Shop System™ by Desktop Metal

DESKTOP METAL®

Shop SystemTM

A metal binder-jetting 3D printer designed for machine shops

As the first binder jetting system designed for machine shops, Shop SystemTM lets your shop take advantage of affordable, high-quality binder jetting technology. It prints end-use metal parts with unrivaled speed, print quality and productivity. A complete, end-to-end solution, the Shop SystemTM includes a printer, powder station and furnace, and easily integrates with your existing shop operations.

Metal 3D Printing Designed for Machine Shops

The Desktop Metal Shop System™ 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, labor, and complexity of traditional laser-based metal 3D printing systems. With the Shop System, you can work with familiar metals like stainless steels, tool steels, and superalloys to build one-ofs to 100s of parts per day.

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Key Features

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Single Pass Jetting (SPJ)

The Single Pass High-Resolution Metal Binder Jetting technology allows for building metal parts in a matter of minutes instead of hours.

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10x Faster

With Shop System™ you can 3D print up to hundreds of thousands of metal parts per day*. The single-pass jetting (SPJ) technology is up to 10 times faster than the laser powder bed fusion system (LPBF).

*Desktop Metal's Estimates as of December 7th, 2020

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5x Print Redundancy

With over 70.000 nozzles spread across five rows, jet-outs and print issues can be avoided. In comparison with similar 3D printing systems, the Shop System's printhead features 25% higher nozzle redundancy.

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High-res Print Quality

Shop System prints with a resolution of native 1600 x 1600 dpi, allowing you to achieve customer-ready parts with incredibly fine feature detail.

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Adaptive Print Engine

With a 1.2 pL droplet size and automated drop multiplexing up to 6 pL, the Shop System™ obtains superior surface finish, bleed control, and rich feature detail at high speed.

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Tooling Free

You can process several complex print jobs without any custom setup as the Shop System™ is a tooling-free manufacturing process.

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How it Works

The Desktop Metal Shop System™ is an end-to-end solution utilizing single-pass binder jetting 3D printing technology to manufacture high-resolution 3D printed parts in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional manufacturing processes and laser-based additive manufacturing.

Print Stage

For every layer, the Shop System™ printer spreads metal powder across the build bed and follows it up with a binding agent that is precision-jetted onto the metal powder to bond it and establish the part’s geometry. Layer after layer, the metal powder and binder are deposited until the entire build volume is packed with bound parts and surrounding loose powder.

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Depowder Stage

When the build is complete the Shop System™ removes the build box and puts it in a powder station for bulk and fine depowdering – aided by a hand-held air pick. Loose powder is then removed and recovered from each part with a built-in powder recycling system that includes powder sieving.

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Sinter Stage

Depowdered parts are placed onto trays in a shop-safe, high-capacity furnace for batch sintering. With an external gas hookup, temperatures that reach 1400°C, and the ability to process high-strength binders, the Shop System furnace delivers dependable, high-quality sintering in a shop-friendly format.

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The Shop SystemTM Materials


The Shop SystemTM supports a wide variety of materials, such as Stainless Steel and Super Alloys, including 17-4PH Stainless Steel.

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17-4 PH Stainless Steel (DM SHOP)

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) – 660±40 [as sintered]
  • Ultimate tensile strength (MPa) – 912±35 [as sintered]
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


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316L Stainless Steel (DM SHOP)

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): 505 ± 16 [as sintered]
  • Yield strength – xy (MPa): 150 ± 12 [as sintered]
  • Elongation – xy (%): 76 ± 12 [as sintered]
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


Benefits & Highlights

Easy to Integrate & Operate

Designed and built for modern machine shops, Shop SystemTM fits seamlessly into your workflow. The system produces parts with outstanding surface finish and resolution compared to laser-based systems, and it does so at a much lower cost.

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A Turnkey Solution

Shop System™ comes with all the equipment components your shop needs to start binder jetting – from print to sintering. The range of build volume configurations available with Shop System, including 4L, 8L, 12L, and 16L, lets you scale the system’s speed to your shop’s workflow.

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Streamlined Post-Processing

Shop System™ parts print fully supported in their powder bed and feature sintering setters that are removable by hand. This reduces the time needed to machine-off support structures versus laser-based systems and gives you client-ready, near-net-shape parts straight out of the furnace.

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Unrivaled Productivity

Shop System™ uses the power of a high-speed, single-pass print engine to output high-quality metal parts up to 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion, all with the capacity to produce up to 70kg of metal parts every day.

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Superior Print Quality

Shop System™ prints client-ready, high-resolution parts with remarkably fine feature details. It is capable of surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra from the furnace, and <0.1µm Ra with mass finishing. Shop SystemTM produces fully dense, solid parts, without the need to debind or infill.

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Mixed volume production

Produce parts with different geometries simultaneously without the need for multiple setups.

Batch production

Cost-effectively 3D print low-volume batches of complex parts due to elimination of tooling.

Mid-volume production

Produce hundreds of near-net-shape parts every day with dramatically reduced labor costs and expanded geometric flexibility.

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Applications 

Serving a wide range of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer, electronics, and oil & gas.

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Clipper Blade

Manufacturing 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This part is a clipper blade used in an electric hair trimmer.

Full Description

In order to manufacture this clipper blade through traditional ways such as stamping or injection molding, it would be needed expensive tooling. But, with the Shop System by Desktop Metal, the costs involving tooling are eliminated, and the manufacturing lead times are reduced.

With additive manufacturing, it is now possible to mass-customization, allowing real-time adjustments to the parts.

