3D Printer For Small Serial Production

Feb. 24, 2021
Desktop Metal's printer provides an in-between, medium option for customers looking to scale to an industrial, high-volume additive manufacturing capacity.

Designed to serve as a bridge from process development to full-scale mass production of end-use metal parts, the P-1 printer leverages Single Pass Jetting (SPJ) technology and core additive manufacturing benefits for serial production.


The P-1 offers enhanced process flexibility and features a state-of-the-art print bar with native 1,200 dpi, advanced printhead technology that supports a wide variety of binders, and an inert processing environment to support both non-reactive and reactive materials.


SPJ technology on the P-1 is designed to print each layer in less than three seconds, including powder deposition, powder compaction, anti-ballistics, binder deposition, and printhead cleaning. At this maximum build rate, the P-1 can achieve production throughputs 10 times higher than those of legacy PBF systems and fast enough to complete a full build in less than one hour. The P-1’s open material platform and inert process environment allow customers to use low-cost, third-party metal injection molding powders across a variety of materials, making the P-1 suitable for cost-effective serial production of small and complex parts in addition to smaller-scale process development activities. Powder reclaimed during the printing and depowdering process can be recycled for future use, driving further cost efficiencies and resulting in a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process. In addition, the tooling-free manufacturing process on the P-1 facilitates quick turnovers to new jobs along with the ability to print many complex geometries simultaneously with no print supports required.


P-1 customers will also gain access to Desktop Metal’s Fabricate manufacturing build preparation software, as well as to the Company’s newly-released Live Sinter application, which dynamically simulates the sintering process and automatically generates print-ready geometries that compensate for the shrinkage and distortion that take place during sintering, minimizing process trial and error while improving accuracy.

Print Technology

Single Pass Jetting

Print direction


Build box size

200 x 100 x 40 mm (7.9 x 3.9 x 1.6 in.)


Native 1,200 dpi

Max build rate (65 micron layer thickness)

1,350 cc/hr (82 cu in/hr)

External dimensions

1.8 x 2.0 x 1.2 m (70 x 79 x 45 in.)