Metal 3D Printers 

Desktop Metal manufactures 3D printing solutions for all scales of production—from complex prototypes and on-demand tooling to the rapid manufacture of thousands of parts.

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Desktop Metal® Studio System 2™

Bound Metal Deposition® 3D printer

Two-step, office-friendly production of complex metal parts in-house.

Full Description

Advantages

  • Affordable
    • Up to 10x less expensive than comparable laser-based systems
    • The only complete metal 3D printing solution that is cost-effective for rapid prototyping
  • Safe & Simple
    • No lasers and powders mean the Studio System is safe for any facility
    • No third-party equipment, external ventilation, or special facilities required
  • Separable Supports
    • No machining or wire EDM is required to remove support structures from parts
    • Separable supports allow the removal of support structures by hand
  • Precise, High-Quality Parts
    • The precision of the Desktop Metal Studio 3D printer ensures high-quality parts with densities between 96-99%
    • Parts perform similar to wrought
Specs
  • Print Head:
    • 250 μm high-resolution nozzle
    • 400 μm standard-resolution nozzle
  • Max. Build Rate / Speed: 16 cm3/hr*
  • Surface Roughness / Part Quality: 
    • 5-15 μm Ra
    • <0.1 μm Ra with mass finishing
  • Layer Thickness: 
    • 50 – 150 μm, high-resolution printhead
    • 150 – 300 μm, standard resolution printhead
  • Part Tolerance: ± 0.5%**
  • Build Volume: 300 x 200 x 200 mm (12 x 8 x 8 in.)
  • Chamber Environment: Heated, up to 70°C (158°F)
  • Materials: Bound metal rods (metal powder + polymer binder):
    • 17-4 Stainless Steel
    • 316L Stainless Steel
    • H13 Tool Steel
    • 4140 Steel
    • Copper
  • Software: Fabricate® Cloud (local options also available at cost)
  • Production Volume: Prototyping and one-off parts (1-100)

 

*The average print rate (inclusive of acceleration and deceleration, printhead switches, etc.) is approximately 6 cm3/hr when printing with the “standard” print profile at 150 μm layer height.

**Tolerances on the Studio System for parts/features larger than 60mm are +/- 0.8%. Tolerances for part/features smaller than 60mm are +/- 0.5mm.

Application
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Machine Design
  • Heavy Industry
  • Manufacturing Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition®

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Desktop Metal® ExOne InnoventX®

Metal Binder-Jetting 3D printer

Reliably produce functional 3D pritned parts in a variety of materials

Full Description

Advantages

The ExOne Innovent+ is a multipurpose additive manufacturing system with increased dust control and the most advanced powder dispensing on the market. The Innovent+® is designed to reliably produce functional parts in a variety of materials. It is easy to use and features state-of-the-art recoating technology, allowing for the widest range of materials to be printed and producing the most consistent and uniform print bed.

Benefits

  • Prints the widest range of standard MIM powders
  • Prints metal, ceramic, composite and other powder materials
  • Patented ultrasonic dispensing technology that improves powder flow
  • Exclusive spreading and compacting system that improves final part density
  • Improved print speed controls
Specs
  • Binder Systems
    • AquaFuse | CleanFuse | FluidFuse | PhenolFuse
  • Build Box
    • 160 x 65 x 65 mm (6.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 in)
  • Build Volume
    • 0.676 L (41 in³)
  • Maximum Build Rate
    • 166 cc/hr ; 10 in³/hr
  • Minimum Powder Size
    • 2 μm (d50)
  • External Dimensions
    • 1.203 x 1.016 x 1.434 mm (47.4 x 40.0 x 56.5 in)
  • Layer Height
    • 30-200 μm
Application
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Machine Design
  • Heavy Industry
  • Manufacturing Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder-Jetting

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Desktop Metal® Shop System™

Metal Binder Jetting 3D printer

Batch production of fully dense, customer-ready metal parts

Full Description

Desktop Metal Shop System™ is the ideal solution for turnkey batch production of fully dense customer-ready parts. It is the first binder-jet metal 3D printer that can cost-effectively 3D print small end-use metal parts with unparalleled speed and productivity. Internal machine shops, job shops, and service bureaus can now manufacture complex metal parts in low-mid volumes without the overhead, labour, and complexity of traditional laser-based metal 3D printing systems. With the Shop System, you can work with familiar metals like stainless steel, tool steels, and superalloys to build one-ofs to 100s of parts per day.

