Desktop Metal works with the same low-cost MIM powders used in the Metal Injection Molding (MIM) industry, allowing access to an established powder supply chain with the scale required to support volume production and a variety of readily usable alloys such as stainless steels, copper and tool steels.
OPEN MATERIAL PLATFORM
When combined with the in-house expertise of Desktop Metal in material processing, binder compounds, and 3D printing, the result is high-quality metal parts with affordable material costs.
Inert, closed powder environment
A closed powder environment – inerted to < 2% Oxygen – safely supports a range of both non-reactive and reactive metals in a controlled fashion.
With the isolation from ambient conditions, the powder is produced with consistent characteristics and quality, facilitating part uniformity and repeatability.
Open Material Platform
Metal powders for industry-standard or custom alloys can be sourced openly from a supplier of choice, thanks to the adoption of an open material platform.
This helps to keep costs low and ensure compatibility with bulk sintering processes.
Desktop Metal-engineered Binders
Developed by expert materials scientists at Desktop Metal, the proprietary binders are formulated to support a broad array of alloys.
This process helps to maximize success through every stage of the binder jetting process – ensuring jettability during printing, green part strength during depowdering, and clean burn off prior to sintering.