An introduction to

Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ)

Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ) is a three step 3D printing process to cost effectively 3D print end use metal parts with unparalleled speed and productivity.

Step 1: Print
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.

Step 2: Depowder
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.

Step 3: Sinter
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.

Desktop Metal


Desktop Metal Shop System

The Shop System from Desktop Metal is a high-capacity 3D printing solution designed for the production of metal parts in a manufacturing environment. With its advanced Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology, the Shop System can produce metal parts up to 10 times faster than traditional powder-based systems, with exceptional part quality and consistency. The system features an automated powder handling system, a built-in sintering furnace, and an intuitive software interface that allows for easy part programming and job setup. With the Shop System, you can reduce your lead times, increase your production capacity, and unlock new opportunities for metal part production.

Desktop Metal Production System

The Production System from Desktop Metal is a revolutionary 3D printing solution designed for the mass production of metal parts. With its unique Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology, the Production System can produce metal parts at speeds up to 100 times faster than traditional powder-based systems, while maintaining exceptional part quality and consistency. The system features a fully automated powder handling system, a high-speed printhead array, and a modular furnace design that allows for continuous production with minimal downtime. With the Production System, you can achieve unprecedented throughput and scalability in metal part production, while reducing your costs and improving your competitiveness.


In an effort to drive production 3D printing to the masses, our qualified materials are designed to ensure that you can 3D print with success and deliver the high-quality parts you need for end-use production
In fact, you won’t find a more flexible Additive Manufacturing partner for the long term. 

Developed by an in-house team of world-leading materials scientists, as well as leading industry partners, our materials library spans virtually every category of metal.

Metal Binder Jetting technology works with 17-4PH stainless steel, 316L stainless steel, 420 stainless steel, as well as low-alloy steel, tool steel, copper, nickel alloy, titanium and other precious metals.


Applications span a variety of industries including manufacturing, tooling, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, and oil and gas.

1. Manufacturing
2. Tooling
3. Automotive
4. Consumer Goods
5. Electronics
6. Oil and Gas

1. Couplings
2. Nozzles
3. Clutch Plates
4. Knobs
5. Sensor Holders
6. Bearing Housing
7. Jigs and Fixtures
8. Brackets
9. Gears
10. Bolts