Desktop Metal Shop System
The world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops.
Introducing Desktop Metal Shop System.
Shops will now be able to leverage affordable, high-quality binder jetting technology to print end-use metal parts with unparalleled speed, print quality and productivity. This end-to-end solution includes printer, powder station and furnace to integrate with existing shop operations seamlessly.
more about the:
Desktop Metal Shop System
Shop System – Overview & Benefits
Easy to Use & Operate
Shop System™ introduces high quality binder jetting to an entirely new market of machine shops. Shops can now cost effectively print end use metal parts with unparalleled speed and productivity.
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.
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.
Optimized powders & parameters.
Get started quickly with a turnkey, end-to-end solution. Shop System features Desktop Metal engineered powders and processing parameters, optimized to deliver exceptional part quality, and ensure part-to-part repeatability.
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.
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 <0.1µm Ra with mass finishing. The Shop System produces fully dense, solid parts, no debind or infill required.
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.
Shop System – Flexible Manufacturing
The Shop System™ is designed to seamlessly integrate into your shop’s workflow to improve productivity across any range of manufacturing scenarios.
Produce various part geometries simultaneously without the need for multiple setups.
Cost effectively produce low volume batches of complex parts due to elimination of tooling.
Produce hundreds of near-net-shape parts every day with dramatically reduced labor costs and expanded geometric flexibility.
Shop System – How it Works
The Shop System™ is an end-to-end, single-pass binder jetting solution delivering high-resolution parts at a fraction of the time and cost.
For each layer, the printer spreads metal powder across the build bed, and precisely jets a binding agent to bond loose powder and define part geometry. Layer by layer, metal powder and binder is deposited until the entire build volume is packed with bound parts and surrounding loose powder.
Once an entire build is complete, the build box is removed and placed in a powder station for bulk and fine depowdering — with the help of a hand-held air pick. Loose powder is removed from the parts and recovered via a built-in powder recycling system with powder sieving.
Depowdered parts are placed onto trays in a shop-safe, high-throughput furnace for batch sintering. With an external gas hookup and temperatures reaching 1400ºC, the Shop System furnace is able to deliver quality and reliable sintering in a shop-friendly format.
Shop System – Part Gallery
Shop System™ applications span a variety of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and oil & gas.