The Shop System™ is designed to seamlessly integrate into your shop’s workflow to improve productivity across any range of manufacturing scenarios. The Shop System™ is an end-to-end, single-pass binder jetting solution delivering high-resolution parts at a fraction of the time and cost. The Shop System contains all pieces of equipment your machine shop needs to begin binder jetting — from print through sintering.
Superior Print Quality
Print customer-ready, high-resolution parts with incredibly fine feature detail. Achieve surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra out of the furnace, and <0.1µm Ra with mass finishing. The Shop System produces fully dense, solid parts, no debind or infill required.
Amplify your shop’s output. Effortlessly print end-use metal parts with with the quality, surface finish and tolerances required to co-exist with machining.
Easy to use and 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 systems at a fraction of the cost.**
The Shop System™ Solution Overview
The Shop System printer features the highest resolution printhead on the market with over 70,000 nozzles jetting 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high res parts at a fraction of the cost and speed of laser-based systems.
Once an entire build is complete, 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.
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.
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.
The Shop System furnace is a shop-safe high-temp sintering oven built for cost-effective high throughput. Featuring external gas hookup and adjustable shelving, the furnace easily and affordably scales to mid-volume manufacturing.
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.
The world’s first metal binder jetting system designed for machine shops.
The Shop System™ introduces high quality binder jetting to an entirely new market of machine shops. Shops can now cost effectively 3D print end use metal parts with unparalleled speed and productivity.
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.
Shop System Case Study
PGV Industries Case Study
Based in Karnes City, Texas, PGV has more than three decades of experience
manufacturing equipment for the oil and gas, aerospace and robotics and automation
industries. Along with traditional manufacturing via CNC machining, the company is
now moving into next-generation manufacturing by integrating production-level metal
3D printing into their capabilities.
Shop System Materials
17-4 stainless steel
17-4 PH stainless steel is a precipitation hardening steel used in a wide range of industrial applications including those with mildly corrosive environments and high-strength requirements.
- Manufacturing machinery
- Chemical processing
- Food processing
- Pump components
- Jigs and fixtures
316L stainless steel
316L stainless steel is a fully austenitic, non-magnetic steel ideal for harsh environments and characterized by its corrosion resistance, performance at both high and low temperatures, and high ductility.
- Chemical and petrochemical processing
- Food processing
- Laboratory equipment
- Medical devices
- Marine applications
- Power generation
- Petroleum refining
- Water treatment
- Pulp and paper manufacturing
304L stainless steel
304L stainless steel is a fully austenitic, non-magnetic steel ideal for structural components, food processing equipment and much more.
- Structural components
- Food processing equipment
- Jewelry & decorative items
- Fluid transfer components
Cobalt Chrome (F75) is an alloy of Cobalt and Chrome for use in demanding applications and characterized by its corrosion resistance with high strength and wear resistance.
- High Temp applications
- Dental industry
Nickel Alloy 625
Inconel 625 is a high nickel super alloy ideal for harsh environments in or out of water.
- Excellent Fatigue
- High tensile
- Heat treatable