Specs
  • Print Direction: Uni-directional
  • Print Head:
    • 70,000 nozzles (5x redundancy)
  • Max. Build Rate / Speed: 700 cm3/hr
  • Surface Roughness / Part Quality: 
    • 4 μm Ra
    • <0.1 μm Ra with mass finishing
  • Layer Thickness: 40-100 μm
  • Part Tolerance: 300 μm or +/- 3.0%
  • Build Volume:
    • Model: 4L – 35 x 22.2 x 5 cm (13.8 x 8.7 x 2 in.)
    • Model: 8L – 35 x 22.2 x 10 cm (13.8 x 8.7 x 3.9 in.)
    • Model: 12L – 35 x 22.2 x 15 cm (13.8 x 8.7 x 5.9 in.)
    • Model: 16L – 35 x 22.2 x 20 cm (13.8 x 8.7 x 7.9 in.)
  • Chamber Environment: Air / Not heated chamber
  • Materials: Bound metal rods (metal powder + polymer binder):
    • 17-4 Stainless Steel
    • 316L Stainless Steel
    • Cobalt Chrome (F75)
  • Software: Fabricate® MFG
  • Production Volume:
    • Pilot runs (100 -1000)
    • Mid-volume production (10,000 – 100,000)
Application
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Machine Design
  • Heavy Industry
  • Manufacturing Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting

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Desktop Metal® P50 Production System™

Single Pass Binder Jetting® 3D printer

High-speed, mass production of metal 3D printed parts

Full Description

The Production System™ P-50 is designed to be the fastest way to 3D print metal parts at scale, based on Desktop Metal’s patent-pending Single Pass Jetting™ technology.
Engineered with an inert environment to process low-cost MIM powders across non-reactive and reactive metals, the Production System™ P-50 offers the reliability and consistency required for high-volume, end-use applications.

Specs
  • Print Direction: Bi-directional
  • Print Head:
    • 8 Piezo-electric printheads (16,384 nozzles)
  • Max. Build Rate / Speed: 12,000 cm3/hr (732 in3/hr)
  • Surface Roughness / Part Quality: 
    • 4 μm Ra
    • <0.1 μm Ra with mass finishing
  • Layer Thickness:30 μm – 200 μm (green)
  • Part Tolerance: ± 0.5%
  • Build Volume:490 x 380 x 260 mm (19.2 x 15.0 x 10.2 in.)
  • Chamber Environment: CDA or Nitrogen inerting (<2% Oxygen)
  • Materials:
    • Open platform (third party MIM powders)
    • 17-4 Stainless Steel
    • 316L Stainless Steel
    • 4140 Low-Alloy Steel
  • Software: Fabricate® MFG
  • Production Volume:
    • Pilot runs (100,000+)
    • Mid-volume production (10,000 – 100,000)
Application
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Machine Design
  • Heavy Industry
  • Manufacturing Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Single Pass Binder Jetting®

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Why Desktop Metal 3D Printers?

Desktop Metal additive manufacturing systems are designed to scale upon existing metal options on the market offering the quality, speed, and cost compared with traditional manufacturing processes.

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Exceptional Finish

Parts printed on Desktop Metal 3D printers meet or exceed user part requirements

Part Accuracy

Similar to casting or metal injection molding

 

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Material Properties

Parts have isotropic mechanical properties that exceed engineering standards

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Cost, Speed, and Throughput

Equal or better than CNC and casting traditional processes

 Make Metal Work Faster

No more waiting for machined or cast parts. Iterate faster by printing highly complex metal parts without leaving the office.

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3D Printing Applications

With Desktop Metal®’s 3D printing solutions, you can scale your metal part production from rapid prototyping and R&D to manufacturing tooling and mass production.

Rapid Prototyping

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You can quickly 3D print functional prototypes and reduce product development timelines.

Recommended Systems

Shop System™

Studio System™

Fiber™

Mass Production

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Produce hundreds of thousands of parts with no tooling required.

 

Recommended Systems

Studio System™

Production System P1™

Production System P50™

Manufacturing Tooling

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You can simplify the manufacturing process and reduce the lead times for end-use parts.

Recommended Systems

Studio System™

Fiber™

Materials

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17-4 PH Stainless Steel (DM Production System)

Material: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

Specs
  • Yield strength (MPa): 655 ± 26 [as sintered]
  • Ultimate tensile strength (MPa): 900 ± 20 [as sintered]
  • Elongation at break (%): 10.9 ± 0.9
Application
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Chemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Pump components
  • Valving
  • Fasteners
  • Jigs and fixtures
Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology –  Production System P1 & P50


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316L Stainless Steel (DM Production System)

Material: 316L Stainless Steel

Characterized by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic steel ideal for harsh environments.

