Fish processing systems are transformed with stainless steel 3D printing on the Studio System. The latest Curio filleting machine, the C-2034, features over 100 metal 3D printed parts. On-demand production with office-friendly Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) technology from Desktop Metal was an affordable, easy-to-use solution that reduced time to market by an entire year, enabling the company to unlock new potential from its products.

Desktop Metal BMD technology was key to easy metal 3D printing adoption for Curio’s food processing equipment. Unlike laser-based 3D printers that melt loose metal powder with strict facility requirements, the Studio System extrudes metal rods for office friendly metal additive manufacturing. The two-step process, print and sinter, yielded immediate benefits.

Parts were innovated on-demand to improve performance. By incorporating 3D printed designs in high-quality 316L stainless steel, Curio machines are also increasing the quality and yield of the seafood processed with new benefits integrated into their systems.

“Features like internal cooling channels were not so easy to achieve with
traditional methods, or were too expensive.”

Elliði Hreinsson
Founder of Curio and Gullmolar