Benchmarking 3D Printed Parts Manufactured with the Desktop Metal Studio System for Defense Supply

Home / Events / Benchmarking 3D Printed Parts Manufactured with the Desktop Metal Studio System for Defense Supply

Start Date

May 18, 2021 12:00 pm

End Date

May 18, 2021 01:00 pm







This introductory workshop is part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program for small manufacturing enterprises in the defense supply chain. 

3d printingLearn about what to expect when installing a Desktop Metal System to manufacture 3D printed parts for defense supply contracts.

Presenters will offer an overview of install & operations experience, facility, safety & training requirements, vendor support. You’ll hear descriptions of Desktop Metal defense manufacturing 3D printing case studies underway at the Berkshire Innovation Center. Attendees also will learn how to access BIC’s facility for training and project collaboration.

Workshop participants will be invited to apply to participate in a pilot demonstration project utilizing this technology.

You must employed at a manufacturing company to attend. This session will be recorded and made available on-demand.


  • CEOs, Owners and leaders at Rhode Island manufacturing companies in the Department of Defense supply chain


Learn how Desktop Metal Studio System can be used in defense manufacturing:
• How to prepare your facility, permitting requirements, facility certification options
• OSHA training and safety requirements, compared with LPBF, DMLS, LENS and Binder Jetting
• Advantages / disadvantages of printing with bound metal powder compared with LPBF
• Outline applications for DM metal prototypes, fixtures, molds and end use parts
• Review of the design process for benchmarking, developed with CCAT and UMaine – Can the NIST AM Test Artifact be used in FDM metal printing or is a new standard needed?
• Comparison of benchmark results with other 3D printing processes available at CCAT, BIC and UMaine (including LPBF, Binder Jetting, large format polymer FDM and DMLS)
• Can Fused Deposition Modeled Sintered metal parts meet Mil-spec end use requirements?


  • Steven Longpre, CEO BSS Additive, Operations Manager Berkshire Innovation Center
  • Jean Mozolic, Founder, The Mozolic Group
  • Mark Rowan, Principal, Roundabout Consulting

A Technology Demonstration follows this workshop and is scheduled for  Tuesday, August 17, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST (1.5 hours). 


The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC) will deliver a series of Industry 4.0 Readiness workshops and demonstrations to showcase how emerging technologies can be used to help optimize manufacturing processes in the New England defense manufacturing supply chain.

Each session explores a different technology, including generative design, additive manufacturing, and augmented reality. The overall aim is to help increase capability and competitiveness for the region’s defense manufacturers. For more information, please visit



This event page was prepared under contract with the State of Vermont, as fiscal agent for the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration, with financial support from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Regional Defense Collaboration and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter