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Desktop Metal

The Process

Secure, web-based software constructs build plans from STL or CAD files, automatically generating supports and control parameters based on part geometry and material.


The green part is immersed in proprietary debind fluid, dissolving primary binder and creating an open-pore channel structure throughout the part in preparation for sintering.



System Overview
Studio System: An end-to-end solution

Printer & Material Deep Dive:
Quick Look / Studio Printer
Quick Look / Easy Material Changes
Quick Look / Separable Supports


Layer by layer, a green part is shaped by extruding bound metal rods – metal powder held together by wax and polymer binders – in a process called Bound Metal Deposition™.


As the part is heated to temperatures near melting, remaining binder is removed and metal particles fuse together causing the part to densify up to 96-99.8%.



Debind Deep Dive:
Quick Look / Why Debind?
Quick Look / How to Debind a Studio System Part

Material Options

The Studio System uses MIM (Metal Injection Molding) materials which opens up an ecosystem of low-cost, high-quality alloys with a mature supply chain and well-studied process controls – from steels and aluminum to superalloys and titanium.


17-4PH: Stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance

AISI 4140: Low alloy, mid-carbon steel for high strength and toughness

316 L: Stainless steel for corrosion resistance at high temps

Copper: For thermal and electrical conductivity

Inconel 625: Superalloy for strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

H13: Tool steel for hardness and abrasion resistance at elevated temperatures

Kovar: Controlled thermal expansion alloy

Custom Materials Development
Desktop Metal materials scientists are some of the best in the world. Working closely with hardware and software teams, they are constantly developing and validating new alloys for their systems.

Explore metal finishing methods for 3D-printed parts by downloading the Metal Finishing white paper.

System Features

Print technology:
Bound Metal Deposition (BMD)


Build volume:
12,585 cm3 (30.5 x 20.5 x 20.5) / 768 in3 (12 x 8 x 8)


Max part dimensions (post-shrink):
25.5 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm / 10 in x 6.7 in x 6.7 in


Print heads:
Dual, quick-release print heads


Nozzle diameter:
0.4 mm


Motion System:
Precision ball screws


Minimum layer height (Z):


Build rate:
16 cm3/hr (1 in3/hr)


Maximum part weight:
10 kg (22 lbs)


Extruder calibration:


Hot swappable DM cartridges


Support structures:
Separable supports


Build plate:
Heated glass build plate

Build plate temperature:
Up to 120 °C (248 °F)


Build plate leveling:


Build chamber:
Heated, up to 50 °C (122 °F)


External Dimensions:
83 cm x 53 cm x 95 cm (33.7 in x 20.9 in x 37.4 in)


97 kg (214 lbs)


WiFi and Ethernet


120V, 20A, 50-60Hz


Supplied Software:
DM Cloud


Local Cloud Support:


Supported File Types:
STL, IGES, JT, STEP, VDA-FS, U3D, VRML and Native file types (Solidworks, ProE, others)


7” Touchscreen