in traditional metal fabrication, such as metal tube drawing and stamping, modern metal fabrication, such as precision machining, laser cutting, and MIM, and cutting-edge technologies like metal 3D printing, ATW companies is able to offer a suite of design and build options unparalleled in the industry. For more information on ATW Companies please visit

About Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. 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 metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. The company was selected as one of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum, and was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies. For more information, visit

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