Desktop Metal's Shop System is the first system with Binder Jetting technology designed to bring 3D metal printing to machine shops.


The Shop System introduces high-quality binder jetting technology to a whole new market for machine shops. Shops can now cost-effectively and cost-effectively 3D print final metal parts with speed and productivity unmatched in the industry.


First benefit: Easy to use & operate

Designed with the modern machine shop in mind, the Shop System™ is built to fit seamlessly into your workflow. Produce parts with superior surface finish and resolution versus laser-based 3D printing systems at a fraction of the cost.¹

Affordable turnkey solution

The Shop System™ contains all the equipment your machine shop needs to begin binder jetting — from print through sintering. And with a range of build volume configurations (4L, 8L, 12L, and 16L), the Shop System™ is designed to scale to your shop’s throughput.

Easy sintering with Live Sinter

Take the guesswork out of sintering printed parts. Live Sinter™ tackles the decades-old problem of part shrinkage and distortion through predictive counter-deformation. The software simulates the complex forces parts experience during sintering and automatically adjusts the geometries that, once printed, will sinter to the original, intended design specifications

Simplified Post-processing

Parts on the Shop System™ print fully supported in their powder bed, and feature hand-removable sintering setters. Avoid hours of labor machining off support structures typical to laser-based 3D printing systems and instead achieve customer-ready, near-net-shape parts right out of the furnace.

Optimized powders and parameters

Get started quickly with a turnkey, end-to-end 3D printing solution. The Shop System™ features Desktop Metal-engineered powders and processing parameters, optimized to deliver exceptional part quality and ensure part-to-part repeatability.

Second benefit: Unparalleled Productivity

Use 3D printing to expand the production of your workshop. Print metal parts effortlessly, with the quality, surface finish, and tolerances required to coexist with machining.

10x Speed

With a high-speed, single-pass print engine, the Shop System™ produces high-quality metal parts at up to 10x the speed of laser powder bed fusion systems⁴—meaning you can 3D print up to hundreds or thousands of metal parts per day.

Print a build each shift

Average cycle times of 6-12 hours enable a new build every shift.² With the ability to 3D print tens to hundreds of near-net shape parts each day, you can reserve machinist hours for refining critical features.

Flexible batch jobs

The Shop System™ is a tooling-free manufacturing process. Change over to a new job at the press of a button and process multiple complex jobs without the need for custom setups.

Third benefit: Superior print quality

Print customer-ready parts, with high resolution and fine details. Achieve surface finishes as smooth as 4 micron Ra without any post-processing. The Shop System produces dense, solid parts that do not require debinding or internal structures.

High resolution printing

The Shop System™ features the highest resolution single-pass binder jetting system on the market. With 1600x1600 DPI native (33% higher resolution than comparable systems), and over 670M drops per second, the Shop System™ delivers high-speed, high-resolution 3D printing.³

Adaptive Print Engine

Users don’t have to sacrifice feature detail or resolution for speed. Employing a 1.2 pL droplet size and automated drop multiplexing up to 6 pL, the Shop System™ achieves superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed.

5x print redundancy

To avoid jet-outs and print issues the Shop System™ features 70,000-plus nozzles spread across five rows. The printhead features 25% higher nozzle redundancy than comparable 3D printing systems, resulting in enhanced print quality and reliability.³

Flexible manufacturing

The Shop System™ is designed to seamlessly integrate additive manufacturing into your shop’s workflow to improve productivity across any range of manufacturing scenarios.

Mixed-volume production

Producción de geometrías diferentes de forma simultánea, sin la necesidad de preparar lotes de impresión múltiples.

Batch production

Cost effectively 3D print low-volume batches of complex parts due to elimination of tooling.

Mid-volume production

Produce hundreds of near-net-shape parts every day with dramatically reduced labor costs and expanded geometric flexibility.

How it works?

The Shop System™ is an end-to-end, single-pass binder jetting solution delivering high-resolution 3D printed parts at a fraction of the time and cost.


For each layer, the printer spreads metal powder over the build area and precisely injects a binding agent to solidify loose powder particles and define the geometry of the part. Layer by layer, metal powder and binder are deposited until the entire volume is filled with solidified parts, surrounded by loose powder.


Once an entire build is complete and has been crosslinked in the drying oven, 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.

A full solution, from the begining to the end


The Shop System™ printer features the most advanced printhead on the market with over 70,000 nozzles jetting 1.2pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high resolution, 3D printed parts at a fraction of the cost of laser-based systems.¹

Powder Station

With easy access portholes, a hand-held air pick, built-in powder sieving and recycling, and a vacuum port for easy powder maintenance, the powder station provides closed-loop powder management and recycling.

Drying Oven

The Shop System drying oven is a safe, high-temperature sintering oven developed for low-cost, high production of 3D printed metal parts. With an external gas connection and adjustable internal shelves, the oven scales easily and with minimal cost for medium volume production.

Build sizes350 x 220 x 200 mm
350 x 220 x 150 mm
350 x 220 x 100 mm
350 x 220 x 50 mm
Resolution1600 x 1600 DPI
Dimensions199.4 x 76.2 x 162.6 cm
(78.5 x 30 x 64 in)
Powder managementBuilt in powder recovery and sieving
Controlled metering
Sieving rate5 kg/hr
Dimensions101.6 x 68.6 x 162.6 cm
(40 x 27 x 64.0 in)

GasExternal gas hookup
Peak temp1400 °C
Dimensions161.8 x 138.0 x 75.4 cm
(63.7 x 54.3 x 29.7 in)

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