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Desktop Metal

How it works

For each layer, the printer spreads metal powder across the build bed, and precisely jets a binding agent to bond loose powder and define part geometry. Layer by layer, metal powder and binder is deposited until the entire build volume is packed with bound parts and surrounding loose powder.



Once an entire build is complete, the build box is removed and placed in a powder station for bulk and fine depowdering—with the help of a hand-held air pick. Loose powder is removed from the parts and recovered via a built-in powder recycling system with powder sieving.

Depowdered parts are placed onto trays in a shop-safe, high-throughput furnace for batch sintering. With an external gas hookup and temperatures reaching 1400ºC, the Shop System furnace is able to deliver quality and reliable sintering in a shop-friendly format.

Material Options

The system is compatible with powders from traditional powder metallurgy processes including stainless steels, tool steels, and super alloys. Get started quickly with a turnkey, end-to-end solution. Shop System features Desktop Metal engineered powders and processing parameters, optimized to deliver exceptional part quality, and ensure part-to-part repeatability.

Currently Available

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

System Specs

Print technology:
Binder Jetting


Max build rate:
700 cm3/hr


Print direction:


Layer height:
40 – 100 μm


1600 DPI
1pL drop size


Dimensional tolerance of parts:
300 μm or +/-3.0%


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)
Power kegs: Height 280 mm, Diameter 250 mm, Maximum Volume 10.6 L
Furnace: 161.8 x 138.0 x 75.4 cm (63.7 x 54.3 x 29.7 in)

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)


Binder jetting module:
70K nozzles, 5x redundancy


Printhead configuration:
1 easily replaceable printhead


Power requirements (excluding furnace and oven):
110/220 V, 50/60 Hz


Power requirements (drying oven):
220 V, 50/60 Hz

Power requirements (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

Introducing the Shop System™

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