3D Printers for Minerals

Our Additive Manufacture technology is defined as powder-bed waterjet.

Desamanera owns all the knowhow since we have internally developed – and continue to do so – the hardware (the printer), the softwares (of command, control and slicing) and the natural binders used (patented).

Superior freedom in terms of shapes and dimensions

In this production technology, the powder bed contains and supports the shapes and in this way it allows to easily create very wide and complex objects.

Custom-made 3D printers

We do not produce standard 3D printers: we offer the market custom-designed machines, depending on the size and the specific sector in which they have to operate.
Our standard is technology, at the highest level currently developed.

Greater efficiency in production

The production process becomes faster, more fluid and more versatile. You can produce different objects, simultaneously; copies of the same object, or parts of it, even after some time; serial objects that differ only in small details.
All this without cost differences, with greater rapidity and a considerable reduction in the waste.

Certifications and security

All our machines are designed according to CEI – EN standards and guarantee the highest quality and safety in all use phases.


The main operational operative features of Desamanera systems and printers meet practical and daily needs: ease of use, maximum reliability, simple and intuitive control and maintenance.

New business opportunities

Own production system innovation determines important competitive advantages: it offers the opportunity to improve its own value proposition (services and products) and, consequently, to innovate the reference market and penetrate new sectors.

Additive Manufacturing was born more than 30 years ago as a rapid prototyping technology. Step by step it consolidated processes, technologies, models and paradigms.

AM is grown and consolidated as a customized-production technology and every day it opens up new revenue areas, sector by sector.

We have the fourth industrial revolution in front of us, and we are just getting started:


Every product goes through the prototyping phase, a product design key moment that highlights strengths and weaknesses. Thanks to the prototype the imagined object output is evaluated in concrete and allows all the necessary optimizations: production process and time, product performance and appearance, tests and market analysis, marketing activities and product launch out, both cost and revenue economic evaluations.

Thanks to its flexibility and cost-efficiency, Desamanera 3D printing is the ideal technology to produce prototypes in the most effective and fastest way and to produce many more, in particular for medium-large objects with ceramic, stone, marble, …


The 3D printing technology starts to be specifically optimized and adopted in mass production. It may seem a paradox, but it is not: it is the paradigm of mass customization, where production processes and technologies offer the mass production affordability and, at the same time, guarantee customization opportunities reserved, so far, to the customers of most high-end artisans and to the luxury market.

Industrial production 3D printing is already consolidated in some sectors, such as Dental, Automotive, Aeronautics and Space. With the aim of reducing costs and increasing efficiency, many other manufacturing industries are intensively investing to acquire a very important competitive advantage that widens the range of potentially achievable merchandise sectorscommodities sectors and markets and introduces innovation even in mature commodities sectors.


Universities and Research Centers, as well as internal corporate R&D departments, share the desire to discover, study, test and optimize new technologies and new materials.
The goal is to improve human well-being and quality of life, to the benefit of all. Even in ways that Desamanera haven’t thought yet:

  • materials development and optimization according to specific aesthetic and technical characteristics,
  • accessibility to design and development of products with completely new dimensions, shapes and performances,
  • the implementation of new machinery and new processes that have the power to trasform the business model.


When the need comes in one time, the absence of familiarity with the technology and the resources required can be overcome only with a professional 3D printing service and expert and competent assistance. The companies that offer 3D printing services are more and more numerousconstantly incresed, precisely because the demand for this service is always greater.
The catchment area expands much more, since there are no direct competitors as much effective in terms of time, shape, size and complexity; there are no competitors that serve selected mineral and environmentally friendly materials.

These reflections are the result of in-depth research and dialogues with professionals in many sectors. The technology, the processes and the materials we have developed, because of their relative youthlimited age, nowadays have found solid application only in a small percentage of the areas that can be potentially revolutionized.
The next one could be yours.

It is Additive Manufacturing

It creates objects from minerals powder: add material and minimize waste production.
This differs from subtractive production methods such as sculpture and CNC machines, which do not allow specific shape complexity and do produce a large amount of waste material.

It is an indirect powder-based 3D printing technology

Direct 3D printing (for example extrusion technology) freely deposits the material: supports are needed for particular shapes and overhang, a precise production speed must be respected according to the characteristics of the material used, the change of material during printing may be the cause of slowdowns and inefficiencies.
Indirect additive manufacturing, instead, uses a process that first distributes the material and after deposits selectively the binder to consolidate only a part, depending on shape and useful thicknesses.
The powder bed created contains and supports shapes and sizes of all kinds, with stability and without time constraints.

