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Welcome to The Desktop Metal Shop System™

The world’s first metal binder jetting system.

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3D print end uses metal parts with unmatched speed and performance

  • Easy to use & operate
  • Simplified post-processing
  • 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion
  • 33% higher resolution than comparable systems
  • 25% higher nozzle redundancy than comparable 3D printing systems




The printer spreads metal powder across the build bed for each sheet, and precisely throws a binding agent for bonding loose powder and defining component geometry. Layer by layer, metal powder and binder collects until the entire volume of the structure is filled with bound pieces and loose powder surrounding it.
If a build is complete, the build box is removed and positioned for bulk and fine depowdering in a powder station — with the assistance of a handheld air pick. Loose powder is extracted from the pieces, and recovered with powder sieving using an integrated powder recycling method.
Depowdered parts are mounted on trays for batch sintering, in a shop-safe , high-throughput furnace. The Shop System™ furnace is able to provide consistent and efficient sintering in a shop-friendly configuration, with an external gas hookup and temperatures exceeding 1400ºC.

The Desktop Metal Shop System™


The Shop System™ printer features the highest-resolution printhead on the market with more than 70,000 nozzles jetting 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high-resolution, 3D printed parts at a fraction of the laser-based systems’ cost and speed.

Depowdering Station

The powder station offers closed loop powder control and recycling with easy access portholes, handheld air select, built-in powder sieving and recycling, and a vacuum port for easy powder maintenance.


The Shop System™ furnace is a shop-safe high-temperature sintering oven designed to provide cost-effective 3D printed parts throughput. The furnace conveniently and affordably scales to mid-volume manufacturing with external gas hook-up and flexible shelving.

How The Desktop Metal Shop System™ is Changing How Businesses Are Run

New designs, fast innovation and new business models

Additive manufacturing facilitates the fast functional prototyping of complex automotive components and the creation of on-demand devices-growing versatility in design, shortening timelines for product development and streamlining production.

The technology also allows for new business models and supply chains focused on regional manufacturing, digital warehouses and on demand manufacturing of both custom products and spare parts.

Market-tested goods and custom components

3D printing supports both product creation and manufacturing for the consumer goods manufacturers. It allows for rapid testing of designs and collecting customer feedback during development, and can create low-volume, regionally focused, or mass-produced parts without tooling during production.

Off-the-shelf items such as buttons, buckles, handles, lids and more 
can also typically be personalized without the need for custom tooling.

Develop future leaders in advanced fabrication

Educational institutions will accelerate the discovery and acceptance of the technology through investments in 3D printing. Students will gain practical experience by designing and developing their own usable components, and building the skills required for careers in manufacturing next-generation.

Bringing disruptive technology to the campus also enables students to explore new 3D printing techniques, and can promote new partnerships between research institutions and industry.

Customized, complex pieces made simple-from discovery of design to replacement parts

Machine designers can print and check several iterations of a component using 3D printing to speed up design optimization. With greater freedom of design, engineers can build unattainable parts by machining, and simplify large assemblies into smaller parts.

Manufacturers can design and print new and replacement parts on demand without the need for tooling, removing the need for thousands of different parts to be warehoused.


Highly crafted, dynamic parts in hard to produce materials

Strong industries-from the manufacture of industrial machinery to the chemical processing-need highly specialized machinery and production facilities. Complex parts can be produced with 3D printing without custom tooling or post-processing-reducing per-part costs and allowing for modern, functionally designed designs.
3D printing’s on-demand manufacturing and geometric flexibility helps manufacturers to assemble components, quickly create one-off prototypes, and reduce spare-parts storage costs.


Customized tooling and reduced downtimes on the production floor

3D printing helps to shorten lead times and costs by rapidly creating manufacturing equipment such as jigs, fixtures and mold parts, enabling businesses to shift rapidly from finished design to production.
The tooling is usually machined with CNC due to its complex geometry, which can lead to bottlenecks due to the limited capacity of both machines and operators. Printing tooling will minimize those barriers, eliminating downtime on the production floor.

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