X Series – InnoventX

DESKTOP METAL® X-SERIES

InnoventX

Compact binder jet 3D printer for the production of metal, ceramic, or composite parts

The Desktop Metal InnoventX is engineered to 3D print high-density near-net-shape parts in a wide range of standard MIM powders, metal alloys, ceramics, or technical composites. Powered by Triple ACT Powder Compaction and a piezoelectric print head system, the InnoventX produces parts with tight tolerances, excellent surface quality, and the part density needed for functional applications. Discover how binder jetting can enhance education, research, prototyping, rapid product development, and the short-run production of small components.

The best selling & most researched binder jetting 3D printer  in the world

Installed at some of the world’s best know universities and industrial companies, Desktop Metal’s InnoventX is a compact and budget-friendly binder jetting system for prototyping, R&D, and the batch production of small parts and components. It provides unparalleled flexibility and ease-of-use with intuitive software, an open material platform, and a range of binders to process stainless steels, tool steels, nickel alloys, aluminum and titanium alloys, metal composites and ceramics, such as silicon carbide and aluminum-infiltrated boron carbide (B4C).

Speak with one of our additive manufacturing specialists today to see if InnoventX is right for you.

contact us

exone-desktopmetal-small footprint (2)

Key Features

Proto3000_Geometry Preservation icon

Triple ACT

Patent-pending Advanced Compaction Technology for dispensing, spreading and compacting metal powders.

Innovative Binders

The binding agents prevent parts from cracking or distorting during the binder jetting or post-treatment processes.

Proto3000_Repeatability Homogeneity icon

Part Quality & Repeatability

InnoventX is engineered to deliver high-quality 3D printed parts with high density, tight tolerances, and excellent surface quality

Proto3000_Environmental icon

Sustainability and Reusage

Over 80% of the powder can be reused after the printing process

Powder iconicon

Material Versatility

Standard MIM powders, ceramics, R&D metal alloys, sand

Vacuum icon

Dust Control

The dust control features allow the compact machine to comfortably run in a wide range of environments.

Easy to Use

Intuitive software, simple to load powder, and easy-to-move boxes make the InnoventX the perfect tool to get started with binder jetting

Compact size icon

Compact size

With build dimensions of 160 x 65 x 65 mm (6.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 in), it only takes a 10-pound bag of standard MIM powder to get started

Triple Advanced Compaction Technology
Groundbreaking engineering 

The innovative Advanced Compaction Technology system solves three of the most challenging aspects of creating a thin, uniform layer of metal powder for a print job: dispensing, spreading, and compacting fine powders.

  • The first step consists of a unique ultrasonic hopper, designed with a dispensing screen, that ultrasonically vibrates to release a highly controlled dose of powder as it quickly moves across the span of a print bed. The new scalable approach releases a consistent and fine layer of powder particles across large build areas.
  • After the powder is precisely dosed in locations across the bed, it must then be evenly spread and compacted – steps two & three – in order to deliver a quality print layer, and the highest ultimate part density.
  • To that end, ExOne’s Triple ACT system achieves densities of 97% or greater, depending on the material and how much density a customer wishes to obtain, which can now be precisely dialed in with this technology and other process controls.

ExOne Triple Advanced Compacting Technology

 Make Metal Work Faster

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

REQUEST INFO

Applications by Industry

Proto3000_Icon_Education

Education

InnoventX is ideal for educating students, for use in a lab or just getting started with binder jetting 3D printing.

Proto3000 auto industry icon

Automotive Industry

Functional parts like brake rotors, or block engine parts

Proto3000_Icon_Aerospace_Plane

Aerospace Industry

Proto3000_Icon_Aerospace_Helicopter

Defense Industry

Proto3000 Icon_energy return

Energy Sector

Proto3000_Icon_Consumer Product

Consumer Products

Benefits

Part Density & Repeatability

 

The Triple ACT (Advanced Compaction Technology) is integrated into the X series machines for precision dispensing, spreading, and compacting of ultra-fine MIM (metal injection molding) powders. Thanks to ACT, you get part density and repeatability with every printed job.

Learn more

316L micro filters exone

Material Flexibility on Powders and Binders

 

The advantage of using open-system machines such as InnoventX is that you can manufacture parts by using qualified metal powders, ceramics or composites but also customer-qualified materials. 

tungsten-powder exone

Three printhead sizes

 

You can take advantage of the three printheads of 10, 30 and 80 picoliters available on the InnoventX without compromising part details and quality even in the case of small printed parts.

exone_9M keyboard castle

Additive Manufacturing with Composites

Materials that are stronger than steel, but lighter than aluminum are empowering innovation across every industry. Discover the power of 3D printing with composites today. 

Request a Sample

Materials Sand & Ceramics


Natural & Synthetic Sands

Material: Sands, ExOne®

With the ExOne® binder jetting systems, you can 3D print with natural and synthetic sands and inorganic binders.

