The world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops, the Desktop Metal Shop System is capable of printing complex metal parts with the benefits that standards machine shops expect: unparalleled productivity with superior print quality while maintaining high levels of accessibility throughout the entire process.
In addition to unlocking process and product innovations, the binder jetting technology at the heart of the Shop System is capable of delivering reliable high performance that meets the demands of a modern machine shop.
With the ability to produce high-quality, fully-dense, near-net shape parts right out of the furnace, the Shop System’s high throughput and flexibility make it an excellent manufacturing choice for low-, medium-, and high-volume end-use applications.
The Shop System’s innovative single-pass print engine allows for rapid production of metal parts. Because the print bar spans the entire width of the print bed, entire layers of multiple parts can be printed in just a few seconds.
That printing speed – up to 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion systems – allows the Shop System to print an entire build volume in a single 6 to 12-hour shift, depending on the height of the build.
Build times are flexible and determined by factors like build depth and layer height. This means users can easily adjust build time to fit their shop schedule—running a six-hour build during the day, then turning the printer over to a longer build overnight with minimal operator burden, enabling effortless productivity with very high utilization.
Superior Print Quality
The Shop System prints customer-ready, high-resolution parts with incredibly fine detail. With a native resolution of 1600 x 1600 dpi (dots per inch) – 33% higher than competitive systems – the ability to produce more than 670 million drops per second and layer heights between 40um and 100um, the system is the highest-resolution single pass binder jetting system on the market.
To deliver both fine details and fast print speeds, the Shop System uses an adaptive print engine that produces 1.2 pL droplets and automated drop multiplexing up to 6pL, resulting in surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra, superior bleed control, and fine feature detail, all while maintaining high print speeds.
Common mass finishing options can improve surface finish even further, to less than 0.1µm Ra. In addition, Shop System parts emerge from the furnace fully dense, isotropic, and ready for end-use applications.
Common mass finishing options can improve surface finish even further, to less than 0.1µm Ra. In addition, Shop System parts emerge from the furnace fully-dense, isotropic and ready for end-use applications.
With over 70,000 jets spread across five rows, the Shop System print bar provides enough redundancy to ensure that any jet outs (caused by clogged nozzles) do not result in print defects. Built-in, automatically-programmed cleaning cycles ensure print head performance is always optimized for its full, extended lifetime, resulting in enhanced print quality and reliability.
Taken together, the Shop System’s productivity, print quality, and reliability add up to an ideal solution for machine shops and metal job shops hoping to amplify their productivity with metal 3D printing.
With the ability to print tens to hundreds of parts with the tolerances that are compatible with machining, the Shop System allows shops to take on new and larger customer jobs while reserving machinist hours for refining critical features.