Desktop Metal – Shop System

Binder Jetting Designed for Machine Shops

The Shop System™ from Desktop Metal is an end-to-end, single-pass Binder Jetting solution delivering high-resolution metal parts at a fraction of the time and cost compared to competing laser-based systems.

It can integrate seamlessly into any workflow to improve unparalleled productivity spanning across the automotive, consumer goods, education, machine design, heavy machinery, manufacturing tooling sectors.

Description

Affordable Batch Production of
High-Quality Metal Parts

The Shop System™ is an end-to-end, single-pass binder jetting solution that delivers high-resolution parts with unparalleled speed and productivity, at a fraction of the time and cost as compared to laser-based systems.

01 | PRINT

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.

02 | DEPOWDER

After printing, 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.

03 | SINTER

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 furnace is able to deliver quality and reliable sintering in a shop-friendly format.

Specifications

SOLUTION OVERVIEW
Printer
Powder Station
Furnace
The highest-resolution printhead in the market, has over 70,000 nozzles that jets out 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ, for production of high resolution metal parts at a fraction of the cost and speed of laser-based systems.

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 provide closed-loop powder management and recycling.The 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.
KEY FEATURES
Ease of Use

Built to fit seamlessly into your workflow, the Shop System offers unparalleled productivity for you to amplify your shop’s output, and effortlessly print end-use metal parts with the quality, surface finish and tolerances required to co-exist with machining.
Superior Print Quality

Print customer-ready, high-resolution parts with incredibly fine feature details. Fully dense and solid. No debind or infill required. Achieve surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra out of the furnace, and <0.1µm Ra with mass finishing.
PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS
Build Sizes:4L
35 x 22.2 x 5 cm
(13.8 x 8.7 x 2 in)

8L
35 x 22.2 x 10 cm
(13.8 x 8.7 x 3.9 in)

12L
35 x 22.2 x 15 cm
(13.8 x 8.7 x 5.9 in)

16L
35 x 22.2 x 20 cm
(13.8 x 8.7 x 7.9 in)
Layer Height:40-100 µm
Footprint:199.4 x 76.2 x 162.6 cm
(78.5 x 30 x 64 in)
POWDER STATION SPECIFICATIONS
Powder Management:Built in powder recovery and sieving
Controlled metering
Sieving Rate:5 kg/hr
Footprint:101.6 x 68.6 x 162.6 cm
(40 x 27 x 64.0 in)
FURNACE SPECIFICATIONS
Gas:External gas hookup
Peak temperature:1400°C (2552°F)
Footprint:161.8 x 138.0 x 75.4 cm
(63.7 x 54.3 x 29.7 in)
SHOP SYSTEM SPEC SHEET
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Features

The 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.

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Simplified Post-Processing

Parts 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.

The Shop System™ features Desktop Metal-engineered powders and processing parameters, optimized to deliver exceptional part quality, and ensure part-to-part repeatability.

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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 (based on variables such as part size, part quantity, and layer thickness). Print tens to hundreds of near-net-shape parts each day and reserve machinist hours for refining critical features.



Flexible Batch Jobs

Experience 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.



High-Resolution Printing

The Shop System™ features the highest resolution single-pass binder jetting system in the market. With 1600 x 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, enjoy 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™  because of over 70,000 nozzles lined up in 5 rows.

The printhead features 25% higher nozzle redundancy than the comparable systems, resulting in enhanced print quality and reliability.


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Flexibility

Configurable Scalability

Improve productivity across any manufacturing scenarios with the Shop Systemthat come fully equipped with what your machine shop needs to begin binder jetting — from print through sintering.

Available in various build size configurations (4L, 8L, 12L, and 16L), the Shop System was designed specifically to seamlessly integrate or scale to any shop’s workflow easily.

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Mixed-Volume Production

Produce various part geometries simultaneously without the need for multiple setups.


Batch Production

Cost-effectively produce low volume batches of complex parts due to the elimination of tooling.


Mid-Volume Production

Produce hundreds of near-net-shape parts daily with dramatically reduced labor costs and expanded geometric flexibility to suit your requirements.


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Applications

Parts Gallery – Shop System™

Applications span across the manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and oil & gas industries.

All listed applications were produced using 17-4 PH Stainless Steel.

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