Desktop Metal Shop System

The world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops.

Accessible to all. Unparalleled productivity. Superior print quality

The Shop System™ is the world’s first metal binder jetting system designed specifically for machine shops—enabling shops to easily produce parts with exceptional surface finish and resolution at scale.
With production rates up to 70kg of metal parts per day, the Shop System™ produces parts up to 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion. Employing a ~1pL droplet size and automated drop multiplexing up to 6pL, the Shop System achieves superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed.

Features and Benefits

Accessible

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.*

  • Seamlessly fits into your workflow
  • Superior part quality 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.

  • All inclusive system (printing through sintering)
  • Range of models: 4L, 8L, 12L,16L build boxes
  • Starting at $150,000
Simplified post-processing

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.

  • No print supports required
  • No EDM’ing support structures
  • Hand-removable sintering supports
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.

  • Turnkey, end-to-end solution
  • Desktop Metal engineered powders

Desktop Metal Shop System Introduction

Shop System Resources

Size and Weight

199.4 x 76.2 x 162.6 cm
(78.5 x 30 x 64 in)

Build Envelope

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)

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Layer Height/DPI

40-100 μm
1600 DPI 1 pL drop size

Dimensional Tolerance of Parts

+/- 3.0%

Full Technical Specifications Below

Download Shop System Spec Sheet

Unparalleled productivity

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.

  • Up to 10X faster than laser powder bed fusion
  • Effortlessly print a batch of complex parts every shift
  • Produce new designs at the press of a button

Up to 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.

  • Up to 10x faster than laser-based systems
  • Print up to 70kg of parts/day

Print a build/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.

  • 6-12 hour build time*
  • Effortless productivity
  • Save machinist hours with near-net-shape parts

Ultimate flexibility

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.

  • No tooling required
  • No custom set-ups required per design
  • Simultaneously produce multiple complex jobs
  • Easily switch powders in a single shift

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.

  • High resolution parts
  • Fine feature detail
  • Superior surface finish

High-Resolution Printing

The Shop System features the highest resolution singlepass binder jetting system in the market. With 1600x1600 DPI native (33% higher resolution than comparable systems), and over 670M drops per second, the Shop System delivers high-speed, high-resolution printing.

  • 1600 x 1600 native DPI
  • Over 670 million drops/second

Adaptive Print Engine

Users don’t have to sacrifice feature detail or resolution for speed. Employing the smallest droplet size of any single pass binder jetting system (~1 pL) and automated drop multiplexing up to 6 pL, the Shop System achieves superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed.

  • Smallest droplet size (~1 pL)
  • Automated drop multiplexing
  • Surface finish as low as 4 μm Ra

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 comparable systems, resulting in enhanced print quality and reliability.

  • Five independent channels of nozzles
  • Over 70,000 nozzles across five lines
  • 25% higher redundancy than comparable systems

How it Works:

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.

Depowder

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.

Sinter

Depowdered parts are placed onto trays in a shopsafe, high-throughput furnace for batch sintering. With an external gas hookup, temperatures reaching 1400ºC, and the ability to process highstrength binders, the Shop System furnace is able to deliver quality and reliable sintering in a shopfriendly format.

Technology
Print technologies Binder Jettings
Print Direction Unidirectional
Performance
Layer Height 40-100 μm
DPI 1600 dpi
1 pL drop size
Dimensional Tolerance of Parts +/- 3.0%
Binder Jetting Module 70k nozzles
5x redundancy
Printhead Configuration/td> 1 easily replaceable printhead
External Dimensions
Printer 199.4 x 76.2 x 162.6 cm (78.5 x 30 x 64 in)
Powder Station 101.6 x 68.6 x 162.6 cm (40 x 27 x 64 in)
Drying Oven 66 x 62.2 x 90.2 cm (26 x 24.5 x 35.5 in)
Blender 76.2 x 39.4 x 80 cm (30 x 15.5 x 31.5 in)
Powder Kegs Height : 280 mm
Diameter : 250 mm
Maximum Volume : 10.6 L
Furnace 138.0 x 75.4 x 161.8 cm (54.3 x 29.7 x 63.7 in)
Build Envelopes
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)
Power Requirements
Power requirements
(excluding furnace and oven)
110/220 V, 50/60 Hz
Power requirements
(drying oven)
220 V, 50/60 Hz
Power requirements
(furnace)
08 – 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 A, 3-phase dedicated circuit
380 – 400 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 16 A, 3-phase dedicated circuit