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Metal Binder Jetting

Leverage DSB as your manufacturing partner for highly complex, functional 3D printed metal parts. With the largest binder jet printers on the market and the sintering infrastructure for industrialization, we are scaling Metal Binder Jetting for serial production.
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Designing for Metal Binder Jetting

With the 3D design of the DSB logo, explore the possibilities of designing metal parts with highly complex features through a cost effective Metal Binder Jetting solution. 

Binder Jetting Design Tour

Metal Binder Jetting Prototyping

In a race to the market, speed wins. Create and iterate metal parts with nearly limitless design freedom in four weeks or less with DSB's Metal Binder Jetting Prototyping.

Metal Binder Jetting Advantages

Geometric Freedom

Because of the process's capabilities to support parts through sintering and control distortion, Binder Jetting allows for design freedom to create undercuts, complex internal channels, lattices, sharp edges and corners, surface textures, and fine features.

Printing Speed

Binder Jetting print speeds are much faster than competing additive processes, opening the door for the possibility of higher volumes and more cost-competitive finished parts.

Part Accuracy

To ensure part accuracy, we have the ability to manage shrinkage during sintering. Also, post-sintering secondary operations can support qualifying key dimensions and addressing surface finish requirements.

Thinner Wall Thickness

Thinner wall thicknesses aid in the removal of the binder prior to sintering, and more uniform wall thicknesses minimize the potential for distortion and cracking during sintering.

No Tooling

With the ability for iterative design changes in a single build, Binder Jetting eliminates the need for expensive upfront tooling costs and retooling - significantly reducing lead times.

Reduced Support Structures

Binder Jetting minimizes the support structures needed by using the powder bed itself to support the part while printing. Sinter support structures can also be printed at the same time - separate from the part - to reduce the need for support structure removal after printing and sintering.

Internal Geometries

Binder Jetting excels at producing parts with internal geometries as the powder acts as the support structure to the internal cavities and is easy to remove as long as there is some open passageway to the surface.


Binder Jetting supports light-weighting not only by controlling the fill ratio through lattice structures, but also by providing a porous initial structure that can be sintered to maintain the porous structure, infiltrated to create a composite structure, or sintered to high density.

Metal Binder Jetting: A realistic method for 3D printing in volume production

How it works:

An industrial printhead selectively deposits a liquid binding agent onto a thin layer of metal powder particles to build high-value and one-of-a-kind parts and tooling. The process is repeated layer by layer, using a map from a digital design file, until the object is complete. Metal materials are cured and sintered after printing to achieve densities greater than 97%, in line with metal injection molding (MIM) and better than investment castings.


Your Manufacturing Partner for Industrialized Metal Binder Jetting


Industrialized 3D Printing Systems

Desktop Metal® X-Series Metal Binder Jetting Print Systems: InnoventX, X25Pro, and X160Pro—The world’s largest binder jet 3D printer.

In-House Metallurgy Processes

Advanced Manufacturing Lab + 250,000 sq ft facility of additional metallurgical operations.

Sintering Capacity

The largest capacity of continuous high temperature sintering in North America with 32 HT furnaces.

Available Materials

Current material availability includes 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, 316L Stainless Steel, M2 Tool Steel and 4140.

Production Portfolio

In-house printing, sintering, secondary machining, and automation to drive volume production in MBJ.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Resources


Metal AM Technology Characteristics



The Metal Binder Jetting Process



Sintering for Additive Manufacturing



Achieving Large Scale Metal Binder Jetting


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Powder Metallurgy Process Matrix

All-in-one reference chart combines design attributes, manufacturing characteristics, and sourcing-related elements of each technology essential to planning powder metal part production.


Understanding Metal Binder Jetting Technology

Design Features

Explore & learn more about Metal Binder Jetting design features and possibilities. A practical and functional 3D printing solution. 


Explore & learn about Metal Binder Jetting prototype service. A 3D-print complex metal parts with nearly limitless design freedom. 

What is it?

What is Metal Binder Jetting? Metal Binder Jetting is used to create designs with nearly limitless 3D possibilities.

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