 

Specs

Size (mm): 36 x 35 x 3.5
Cost per part ($): 5.74
Parts per build: 684
Weekly throughput: 4,788

Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology



Down Hole Tool Slip

Jigs & Fixtures 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This part provides a frictional hold between a packer and a pre-existing pipe during oil extraction.

Full Description

This down hole tool slip is a consumable part and is lost after pumping is complete, therefore keeping the price and lead time low is essential. The Shop System allows this part to be manufactured with an accelerated lead time and at a lower cost than traditional manufacturing. Moreover, the part design can be changed for different pumping scenarios.

Specs

Size (mm): 57 x 23 x 82
Cost per part ($): 56.31
Parts per build: 26
Weekly throughput: 205

Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology



Bulb Nozzle

Manufacturing 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This part is a custom nozzle for use in chemical processing.

Full Description

Traditional manufacturing of this part would require casting followed by extensive secondary machining on a 5 axis CNC. Because only a few hundred of this nozzle needed to be manufactured, it was a great fit for the Shop System.

By 3D printing, the entire order of nozzles was produced on the Shop System in less than a week with only one secondary thread-tapping operation required.

Specs

Size (mm): 38 x 38 x 46
Cost per part ($): 29.12
Parts per build: 27
Weekly throughput: 319

Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology


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KillaCycle Coupling

Automotive 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This part is a taper lock coupling designed for a high-end, custom electrically powered motorcycle – KillaCycle – manufactured for drag racing.

Full Description

Using the Shop System, engineers were able to design and rapidly iterate on the part using a tapered design that would be difficult to manufacture via traditional methods.

 

Specs

Size (mm): 70 x 70 x 32
Cost per part ($): 86.94
Parts per build: 15
Weekly throughput: 137

Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology



Gear Shift Knob

Automotive 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This textured gear shift knob can be printed to customer specifications thanks to mass customization.

Full Description

Expand design flexibility and avoid warehousing costs with the Shop System. 3D printing this custom gear shift knob on the Shop System, allowed for its manufacturing with a variety of different designs and moreover, the production costs and manufacturing lead times were significantly reduced.

Specs

Size (mm): 70 x 70 x 32
Cost per part ($): 86.94
Parts per build: 15
Weekly throughput: 137

Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology


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Clutch Plate

Manufacturing - Automotive 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

This clutch plate connects an electric motor to the crankshaft to start a motorcycle.

Full Description

By 3D printing this clutch plate, only critical dimensions need to be machined, saving machinist labor, CNC machine time and reducing part cost. Machining this clutch plate would require multiple setups and multiple machining operations.

Specs

Size (mm): 80 x 80 x 15
Cost per part ($): 49.57
Parts per build: 29
Weekly throughput: 200

Technology/Process

Binder Jetting Technology


Technical Specifications

Download the Shop SystemTM technical specs for more information or scroll down to see a list of detailed specifications for the Desktop Metal Shop System, Depowdering Station, and Furnace. Still have questions? Click here to contact our team of product specialists.

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3D Printer

The DM Shop 3D printer is available in 4 different build configurations and features one of the highest resolution printheads on the market. This 3D printing system has 70,000 nozzles jetting 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high-resolution, metal 3D printed parts at a fraction of the time and cost of laser-based systems and traditional machining processes.

Specs at a Glance
Build Sizes350 x 220 x 200 mm
350 x 220 x 150 mm
350 x 220 x 100 mm
350 x 220 x 50 mm
Resolution1600 x 1600 DPI
Footprint

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

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Depowdering Station

The Desktop Metal depowdering station for the Shop 3D printing system provides closed-loop powdered management and recycling. It has easy access portholes, a hand-held air pick, built-in powder sieving and recycling, and a vacuum port for easy powder maintenance.

 

Specs at a Glance
Powder Management
  • Built-in powder recovery and sieving
  • Controlled metering
Sieving Rate5 KG/hr
Footprint

101.6 x 68.6 x 162.6 cm
(40 x 27 x 64.0 in)

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Furnace

The Desktop Metal Shop System™ furnace was designed to be shop-floor friendly and boasts a high-temperature oven designed for cost-effectively sintering a high-throughput of metal 3D printed parts. Featuring external gas hookup and adjustable shelving, the furnace easily and affordably scales to different volume levels of manufacturing.

 

Specs at a Glance
GasExternal gas hookup
Peak Temperature1400°C
Footprint161.8 x 138.0 x 75.4 cm
(63.7 x 54.3 x 29.7 in)

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3D Printing Technology
3D Printing Technology
Binder-Jetting
Max Build Rate
Max Build Rate
700 cm³/hr
Print direction
Print direction
Unidirectional
Layer height
Layer height
40 – 100 µm
DPI
DPI
1600 DPI
1 pL drop size
Dimensional tolerance of parts
Dimensional tolerance of parts
300 µm or +/- 3.0%
Build Envelope Size
Build Envelope Size
Build envelope options:

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)
External dimensions
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)
Furnace 161.8 x 138.0 x 75.4 cm (63.7 x 54.3 x 29.7 in)

Powder kegs

Height : 280 mm
Diameter : 250 mm
Maximum Volume : 10.6 L
Binder jetting module
Binder jetting module
70K nozzles
5x redundancy
Printhead configuration
Printhead configuration
1 easily replaceable printhead
Power requirements
Power requirements
(excluding furnace and oven) - 110/220 V, 50/60 Hz

Drying Oven - 220 V, 50/60 Hz

Furnace
208 - 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 A, 3-phase dedicated circuit
380 - 400 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 16 A, 3-phase dedicated circuit