Take a look at the ExOne Metal Designlab
Explore the original two-step method of 3D printing bound metal or ceramic parts for direct sintering without debinding
3D Print Metal or Ceramic Parts
The ExOne Metal Designlab™ is an environmental and office friendly 3D printer for creating metal or ceramic rapid prototypes and end-use parts.
The ExOne printer is similar to standard FDM plastic filament printer. The print heads are fed with a water-based metal, ceramic, or support material paste. Water-based metal paste is the safest and most environmentally-friendly method of handling materials for 3D printing as it allows a debinding-free, solvent-free 3D printing workflow with no requirement for polymer disposal.
Achieve superior part quality and repeatability
With its unique binding technology the ExOne Designlab produces parts with accuracy and repeatability. The original two-step bound metal printing process. Eliminates chemical or lengthy thermal debinding requirements, driving final part delivery times to a simple overnight sintering.
Create Complex Parts
- Evaporative Supports. Rapidia is the only system that lets users print parts with complex internal structures, enabled by proprietary evaporative polymer/ceramic supports. Reduce wasted metal by up to 90%. Same evaporative support is also used as a separation layer when meal support is needed.
- Hand Removable Supports. Metal supports are easily removable by hand, reducing post-processing time.
- Water-Bonding. Join unsintered parts together to make complex assemblies, simply by wetting both parts and pressing them together.
Go ahead: Print any part thickness
Unlike competing systems that require chemical or thermal debinding, and limit the thickness of 100% solid (no infill) parts for successful debinding, the ExOne Metal Design lab allows you to print any part thickness without infill. Many applications require the strength of solid metal, restricting the use of infill. This means strong solid parts suitable for more end-use applications.
More metals plus ceramics.
Today, ExOne offers 17-4PH and 316L stainless steels, but other metals and ceramics are on the way and are simple to swap out with their HydroFuse™ canisters.
The ExOne Designlab provide metal and ceramic materials for production parts
17-4PH, 304L, 317L, Aluminum 6061, Cobalt Chrome, Copper, H13 Tool Steel, Inconel 718, Inconel 625, M2 Tool Steel, Titanium, Tungsten Heavy
Alumina, Carbon, Silicon Carbide, Tungsten Carbide Cobalt
ExOne Metal Designlab Printer Specifications
Bound Metal Deposition 3D Printing
The ExOne Metal Designlab™ printer is similar to the standard FDM plastic filament printer. The print heads are fed with a water-based metal, ceramic, or support material paste. Water-based metal paste is the safest and most environmentally-friendly method of handling materials for 3D printing as it allows a debinding-free, solvent-free 3D printing workflow with no requirement for polymer disposal.
|3D Printing Technology||Extrusion of water-based paste (metals, ceramics, support materials)|
|Build Plate||Flexible stainless steel, reusable|
|Resolution||Coarse (0.6 mm nozzle) and Fine (0.4 mm nozzle), Other sizes available|
|Build envelope||X: 200 mm Y: 280 mm Z: 150 mm|
|Print heads||Two independent heads|
|Printing speed||Over 40 cc per hour with coarse nozzle|
|Dimensions||78 cm wide x 70 cm deep x 157 cm tall|
|Power||110-125 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 12 A max|
|Weight||100 kg, 120 kg with four full metal cartridges|
ExOne Metal Designlab Furnace Specifications
Fully automated, safe and easy to install
Our technology isn’t just office safe, it was built for the office environment. The ExOne furnace by Rapidia is fully automated, safe and easy to install. Powered by a 60A single-phase receptacle and sized to fit through an office door, it is designed from the ground up to be truly office-friendly. The furnace software comes pre-loaded with sintering profiles; just select a material and press start.
|Sintering gas||Sinters stainless steels with pure Argon. Other gases possible.|
|Max heat load||14,000 BTU/h|
|Max temp||1400 C (2550 F)|
|Inside dimensions||Approx. 245 mm in diameter by 300 mm long ~10L usable space|
|Trays||Double tray standard, special tray configurations possible|
|Outside dimensions||78 x 105 x 188 cm|
|Weight||500 kg (1100 lbs)|
|Power requirement||208-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single phase 60A. Supplied with NEMA 14-60 plug. Furnace
requires a dedicated breaker.
|Ventilation||Single 3/4-inch plastic tubing vented to outside, push-to-connect fitting|
ExOne Metal Designlab Benefits
Lets you build, accurate, repeatable parts faster than ever before
Global leader in binder jet 3D printer technology
As the global leader in binder jet 3D printers, ExOne metal and ceramic printing systems are used and trusted by major manufacturers worldwide for mission-critical applications.
ExOne machines are known for accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.
Completely Office safe and office friendly
By eliminating 98% of the binders, this also eliminate debinding odors in the office. The ExOne 3D printing process has no solvents, no fumes, no odors and no need to dispose of waste polymer.
This makes the ExOne highly affordable when you eliminate binder, you eliminate a debinding unit and expensive solvents.
Limited need for hydrogen or forming gas
Metal Designlab sinters some common metals, such as 316L, without any need for hydrogen or forming gas. It just uses a small amount of welding grade Argon, which is available anywhere at a fraction of the cost of other sintering gasses. Next to the metal, gas is the second largest expense in a sinter-based system.
ExOne is the pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology. Since 1995, ExOne has been on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve the toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations.
Their 3D printing systems quickly transform powder materials — including metals, ceramics, composites and sand — into precision parts, metal casting molds and cores, and innovative tooling solutions. Industrial customers use our technology to save time and money, reduce waste, improve their manufacturing flexibility, and deliver designs and products that were once impossible.
3D Printer Services
3D Printing Productivity and maintenance with Javelin services
With our 3D Printer Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our 3D Printing experts. Which will enhance your hardware investment and guide you through development challenges.
- Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
- Onsite Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
- Regular Communication of 3D printer software updates and technical tips and tricks.
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Maintenance & Materials
When you purchase a new 3D printer from Javelin, our service contracts give you predictable maintenance costs and simplified purchasing cycles for spare parts, service and consumables/material.
- Annual onsite service of your machine
- Get replacement 3D printer materials and parts directly from us
Exclusive pricing for Education
Contact us to learn more about educational pricing and maintenance contracts for educational institutions.
3D Printer Training
Our exclusive 3D Printing training and mentoring will show you how to optimize and 3D Print your 3D models more cost effectively to become an Additive Manufacturing expert:
- Learn how to print Your 3D designs with confidence
- Understand 3D printing technology and material usage
- Reduce your 3D printing time and costs
Is the ExOne Metal Designlab right for you?
Call us free at 1-877-219-6757 and get your questions answered