A global leader in 3D printers and industrial sand using binder jetting technology ExOne company,
Yesterday announced that it is considering partnering with manufacturers to develop any powder material for their specific application.
In the new video titled “Let’s make it right” unveiled yesterday, material dexterity and sustainability is highlighted and showcased and mark a 20-year celebration of the company and its employees as the company prepares to be acquired by Desktop Metal.
Starting in the mid-90s, ExOne began commercial manufacturing of MIT’s unique binder jet 3D printing method, which turns powdered materials into precision components or tooling at a faster rate than traditional 3D printing.
an industrial printhead that selectively chooses a binder from a bed of powder particles to produce a solid object one layer at a time, similar to printing on paper sheets.
Launched in the late ’90s, the company’s RTS-300 was the first commercially available metal binder jet system.
later ExOne began binder jetting sand for metal casting cores and molds.
Currently, ExOne’s portfolio includes eight sand and metal 3D printing systems able to print a wide array of powders into dense parts or even components with controlled porosity for specified applications.
Binder jet 3D printing is one of the few 3D printing technologies that holds massive potential as an all-purpose manufacturing tool—a Swiss knife, so to speak—able to print just about any powdered material into any form or functional purpose.
In more recent years, improvements in binder chemistries and machine design have progressed leading us closer to that goal,” says Rick Luca, EXOne chief technology officer and VP of new markets.
one-of-a-kind flexibility in 3D printing.
Binder jetting is a sustainable and desirable production process. mostly because of its speed low cost and waste as well as broad material dexterity,
which is starting to gain more recognition because of ExOne’s progress in binder chemistries and machine design.
to attain high-density parts,
To fuse the particles into a high-density solid form, the printed item is sintered in a furnace.
Porous sections made of sand or other large particle media will be combined with metals and resins to achieve desired qualities and create one-of-a-kind composites.
- Nickel alloys
- Aluminium alloys
- Stainless steels, such as 17-4PH, 316L and 304L
- Copper and copper alloys
- Refractory metals, such as tungsten and molybdenum alloys
- Tool steels, such as M2 and H13
- Titanium alloys, such as Ti64
- Precious metal alloys, including silver and gold
Waste products such as concrete and more