Digital Metal: Industrial Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer

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Leading supplier of Binder Jet 3D printers digital metal today announced the launch of its new DMP/PRO binder jetting system. Developed as a modular component of a complete binder jetting solution, the PRO Series is a paradigm shift in binder jetting 3D printing. The PRO architecture was developed from the ground up to be an industrial binder jetting solution for high volume manufacturing with binder jetting. The DMP/PRO has been developed for maximum reliability, precision and repeatability.

70,400 nozzles precisely deposit material allowing the system to produce up to 1,000 cc of pieces per hour at 1600 dpi. Typical production values ​​will see customers making around 500cc of parts per hour throughout the day. Every day. This high productivity comes with a robust platform, custom software and a fast material change powder magazine. All minimize downtime and shorten turnaround times. The DMP/PRO was designed for the precision production of metal binder jetting components for industrial, luxury goods, medical manufacturing and consumer products.

Christian Lönne, CEO of Digital Metal, says: “As a team, we have gone from a single machine to a production machine and have now launched a real production platform. We are moving away from the rest of the binder jetting market towards tighter tolerances, higher volumes and greater precision. We are moving towards a higher level of maturity. We don’t just offer an isolated machine. We have a truly optimized platform to work with debinding, sintering and post-processing equipment. This platform is modular, extensible and a springboard for industrialization.”

The launch client for the new Pro Series is Azoth 3D, based in Ann Arbor Michigan. Azoth 3D is the manufacturer of high-volume precision 3D printed parts for Fortune 500 companies.

Azoth 3D General Manager Cody Cochran, “Digital Metal’s new machine speed, while maintaining quality and reliability, is compelling. The PRO Series reduces the capital required for scale-up and also lowers part costs through higher machine throughput. We want to run it 24/7, making thousands of parts a day. Azoth 3D wants to be the biggest and best independent binder jetting manufacturing company and this is the system we need to make it happen.”

The DMP/PRO is equipped with linear motors, air bearings and a diabase stone base which form the basis for stability process control. Robustly designed so far, the system is also modular, adaptable and future-proof. Current DMP/PRO systems can be expanded in the future with inertization and automation modules. It is also fully customizable, with remote monitoring, KPI tracking and traceability.

Built on Siemens MindSphere cloud IoT OS, the software system ensures that future IoT integration and connections will be reliable and secure. The system is intuitive and easy to use and optimized for production environments. The new minimization of the support structure increases productivity and reduces the cost of parts. Higher powder usage means that now 100% of excess powder can be recycled. This environmental gain also reduces the cost of parts.

The DMP/PRO is a production system created for the daily manufacture of the most demanding components for the industry. With more throughput, automation and a robust modular architecture, the DMP/PRO enables industrial binder jetting production today and tomorrow. Rather than a single isolated box in your plant, the DMP/PRO can integrate with your software, IoT infrastructure, reports and other equipment.

The DMP/PRO is a true production system that will provide many years of good service to demanding industrial customers who are ready to move from the promise of binder jetting to the reality of binder jetting. From the thousands of parts manufactured daily by our existing customers, the DMP/PRO has been shaped by manufacturing realities and needs. The DMP/PRO series of machines will shape binder jetting and allow the industry to increase production in a realistic, traceable and reliable way. Thanks to Digital Metal, manufacturing companies have found the reliable partner they need to manufacture real parts.

Features

  • Memjet page scale printing system
  • 70,400 ink nozzles
  • Machine size 2700 x 1000 x1700 mm (L x W x H)
  • Build Volume 250×217×70mm
  • Weight 2000kg
  • Typical productivity 500 – 1000 cm3/h
  • Changeover time between prints 15–25 min
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