Key Selection Criteria for Metal Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing

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By Ryan Martin | 1Q 2021 | IN-6075


Metal Binder Jetting Moves Up the Maturity Curve


Metal Binder Jetting (MBJ) is a tool-less manufacturing process that offers a number of benefits versus conventional manufacturing, including: 1) more complex designs, 2) assembly consolidation, 3) mass customization, 4) shorter lead times, 5) more flexible volumes, 6) localized manufacturing, and 7) digital inventory. The combination of these benefits with recent market advances is driving the MBJ landscape from prototypes and tooling to production and end use parts. This is a level of maturity that makes it important to understand the differences and key selection criteria to evaluate the various solutions already in the market and those coming soon.

Companies that have commercialized or announced their development of production focused MBJ technology include Desktop Metal, Digital Metal, ExOne, GE Additive, and HP. Of these, only Desktop Metal, Digital Metal, and ExOne have commercially available, production focused MBJ solutions today.

Market Composition


MBJ was originally conceived in 1993 at the Massac…

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