Production System

High resolution printing

Uniform print bed

Proprietary constant wave spreading technology maintains a consistent powder wave in front of the compaction roller during printing, enhancing density uniformity across the powder bed. The result is greater consistency across parts within each build and from build-to-build.

Fully dense parts

3D print customer-ready parts with densities up to or exceeding 99% without the need for infill or a solvent debind step. With properties similar to casting Production System™ parts are suitable for demanding applications where strength is critical.

Competitive cost perpart

Deliver per-part costs competitive with traditional mass production techniques through the use of low-cost metal injection molding (MIM) powders, high-speed 3D printing and the ability to densely nest many parts in a single build.

Low cost MIM powders

The Production System™ uses the same low-cost powders used in the MIM industry, allowing customers to access an established powder supply chain with the scale required to support volume production and a variety of readily usable alloys. As much as 99% or more of the loose powder recovered during the process can be recycled, driving further cost efficiencies while reducing waste.

High speed printing

Up to 10,000 parts per day** can be 3D printed with the Production System’s™ bi-directional, Single Pass Jetting™ print technology, which utilizes every pass of the print carriage to build parts, achieving print speeds of up to 100x laser powder bed fusion systems, maximizing productivity.*

Dense 3D nesting

The tooling-free, binder jetting 3D printing process of the Production System™ means parts are supported by loose powder and do not require welding to a build plate. This enables customers to fill the build volume with densely nested parts to efficiently deliver high-throughput builds.

Best in classrepeatability

The Production System™ offers robust repeatability, through anti-ballistics technology, print bar redundancy and live optical print bed inspection. Meaning you can print with confidence.

Print reliability

Patented anti-ballistics technology – engineered to reduce powder bed disturbance – drastically reduces variability in the 3D printing process while increasing the longevity of the print bar. This facilitates reliable prints, and excellent part quality.

Print bar redundancy

Full print bar redundancy is achieved using an anti-banding mechanism in which the print bar is re-aligned between layers, ensuring reliable binder deposition and suppressing defects that would otherwise affect final part quality. This mechanism eliminates the need for hard, nozzle-based redundancy while improving maintenance accessibility.

Real-time print bed inspection

An overhead camera monitors each layer to determine nozzle performance during printing and detect when automated printhead cleaning is required, minimizing and preventing part defects within each build.

Wide material compatibility

The inert environment, open material platform, and selection of Desktop Metal-engineered binders enable the Production System™ to 3D print with a wide variety of metals—including everything from stainless steel to reactive metals such as titanium and other high-performance alloys.

Inert, closed powder environment

A closed powder environment – inerted to < 2% Oxygen – safely supports a range of both non-reactive and reactive metals in a controlled fashion. Isolation from ambient conditions produces powder with consistent characteristics and quality, facilitating part uniformity and repeatability.

Open material platform

The Production System™ features an open material platform which allows customers to source the same metal powders used in the MIM industry or custom alloys from their supplier of choice, keeping costs low and ensuring compatibility with bulk sintering processes.

Desktop Metal-engineered binders

Developed by expert materials scientists at Desktop Metal, our proprietary binders are formulated to support a broad array of alloys and to maximize success through every stage of the binder jetting process – ensuring jettability during printing, green part strength during depowdering, and clean burn off prior to sintering.