Specs
  • Ultimate tensile strength (MPa): 510 ± 7 [as sintered]
  • Yield strength (MPA): 155 ± 5 [as sintered]
  • Elongation at Break (%): 75.3 ± 4.0
Application
  • Chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Marine
  • Jewelry
  • Power generation
  • Petroleum refining
  • Water treatment
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing
Technology/Process

Binder Jetting™ Technology with Production System P1 & P50



D2 Tool Steel (DM Production System)

Material: Corrosion Resistance Tool Steel

D2 Tool Steel is characterized by its high hardness after heat treatment, wear-resistance and compression strength, dimensional stability, and machinability when annealed.

Specs
  • Transverse Rupture Strength (GPa): 2.2 ± 0.2, ASTM B528
  • Quenched Hardness (HRC): 63, ASTM E18
  • Tempered Hardness (HRC): 57, ASTM E18
  • Charpy Impact Strength¹ (J): 1.2, ASTM E23
  • Density: 7.70 g/cm³
  • Surface Finish²: 3-8 (µm Ra)

 

¹Charpy impact specimens used were V-notched 10 x 10 mm.
²Surface roughness measured in Z direction after sintering & sandblasting.

Application
  • Cutting components
  • Conformally cooled injection moulding inserts and cavities
  • Cold forming tooling components
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting Technology –  Production System P1 & P50

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IN625 Nickel Alloy (DM Production System)

Material: IN625 Nickel Alloy

Alloy 625 is a nickel-chromium superalloy is known for its high strength, outstanding corrosion resistance, and ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

Specs
  • Ultimate tensile strength (MPa): 695 ± 7 [as sintered]
  • Yield strength (MPa): 295 ± 28 [as sintered]
  • Elongation at Break (%): 63.0 ± 7.5 [as sintered]
Application
  • Oil and gas
  • Power generation
  • Submarine components
  • Cyrogenic environments
  • Aerospace components
  • High-temperature applications
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting™ Technology Production System P1 & P50

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4140 Low-Alloy Steel (DM Production System)

Material: 4140 Low-Alloy Steel

4140 low alloy steel is versatile steel characterized by its toughness, high fatigue strength, and abrasion and impact resistance, making it great all-purpose steel for industrial applications.

Specs
  • Yield strength (MPa): 1,455 ± 34 [quenched and tempered]
  • Ultimate tensile strength (MPa): 1,880 ± 29 [quenched and tempered]
  • Elongation at Break (%): 4.8 ± 1.1 [quenched and tempered]
Application
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Automotive
  • Bolts and nuts
  • Gears
  • Steel couplings
Technology/Process

Binder Jetting™ Technology – Production Systems P1 & P50



17-4 PH Stainless Steel (DM SHOP SYSTEM)

Material: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

Specs
  • Hardness 
    • Sintered: 26.4±1 MPa
    • Heat-treated: 40.5±2 MPa
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 
    • Sintered: 912±35 MPa
    • Heat-treated: 1205±35 MPa
  • Elongation at Break (%):
    • Sintered: 5.9±2
    • Heat-treated: 11.9±2
  • Young’s Modulus (GPa)
    • Sintered: 178±30
    • Heat-treated: 185±20
Application
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Chemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Pump components
  • Valving
  • Fasteners
  • Jigs and fixtures
Technology/Process

Metal Binder-Jetting™ on the Desktop Metal Shop System



316L Stainless Steel (DM SHOP SYSTEM)

Material: 316L Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic, non-magnetic steel ideal for harsh environments and characterized by its corrosion resistance, performance at both high and low temperatures, and high ductility.

Specs
  • Ultimate tensile strength – xy (MPa):
    • Sintered: 505 ± 16
  • Elongation – xy (%): 76±12
  • Young’s modulus – xy (GPa): 195±4
  • Hardness (HRB): 58±2
  • Boil test (corrosion) ASTM F1089: Passed
  • Copper sulfate test (corrosion) ASTM F1089: Passed
  • Sulfuric acid test, MPIF 62 (corrosion): <0.005 g/dm²/day
Application
  • Fluid transfer (e.g. manifolds)
  • Chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Marine
  • Jewelry
  • Power generation
  • Petroleum refining
  • Water treatment
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing
Technology/Process

Metal Binder-Jetting™ on the Desktop Metal Shop System


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CoCr (ASTM F75) – (DM SHOP SYSTEM)

Material: Cobalt Chrome (ASTM F75)

CoCr (F75) is an alloy of Cobalt and Chrome for use in demanding applications. It is characterized by corrosion resistance with high strength and wear resistance.

