Created by the inventors of binder jetting and single-pass technologies, the Production System has been designed to be the fastest metal 3D printer in mass production.
EXCELLENT PART QUALITY
COMPETITIVE COST PER PART
BEST IN CLASS REPEATABILITY
WIDE MATERIAL COMPATBILITY
First benefit: Excellent part quality
High-resolution 3D printing and a uniform print bed allow the Production System™ to produce dense, high-quality parts capable of performing in the most demanding applications.
High Resolution Printing
With a native resolution of 1200x1200 dpi and layer heights as small as 50 µm, the Production System™ is a precision binder jetting system that can 3D print parts with excellent surface finish and incredibly fine features.
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 castings, Production System™ parts are suitable for demanding applications where strength is critical.
Second benefit: Competitive cost per part
Delivers part cost 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 tens of thousands of parts per day can be 3D printed with the Production System’s™ bi-directional, Single Pass Jetting™ (SPJ) print technology, which utilizes each pass of the print carriage to build parts, achieving print speeds of up to 100x those of 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.
Third Benefit: Best in class repeatability
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.
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 using multi-angle imaging to detect print defects and nozzle performance during printing, facilitating part inspection and build audits critical to deploying additive manufacturing in production environments.
Forth Benefit: Wide material compatibility
The Production System's™ inert environment, open material platform, and selection of Desktop Metal-engineered binders enable 3D printing with a wide variety of metals—including everything from stainless steels to reactive metals and 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.
How it works?
Powered by Single Pass Jetting™, the Production System™ features bi-directional 3D printing—so whenever there is movement, there is printing
With bi-directional single pass jetting, all steps of the print process—powder deposition, spreading, compacting, ballistic suppression, and binder jetting—are applied with each pass over the build area. Layer by layer, metal powder and binder is deposited until the entire build volume is packed with bound parts and surrounding loose powder.
When a build is complete, the build box is removed and replaced with a fresh box for the next build. The completed build box is moved to a depowdering station where loose powder is removed and parts are prepared for sintering.
Depowdered parts and loaded into an industrial furnace where they are heated to temperatures near melting. Remaining binder is removed causing the metal particles to fuse together and the parts to densify.
Modelos de Impresora en Production System
Designed to bridge the gap between bench top development and mass production, the P-1 offers the same excellent part quality as the P-50 with enhanced process flexibility. Featuring a state-of-the-art print bar with native 1200 dpi, an inert processing environment, and Desktop Metal's patent-pending Single Pass Jetting technology, the P-1 supports non-reactive and reactive materials at speeds more than 10 times those of laser powder bed fusion technologies⁴ and is capable of printing multiple builds per shift and direct process transfers to the P-50.
Designed to be the fastest way to 3D print metal parts at-scale, the P-50 leverages Desktop Metal’s patent-pending Single Pass Jetting technology and bi-directional printing to achieve speeds up to 100 times those of laser powder bed fusion technologies⁴, producing parts in volumes and at costs competitive with conventional mass production techniques. Featuring a state-of-the-art print bar with native 1200 dpi, an inert processing environment, and constant wave spreading for print bed uniformity, the P-50 offers the quality, reliability, and economics required for high-volume, end-use applications.
|Print Technology||Single Pass Jetting™|
|Build box size||200 x 100 x 40 mm|
|Resolution||Native 1200 ppi|
|Max build rate (65 micron layer thickness)||1,350 cc/hr (82 cu in/hr)|
|External dimensions||1.8 x 2.0 x 1.2 m (70 x 79 x 45 in)|
|Print Technology||Single Pass Jetting™|
|Build box size||490 x 380 x 260 mm|
|Resolution||Native 1200 ppi|
|Max build rate (65 micron layer thickness)||12,000 cc/hr (732 cu in/hr)|
|External dimensions||1.9 x 5.0 x 1.9 m (75 x 197 x 75 in)|