May 20, 2022
Binder jet 3D printer provider Digital Metal has launched its new DMP/PRO binder jet system. Developed as a modular component of a complete binder jet solution, the PRO series architecture was developed from the ground up to be an industrial binder jet solution for high-volume manufacturing with binder jet.
A total of 70,400 nozzles precisely deposit material letting the system produce up to 1,000 cm3 of parts per hour at 1600 dpi. The platform features custom software and a fast material change powder magazine. All minimize downtime and cut turnaround times short. The DMP/PRO has been engineered for precision production of metal binder jet components for industry, luxury goods, medical manufacturing and consumer products.
“As a team we have previously gone from a single machine to a production machine and now we´ve launched a true production platform,” Digital Metal CEO Christian Lönne. “We're moving away from the rest of the binder jet market towards tighter tolerances, higher volumes and higher precision. We're heading towards a higher level of maturity. We do not just offer a machine in isolation. We have a true platform optimized to work in concert with debinding, sintering and post-processing equipment. This platform is modular, extensible and a stepping stone for Industrialization.”
The launch customer of the new Pro series is Ann Arbor, MI-based Azoth 3D. Azoth 3D is the manufacturer of high-volume precision 3D printed parts for Fortune 500 companies.
“Digital Metal´s new machine speed, while keeping quality and reliability, is compelling,” says Azoth 3D General Manager Cody Cochran. “The PRO Series reduces the capital needed to scale and also reduces part costs through higher machine throughput.”
The DMP/PRO comes equipped with linear motors, air bearings and a diabase stone base. It is also modular, adaptable and future proof. The current DMP/PRO systems can be extended in future through inertization and automation modules. It is also completely customizable, with remote monitoring, key performance indicator monitoring 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. New support structure minimization increases productivity and reduces part cost. Higher powder use means that now 100% of excess powder can be recycled. This environmental gain also reduces part costs.
The DMP/PRO is a production system created for day in, day out manufacturing of demanding components for industry. With more throughput, automation and a modular architecture the DMP/PRO enables binder jet industrial production. Rather than a single loose box that sits isolated in your factory the DMP/PRO can integrate with your software, IoT infrastructure, reporting and other equipment.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.