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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The largest capacity of continuous high temperature sintering in North America with 32 HT furnaces.
Current material availability includes 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, 316L Stainless Steel, M2 Tool Steel and 4140.
In-house printing, sintering, secondary machining, and automation to drive volume production in MBJ.