Desktop Metal recently announced the launch of its new Shop System, the world’s first metal binder jetting system for machine shops. Shop owners will now have access to the high-quality binder jetting technology to print end-use metal parts at a faster rate, with more quality and efficiency. With this latest addition, Desktop Metal now provides a solution for the full metal production cycle and fills the last gap in its product line.
“Since the launch of our metal 3D printing platforms, Studio System and Production System, Desktop Metal has changed the rules of traditional metal manufacturing solutions with innovative approaches that reduce costs and significantly increase speed and print quality for our customers,” Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder, Desktop Metal.
Binder Jetting Technology
The Shop System platform includes a printer, powder station and furnace that integrates with existing shop operations. It produces fully dense, solid parts, without the need for infills or debinding. Different industries can leverage this solution and print functioning metal parts faster with the quality surface finish and tolerances needed to co-exist with machining.
Core features include:
- Produces up to 70kg of steel per day
- Prints parts fully supported in their powder bed, featuring hand-removable sintering setters to reduce hours of labor machining
- Delivers 33% higher resolution than comparable single-pass binder jetting systems with 1600x1600 DPI native and over 670M drops per second
- Allows for superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed by offering the smallest droplet size for single-pass binder jetting systems at approximately 1pL and automated drop multiplexing up to 6pL
- Contains all pieces of equipment your machine shop needs to begin binder jetting
- Changes over to a new job at the press of a button and processes multiple jobs without the need for custom setups
- Includes 25% higher nozzle redundancy than comparable systems, which results in better print quality and reliability
Variable configurations include:
- Mixed-volume production of various geometries: Simultaneous production of part geometries without multiple setups.
- Production of low volume batches: Complex parts produced at low volume and at a more efficient cost due to the elimination of tooling.
- Mid-volume production of hundreds of parts per day: Production of hundreds of near-net-shape parts every day with dramatically reduced labor costs and expanded geometric flexibility.
The Shop System can print customer-ready, high-resolution parts with fine features, details and surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra out of the furnace and <0.1µm Ra with mass finishing. It is supported by the user-friendly Desktop Metal software and is also compatible with other building preparation tools.
Shipping of the Shop System is expected to begin in Fall 2020. Discover more about the Shop System and all it can do by downloading the full spec sheet.