Application
  • Sand Casting
    • Printing cores and molds for both ferrous and nonferrous sand casting processes
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting


Silicone Carbide

Material: Ceramic powder, ExOne®

Silicon carbide is an exceedingly hard, synthetically produced crystalline compound of silicon and carbon. It is used as an abrasive and as a refractory and in electric resistors. Its chemical formula is SiC.

Application
  • Automotive
  • Medical and Dental
  • Pumps & Hydraulics
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting


Alumina

Material: Ceramic powder, ExOne®

Alumina is a white solid, aluminum oxide, that occurs in bauxite and is found in crystalline form as the main constituent of corundum, sapphire, and other minerals.

Application
  • Oil & Gas
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting


Zirconia

Material: Ceramic powder, ExOne®

Zirconia is a white crystalline oxide of zirconium. Its most naturally occurring form, with a monoclinic crystalline structure, is the mineral baddeleyite. A dopant stabilized cubic structured zirconia, cubic zirconia, is synthesized in various colours for use as a gemstone and a diamond simulant.

Application
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical & Dental
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting


Boron Carbide

Material: Ceramic powder, ExOne®

Boron carbide is an extremely hard boron–carbon ceramic, and covalent material used in tank armour, bulletproof vests, or engine sabotage powders. With a Vickers Hardness of >30 GPa, it is one of the hardest known materials, behind cubic boron nitride and diamond.

Application
  • Automotive
  • Industrial Applications
Technology/Process
  • Binder Jetting

Materials Single Alloy Metals

17-4 PH mold package for ear buds

ExOne® 17-4PH SS

Material: Single Alloy Metal, Stainless Steel

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • X&Y Axis: 1070 – 1310 MPa
    • Z-Axis: 1070 – 1310 MPa
  • Yield Strength (0.2% offset):
    • X&Y Axis: 970 – 1030 MPa
    • Z Axis: 970 – 1020 MPa
  • Elongation:
    • X&Y Axis: 4% – 12%
    • Z Axis: 4% – 11%
  • Elastic Modulus:
      • X&Y Axis: 180 – 190 GPa
        Z-Axis: 180 – 200 GPa
  • Hardness: 67 – 71 HRB
  • Impact: 55 – 75J
Application
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Chemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Pump components
  • Valving
  • Fasteners
  • Jigs and fixtures
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting


ExOne® 304L Stainless Steel

Material: Single Alloy Metal, Stainless Steel

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • X&Y Axis: 450 – 580 MPa
    • Z-Axis: 450 – 520 MPa
  • Yield Strength (0.2% offset):
    • X&Y Axis: 140 – 220 MPa
    • Z-Axis: 140 – 220 MPa
  • Elastic Modulus:
    • X&Y Axis: 190 – 220 GPa
      Z-Axis: 190 – 200 GPa
  • Elongation:
    • X&Y Axis: 4% – 12%
    • Z Axis: 4% – 11%
  • Hardness: 67 – 71 HRB
  • Impact: 55 – 75J
Application
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Chemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Pump components
  • Valving
  • Fasteners
  • Jigs and fixtures
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting

316L exone Printed part

ExOne® 316L Stainless Steel

Material: 316L Stainless Steel

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • X&Y Axis: 450 – 580 MPa
    • Z-Axis: 450 – 520 MPa
  • Yield Strength (0.2% offset):
    • X&Y Axis: 140 – 220 MPa
    • Z Axis: 140 – 220 MPa
  • Elongation:
    • X&Y Axis: 40% – 55%
    • Z Axis: 40% – 55%
  • Elastic Modulus:
      • X&Y Axis: 190 – 220 GPa
        Z-Axis: 180 – 190 GPa
  • Hardness: 67 – 71 HRB
  • Impact: 55 – 75J
  • Density: 7.6 – 7.9 g/cc
Application
  • Manufacturing
  • Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting


ExOne® M2 Tool Steel

Material: M2 Tool Steel

Specs
  • Hardness: 62 – 65 HRC
  • Impact: 55 – 75J
  • Density: 7.6 – 7.9 g/cc
Application
  • Manufacturing
  • Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting

Inconel 718 ExOne parts

ExOne® Inconel 718

Material: Inconel 718

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength:
    • X&Y Axis: 1310 MPa
    • Z-Axis: 1331 MPa
  • Yield Strength:
    • X&Y Axis: 1069 MPa
    • Z Axis: 1076 MPa
  • Elongation:
    • X&Y Axis: 15%
    • Z Axis: 15%
  • Elastic Modulus:
      • X&Y Axis: 193 GPa
        Z-Axis: 193 GPa
  • Hardness: 41 HRC
  • Impact: 12.2 J
  • Density: 8.13 g/cc
Application
  • Manufacturing
  • Tooling
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting

316i SS ExOne resized

ExOne® X1 316i™

Material: 60% 316 Steel Infiltrated with 40% Bronze

Specs
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 580 MPa
  • Yield Strength (0.2% offset): 283 MPa
  • Elongation: 14.5%
  • Elastic Modulus: 135 GPa
  • Hardness: 60 HRB
Application
  • Food industry
  • Medical industry
Technology/Process
  • Metal Binder Jetting