Award-winning 3D printer manufacturer based in Massachusetts has launched the world’s premier metal binder jetting system. This is a metal binder for machine shops at Formnext.
This is the first time that shop owners will leverage cost-effective, high-quality binder jetting technology. They will use it to print end-use alloy pieces with exceptional print quality, productivity, and speed.
The Shop System consists of a 3D printer, furnace, and powder station. They are intended to incorporate into present CNC shop operations. “Our current technology has significantly disrupted low- and high-volume production in metal manufacturing.” Says Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal’s CEO and co-founder.
“Yet, there was still a real need for a robust solution that also captures mid-volume production and enables affordable, reliable and flexible batch production of complex parts for machine shops. For the first time with the Shop System, machine shops will be able to make that a reality.”
Since the 3D printing platforms by Desktop Metal were launched, the Studio System and Production system has modified the rules. The rules include those of conventional metal production solutions. The shop can print a bunch of mixed pieces each six to twelve hours. Thus, it allows around 70 kgs of steel per day.
Utilizing a single-pass reaper flowing, the Shop System keeps a spot size of 16 microns for every drop. It also maintains 1600 native single pass DPI and spread up to 670M drop in a second. As a result, it enables superior surface polishes, improved features, bleed control detailed at a high pace.
The firm reports that the Shop System gives resolution 33 percent higher as compared to the present comparable one pass binder jetting systems.
Also, a relayering system has been included to offer film bed evenness for ultra-high precision parts. In general, Shop System plans to lessen the full number of production stages needed for raising shop capacity and productivity.
Users are able to make builds with different parts to expedite machine shop productivity. This helps to do away with the extended procedures that lower costs for low volume lots of intricate parts. This is according to Jonah Myerberg, the CTO and co-founder Desktop Metal. Myerberg spearheaded the technical evolution of the systems.
“Shop owners have been enamored by the versatility, speed and cost reduction that binder jetting technology can provide, but until now, it hasn’t been accessible to them. It offers users the same fully-dense metal parts at an affordable price that works in harmony with machining on the shop floor.” He explains.
“What’s more, the system enables owners to both save and make money by eliminating tooling costs, lowering lead times, and bringing in new business because of an improved part-cost equation.”Added
Reports indicate that the Shop System will be present in 2020’s fall at a cost of $$150,000 for 4L version. The 16L version will go for $225,000.