Shop System 3D Printers Desktop Metal - Indicate Technologies
Shop System 3D Printers Desktop Metal - Indicate Technologies
Shop System 3D Printers Desktop Metal - Indicate Technologies
Shop System 3D Printers Desktop Metal - Indicate Technologies

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. 


The Printer

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.


The Drying Oven

After printing, the build box containing the printed parts is placed into a crosslink oven. Crosslinking is a thermal cure process that gives printed parts in the green state additional strength before depowdering.


The 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.


The Furnace

The Shop System™ furnace is a shop-safe high-temp sintering oven built for cost-effective high throughput of 3D printed parts. Featuring external gas hookup and adjustable shelving, the furnace easily and affordably scales to mid-volume manufacturing.



Product Features 

Large build volume
The Shop System has a build volume of 306 x 175 x 220 mm, which allows for printing of large, complex parts.

High resolution
The Shop System can print with a layer height as small as 50 microns, producing parts with high levels of detail and accuracy.

Material flexibility
The Shop System is compatible with a wide range of metal materials, including stainless steel, tool steel, copper, and Inconel.

In-house production
With the Shop System, companies can bring metal 3D printing in-house, enabling faster turnaround times and greater control over the production process.
Automated production
The Shop System is designed for automated production, with features like automated material loading and unloading, and automated build chamber cleaning.

Safety features
The Shop System is designed with safety in mind, with features like built-in safety sensors, interlocks, and door locks to ensure safe operation.

Easy-to-use software
The Shop System comes with easy-to-use software for managing print jobs and optimizing print settings, making it accessible to users of all experience levels.

Post-processing options
The Shop System offers a range of post-processing options, including debinding and sintering, to produce fully dense, high-quality metal parts.


Shop System

Easy to Use & Operate

Unparalleled Productivity

Superior print quality

Flexible Manufacturing

How the Shop System 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.

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.

2. Depowder

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Optimized powders & 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.

Unparalleled Productivity

Use 3D printing to amplify your shop’s output. Effortlessly print end-use metal parts with the quality, surface finish and tolerances required to co-exist with machining.

10x the 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 per 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.

Flexible Manufacturing

Print customer-ready, high-resolution parts with incredibly fine feature detail. Achieve surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra out of the furnace. The Shop System™ produces dense, solid parts, no debind or infill required.

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.

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.

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

Produce parts with different geometries simultaneously without the need for multiple setups.

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.

Technical Specifications


Drying Oven

Powder Station


The Printer

Build sizes
350 x 220 x 200 mm
350 x 220 x 150 mm
350 x 220 x 100 mm
350 x 220 x 50 mm

1600 x 1600 DPI

199.4 x 76.2 x 162.6 cm
(78.5 x 30 x 64 in)


Drying Oven

Dimensions (H x W x D)
1100 x 910 x 740 mm (43.3 x 35,8 x 29.1 in)

Weight (without powder)
110 kg (243 lb)

Power requirement
230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 17.5 A, 2.97 kW


Powder Station

Powder management
Built in powder recovery and sieving
Controlled metering

Sieving rate
5 kg/hr

101.6 x 68.6 x 162.6 cm
(40 x 27 x 64.0 in)


The Furnace

External gas hookup

Peak temp
1400 °C

161.8 x 138.0 x 75.4 cm
(63.7 x 54.3 x 29.7 in)


Technical Specifications


Printer Properties

Operation Parameters


Service and Support


The Printer

Build Area
30 x 20 x 20 cm (12 x 8 x 8 in)

Print Head
250 um high-resolution nozzle, 400 um standard-resolution nozzle

The Furnace

Retort Size
30 x 20 x 17cm (12 x 8 x 6.7 in)

Peak Temperature
1400°C (2552°F)

Argon, Argon + Hydrogen Blend, Inert vacuum sintering


Printer Properties

Layer Resolution

XYZ resolution

Feeder type


Print core replacement

Print head

Nozzle diameters


Operation Parameters

Filter technology

Air Extraction Rate

Build speed

Nozzle temperature

Nozzle heat up time

Operating sound

Build plate leveling

Build plate

Build plate heat up time

Operating ambient temperature

Non-operating temperature



Supplied Free Software

Plugin Integration

Supported OS

Supported File Types

File Transfer


Service and Support


Warranty period

Expert Support 

Extended Support



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