It’s Desamanera, one of a kind

The traditional manufacturing methods of materials such as minerals, stone, marble, … are based on expensive and bulky equipment, resins and chemicals, molds, complex production processes.
Quite the opposite, Desamanera technology has been purposely designed for:

  • the respect of Environment and the enhancement of Nature, thanks to the use of natural binders.
  • daily using, thanks to fluid and simple production processes.
  • versatility and specific needs adaptation, because every printer is customized.

R&D is fundamental for us. We chose how to design every element of the system, from mechanics to electronics, from fluid dynamics to ICT, and we personally experience every production process phase.

Each component is subject to test and research and reaches cutting-edge performance also thanks to the collaboration with Universities and Research Centers and the participation in national and international projects. Among the many, we proudly mention the University of Padua, the German Federal Institute BAM, the ADMIN4D project and the H2020 RISE-AMITIE project.

  1. Printing envelope – length, depth and height can be customized independently with each other.
  2. Waterjet print head – designed for easy maintenance, the numerous nozzles are independent and adjustable as needed.
  3. Recoater – A single element that includes printing mix loading, dosing and distribution system; suitable for the use of different materials, even simultaneously.
  4. Open aluminum structure – strong and light, allows a visual check of the printing process at any time and offers wide space to system integration with additional components or machines.
  5. Control panel – movable, comfortable and intuitive. Slicing, control and command software are proprietary, purposely developed and integral part of Desamanera technology.

Desamanera 3D printing technology is designed for inert materials use, in very fine particle size. The production consolidates the powder through a chemical reaction and the printed material appears as a stone.

For us, the environment respect is fundamental: the aggregates we use most are marbles, dolomites, stones, sands coming from the other processes waste; the binder is an our patented formulation which includes only natural inorganic materials and which can replace Portland cements use.

However, the technology allows the choice of other materials according to the chemical, physical and performance characteristics, required for specific uses.


Inert material with 0.5 – 2 mm particle size. It can be stones, marbles, sands, pure or mixed together, also coming from other processes waste.


The binder we developed in collaboration with the University of Padua is natural, inorganic, environmentally-friendly and composed by readily available raw materials.
It is patented, and according to our current knowledge it is the only one in the world activated exclusively by water.


Desamanera technologies also allow the use of other binders without particular design changes, depending on the production requirements.
Please consider alternatives to the Portland cement use, if possible: it is one of the major CO2 emissions cause in the atmosphere.


The technical characteristics and mechanical properties of the printed material change depending on the used aggregates and binders combination. However, our natural binder makes printed parts particularly suitable for outdoor use, stable to atmospheric agents and functional even in underwater environments.

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Printer dimensions and technical characteristics are personalized, custom designed to meet specific needs and requirements of the application area, of the printed products and of the setted goals.

We kwon well We are well aware that every sector requires professionalism and specific skills, as well as every market has specific performance, quality and material requirements. For this reason, every printers has diversified technical specifications.

The features always present in our printers are summarized below.

Desa1 150.150, the first printer we designed and we still use to develop upgrade and offer printing services.

Desa1 60.60 (Pa.Sta), customized printer for the laboratory of the University of Padua, Industrial Engineering Department.

Printing Technology Powder-based Waterjet
Printing envelope dimensions (X, Y, Z)Starting from 550 x 550 x 550 mm
Layer resolutionStarting from 2 mm
Voxel Dimension (X, Y, Z)Starting from 2 mm side, programmable
Average Printing SpeedDepends on the height of the layer. For 3 mm high layers, 60 cm/h in height.
Number of nozzlesFrom 190 to over 1000.
Positioning repeatability+/- 0.1 mm
Powder bed DepositionRecoater system – programmable
Liquid DepositionAdjustable flow
Liquid ViscosityWater: 1 cP +/- 50%
Liquid PHVariable from 6.5 to 9.5
System operative LifeUp to 10,000 operating hours
CertificationsCEI – EN
Average Required PowerFrom 2.5 to 3 kW (engine and electro-valves)
Environmental Operative ConditionsTemperature: from 0 ° C to + 35 ° C
Humidity: up to 95%

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