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength – xy (MPa)
    • Sintered: 600 ± 13
    • Sintered & HIP1 (heat isostatic pressed): 672 ± 21
  • Yield Strength – xy (MPa)
    • Sintered: 424 ± 11
    • Sintered & HIP (heat isostatic pressed): 445 ± 9
  • Elongation – xy (%)
    • Sintered: 6.0 ± 2.0
    • Sintered & HIP (heat isostatic pressed): 8.5 ± 1.9
  • Hardness (HRC)
    • Sintered: 17.9 ± 2.2
    • Sintered & HIP (heat isostatic pressed): 22.5 ± 0.9
  • Density (g/cc):
    • Sintered: 8.0 ± 0.1
    • Sintered & HIP (heat isostatic pressed): 8.28 ±0.02

1Samples were hot isostatic pressed at 1200C in 1000 bar argon for 4 hours.

Application
  • Dental implants and drill guides
  • Medical implants
  • Fuel nozzles
  • Turbine guide vanes
  • Jewelry
Technology/Process

Metal Binder-Jetting™ on the Desktop Metal Shop System


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17-4 Stainless Steel
(Studio System)

Material: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

17-4 Stainless Steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.

Specs
  • XY axis
    • As sintered:
      • Yield Strength: 695 MPa
      • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 925 MPa
      • Elongation at Break: 5.3%
      • Hardness (HRC): 26
      • Density (g/cc): 7.56
Application
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Chemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Pump components
  • Valving
  • Fasteners
  • Jigs and fixtures
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition™

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316L Stainless Steel
(Studio System 2)

Material: 316L Stainless Steel

Characterized by its corrosion resistance and performance at both high and low temperatures, 316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic steel ideal for harsh environments.

Specs
  • Sintered:
    • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 533 MPa
    • Yield Strength: 169 MPa
    • Elongation: 66%
    • Hardness (HRB): 66
    • Density (relative): 97%
Application
  • Chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Marine
  • Jewelry
  • Power generation
  • Petroleum refining
  • Water treatment
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition™

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4140 Chromoly Steel
Studio System 2

Material: 4140 Chromoly Steel

One of the most versatile steels, 4140 steel is characterized by its toughness, high fatigue strength, and abrasion and impact resistance.

Specs
  • Yield Strength:
    • Heat Treated: 1060 MPa
    • Wrought (heat-treated): 1500 MPa
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • Heat Treated: 1450 MPa
    • Wrought (heat-treated): 1990 MPa
  • Elongation at Break:
    • HeatTreated: 5.5%
    • Wrought (heat-treated): 10%
  • Hardness (HRC):
    • Heat Treated: 40
    • Wrought (heat-treated): 52
  • Density:
    • Heat Treated: 95%
    • Wrought (heat-treated): 100%
Application

All-purpose steel industrial applications such as:

  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Automotive
  • Bolts/Nuts
  • Gears
  • Steel couplings
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition™

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Copper (Studio System 2)

Material: Copper

Copper is characterized by its electrical and thermal conductivity and ductility, and it is ideal for electrical equipment, plumbing, and heat transfer applications.

Specs
  • Sintered:
    • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 195 MPa
    • Yield Strength: 45 MPa
    • Elongation: 37%
    • Density (g/cc): 8.75
Application
  • Consumer and industrial electronics
  • Heat exchangers
  • Antennas
  • Inductors
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition™

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H13 (Studio System 2)

Material: H13 Tool Steel

H13 tool steel is hot work steel with great hot hardness, resistance to thermal fatigue cracking, and stability in heat treatment. This makes it an ideal metal for both hot and cold work tooling applications.

Specs
  • Yield Strength:
    • Sintered: 650 MPa
    • Heat-treated: 1250 MPa
    • Wrought, heat-treated: 1525
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • Sintered: 1325 MPa
    • Heat-treated: 1720 MPa
    • Wrought, heat-treated: 1950 MPa
  • Elongation at Break:
    • Sintered: 2.3%
    • Heat-treated: 5.8%
    • Wrought, heat-treated: 9%
  • Hardness:
    • Sintered: 35
    • Heat-treated: 45
    • Wrought, heat-treated: 54
  • Density:
    • Sintered: ≥93.5%
    • Wrought, heat-treated: 100%
Application
  • Extrusion dies
  • Injection molds
  • Hot forging dies
  • Die casting cores, inserts and cavities
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition™

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Ti64 (Studio System 2)

Material: Titanium Alloy

Ti64 is an alloy of titanium, aluminum, and vanadium with a high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance.

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • Sintered: 845 MPa
  • Yield Strength:
    • Sintered: 730 MPa
  • Elongation:
    • Sintered: 17%
  • Density (Relative): 97.5%
Application

A wide variety of high-performance applications such as:

  • Specialty automotive components, including connecting rods and gearboxes for racing
  • Prototyping of medical devices, including tweezers, forceps, clamps, suture instruments and more
  • Consumer goods, including sporting goods and jewelry
Technology/Process
  • Bound Metal Deposition™