Binder jet 3D metal printing is an additive manufacturing (AM) process that can be used to rapidly produce prototype components, allowing engineers to test their designs quicker than ever before. The MIM process and the binder jet 3D metal printing process share many similarities and complement each other as component manufacturing technologies. In this article, the technologies are discussed together. The purpose is to understand where each one fits, and how one technology can assist to accelerate adoption of the other. Topics discussed include pow-der types, distortion during sintering, unique capabilities of each method, process development acceleration, and shared capital equipment.