3D Printing

ExOne's New Material & Binders

The ExOne Company, a global provider of 3DP/AM to industry, has announced that it has added iron infiltrated with bronze as a new 3D printing material. ExOne has also increased its suite of binder solutions for its 3DP process. Iron is widely used in the manufacturing of machine tools, automotive parts, etc., partly because of it’s cost effectiveness. ExOne’s strategy is to expand its direct metal printing capabilities for the industrial marketplace.

Rick Lucas, ExOne’s Chief Technology Officer, commented:

“We are excited to add iron infiltrated with bronze to our product offerings. We continue to focus on the development of our other metals and materials. We remain committed to releasing at least one new material every six months. Our priorities are defined by the needs of our current customers and as we uncover new opportunities with prospective customers.”

ExOne has also added Phenolic and Sodium Silicate to it’s range of material binders. The Phenolic binder, used with ceramic sand in the additive process, offers a range of benefits such as facilitating the casting of higher heat alloys; creating a higher strength moulds and cores; and reducing expansion of the 3D-printed product, thus improving the accuracy, and quality, of the print.

ExOne believes that sodium silicate binder will appeal to casting houses in search of cleaner environmental processes, reducing the release of fumes in the casting process: thus aiding a reduction in production costs associated with ventilation, and it’s corresponding electrical and maintenance equipment.

ExOne 3D Print Center

‘ExOne prioritized its development of iron infiltrated with bronze as a result of general customer interest and the breadth of the manufacturing market.’ – Marketwatch.com

ExOne’s Material Applications Laboratory (ExMAL), currently has eleven other materials under various stages of development.

About ExOne:

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers. ExOne’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in‐house 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre‐production collaboration and prints products through Production Service Centers, which are located in the United States, Germany and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated products, including consumables and replacement parts, and services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.