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DESKTOP METAL SHOP SYSTEM

The world’s first metal binder jetting system
designed for machine shops.

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**Compared to single-laser, mid-range Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) systems. Based on list price on 11.14.2019 of comparable laser-based systems. Comparison dependent on Shop System configuration (4L, 8L, 12L, or 16L ). May require additional furnace capacity if printing 24/7 at high packing.

Easy to use & operate

Designed with the modern machine shop in mind, the Shop System is built to fit seamlessly into your workflow. Produce parts with superior surface finish and resolution versus laser-based systems at a fraction of the cost.**

Affordable turnkey solution

The Shop System contains all pieces of equipment your machine shop needs to begin binder jetting — from print through sintering. And with a range of build volume configurations (4L, 8L, 12L, and 16L), the Shop System is designed to scale to your shop’s throughput.

Simplified post-processing

Parts on the Shop System print fully supported in their powder bed, and feature hand-removable sintering setters. Avoid hours of labor machining off support structures typical to laser-based systems and instead achieve customer-ready, near-net-shape parts right out of the furnace.

Optimised powders & parameters

Get started quickly with a turnkey, end-to-end solution. Shop System features Desktop Metal engineered powders and processing parameters, optimised to deliver exceptional part quality, and ensure part-to-part repeatability.

Unparalleled Productivity

Amplify your shop’s output. Effortlessly print end-use metal parts with with the quality, surface finish and tolerances required to co-exist with machining.

10x faster

With a high-speed, single-pass print engine, the Shop System produces high-quality metal parts up to 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion—producing up to 70kg of metal parts per day.

Print a build per shift

Average cycle times of 6-12 hours enable a new build every shift.*** Print tens to hundreds of near-net shape parts each day and reserve machinist hours for refining critical features.

Flexible batch jobs

The Shop System is a tooling-free manufacturing process. Change over to a new job at the press of a button and process multiple complex jobs without the need for custom setups.

Superior print quality

Print customer-ready, high-resolution parts with incredibly fine feature detail. Achieve surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra out of the furnace, and less than 0.1µm Ra with mass finishing. The Shop System produces fully dense, solid parts, no debind or infill required.

High-resolution printing

The Shop System features the highest resolution single-pass binder jetting system in the market. With 1600×1600 DPI native (33% higher resolution than comparable systems), and over 670M drops per second, the Shop System delivers high-speed, high-resolution printing.

Adaptive print engine

Users don’t have to sacrifice feature detail or resolution for speed. Employing a ~1 pL droplet size and automated drop multiplexing up to 6 pL, the Shop System achieves superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed.

5x print redundancy

Avoid jet-outs and print issues with the Shop System’s five rows totaling over 70,000 nozzles. The printhead features 25% higher nozzle redundancy than the comparable systems, resulting in enhanced print quality and reliability.

Solution Overview

Printer

The Shop System printer features the highest resolution printhead on the market with over 70,000 nozzles jetting 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high resolution parts at a fraction of the cost and speed of laser-based systems.

Powder station

With easy access portholes, a hand-held air pick, built-in powder sieving and recycling, and a vacuum port for easy powder maintenance, the powder station provides closed-loop powder management and recycling.

Furnace

The Shop System furnace is a shop-safe high-temp sintering oven built for cost-effective high throughput. Featuring external gas hookup and adjustable shelving, the furnace easily and affordably scales to mid-volume manufacturing.

Materials

The Studio System brings a wide range of critical alloys to 3D printing—including stainless steels, copper, and tool steels. Each alloy undergoes rigorous qualification by world-leading materials scientists, and our core materials consistently meet or exceed industry standards.

Core Alloys

17-4PH Download Datasheet
Stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance

316 L Download Datasheet
Stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

Inconel 625
Superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

AISI 4140
Low alloy, mid-carbon steel for high strength and toughness

Copper
For thermal and electrical conductivity

H13 Download Datasheet
Tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures

Kovar
Controlled thermal expansion alloy

Case Studies

 

Ford Motor Company

Built-Rite Tool & Die

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Alpha Precision Group

 

Ultra Machining Company

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