Additive Manufacturing State-of-the-art metal 3D printing adoption centre geared up to start

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Germany — A new 270-square-meter metal binder jetting facility and showroom have been opened at Ex One’s European headquarters in Gersthofen, Germany. The centre now offers European manufacturers end-to-end binder jetting adoption services, including benchmarks, design support, and materials, process, and work cell development.

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Eric Bader, Managing Director of ExOne, says the launch of Ex One's Metal 3D Printing Adoption Center is driven by increased interest by European manufacturers in metal binder jet 3D printing.
Eric Bader, Managing Director of ExOne, says the launch of Ex One's Metal 3D Printing Adoption Center is driven by increased interest by European manufacturers in metal binder jet 3D printing.
(Source: Werbefotographie Weiss/ Business Wire)

The Ex One company announced it has opened a Metal 3D Printing Adoption Centre at its European headquarters in Gersthofen, Germany. The mission of the company’s Adoption Centers, which have locations in the U.S., Germany, and Japan, is to allow customers to try binder jet 3D printing for their designs before they decide to buy an Ex One 3D printing system for their own production.

The latest investment represents an expansion of Ex One’s longtime Adoption Centre in Europe, which 3D prints sand moulds and cores for metalcasting customers. Ex One’s Metal Adoption Center now offers manufacturers end-to-end engineering services for direct-metal binder jet 3D printing, including benchmarks, design support, and materials, process, and work cell development. The center features two Innovent+ printers with a 25Pro, X1 Metal Designlab and X1F furnace arriving soon, right next to the production line of the X1 160Pro, the world’s largest metal binder jetting system. “Now, manufacturers throughout Europe can benefit from locally produced binder jetted metal designs and benchmarks, along with world-class engineering consultation and support,” said John Hartner, Ex One’s CEO.

We encourage manufacturers to take advantage of the high speed, low cost, and industry-leading quality that our patented binder jetting technology can deliver for even the most complex designs.

John Hartner

“Our centralized location outside of Munich gives manufacturers the opportunity to see metal binder jetting in action and work closely with our expanded metal team on precision metal parts projects,” said Eric Bader, Managing Director, Ex One. “This expansion is supported by increased interest in metal binder jetting in Europe as the technology matures.”

Binder jetting is a high-speed method of 3D printing in which an industrial inkjet printhead selectively deposits a binder into a bed of powder particles creating a solid part one thin layer at a time. When printing metals, the final part must be sintered in a furnace to fuse the particles together into a high-density solid object.

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