The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE), the global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, today announced the addition of new experienced sales channel partners who significantly expand ExOne’s distribution footprint and will help reach more customers in new product segments across the United States and Canada.
ExOne’s new partners, Javelin and TriMech, will sell the ExOne Innovent+® metal binder jetting system, the Metal Designlab™ by Rapidia, as well as ancillary equipment, such as the X1F advanced furnace, and consumables. TriMech and Javelin also sell Stratasys, SOLIDWORKS and other technology to engineering customers, and all have experience previously selling metal 3D printing systems that competed with ExOne technology.
“We are delighted to welcome such knowledgeable and accomplished partners to the ExOne team,” said John Hartner, ExOne CEO.
“As manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada look to shorten supply chains and localize production of more products, our entry-level metal printing systems are a great way to get started with bound metal 3D printing technologies that deliver high-quality parts at an affordable price. Our new extended team is ready to hit the ground running with proven products that perform.”
ExOne’s Entry-Level Metal Systems
ExOne now offers two entry-level metal printers that print bound metal parts that require final sintering, a fast and trusted way to quickly produce metal parts with the geometric freedom of 3D printing.
The ExOne Metal Designlab and X1F advanced furnace is the world’s fastest, office-safe metal printing system. The original two-step method of 3D printing and sintering, the Designlab by Rapidia delivers proven Print Today, Parts Tomorrow™ performance. The 3D printer extrudes metals pre-bound in HydroFuse™, an innovative water-based paste that dramatically reduces design restrictions and total processing time. This technology allows printed parts to go directly into a furnace, skipping long chemical or thermal debinding steps on competing systems that take 3-5 days to deliver final parts. The 3D printer operates with the ease of an entry-level plastic printer, using a nozzle to extrude designs. Currently, 316L and 17-4PH stainless steels are offered, with more materials on the way.
The ExOne Innovent+ is the world’s best-selling and most installed metal binder jet system. This affordable, fast, and easy-to-use machine is used at the world’s best-known universities and industrial brands. With an open-materials system, the Innovent+ features ExOne’s patented Triple Advanced Compaction Technology (ACT) for precise dispensing, spreading and compacting ultra-fine MIM powders in the print bed. This system delivers final post-sintering dimensional tolerances of +/- 2.5%, high densities of 97% or better, and outstanding surface finish. The X1F advanced furnace is also a perfect complement to the Innovent+.
ExOne’s patented binder jet 3D printing process transforms powdered materials — metal, sand or ceramic — into highly dense and functional precision parts or tooling at high speeds. An industrial printhead selectively deposits a binder into a bed of powder particles creating a solid part one thin layer at a time, just like printing on sheets of paper. The technology is viewed as a desirable and sustainable production method, largely because of its high speed, low waste, and cost, as well as material flexibility.
ExOne has qualified more than 20 metal, ceramic, and composite materials for its binder jetting process. More than half of those materials are single-alloy metals, such as 17-4PH, 316L, 304L, M2 Tool Steel, Inconel 718, and more. Most recently, ExOne announced that aluminum alloy 6061 is now a Customer-Qualified material in collaboration with Ford Motor Co. Titanium is now fast-tracked for qualification in partnership with a global medical device firm.
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ExOne is the pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology. Since 1995, we’ve been on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve the toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations. Our 3D printing systems quickly transform powder materials — including metals, ceramics, composites and sand — into precision parts, metalcasting 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. As home to the world’s leading team of binder jetting experts, ExOne also provides specialized 3D printing services, including on-demand production of mission-critical parts, as well as engineering and design consulting. Learn more about ExOne at www.exone.com or on Twitter at @ExOneCo. We invite you to join with us to #MakeMetalGreen™.
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