ExOne Success Stories

Case Studies

Explore application success stories from all segments of industry to understand how binder jetting has helped ExOne customers to print better parts, faster.

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  • Wicked Grips
    The small business needed to create small batch customizable parts with faster turnaround times and lower manufacturing costs than traditional methods.
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    • ideas2cycles
      Personalized bicycles require extensive manual labor, as each design is unique and tooling is expensive. Creating metal parts directly from 3D models allowed ideas2cycles to concentrate on the creativity of design without traditional manufacturing constraints and saved both time and money.
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      • Speed 3D Mold Co., Ltd.
        Due to cracks and corrosion resulting from cavitation, the customer needed to replace a vertical pump impeller. The pump was over twenty years old and no longer in production. Without available spares, the customer urgently needed an identical replacement part while working with a limited budget.
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        • German Automaker
          Automotive manufacturer needed a way to quickly and economically produce complex prototypes.
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          • Mining
            Abrasive solutions were shortening the life of metallic parts used in mining, and traditional welded assembly method made quality control difficult.
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            • Pump Manufacturer
              The manufacturer needed to quickly and economically create complex prototypes and spare parts to meet tight production schedules.
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              • JBH Innovations Inc.
                Creating prototype designs for hand tools is an extremely labor intensive and costly process. Changes in design equate many additional hours and high costs.
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                • Standard Alloys
                  Find a creative technology to significantly shorten the traditional sand casting process, in order to meet critical lead time requirements for a 57 inch impeller casting.
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                  • US Navy
                    Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Keyport (NUWC) needed a way to quickly and cost-effectively replace the tail cones of their MK 30 anti-submarine mobile targets.
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                    • Andritz Ritz
                      The manufacturer needed to fast-track complex prototype and spare part production to meet tight production schedules while driving down costs. Additionally, the company needed to conduct functional tests with the prototypes for efficient product development.
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                      • US Navy
                        Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Keyport learned of the need for vacuum cone castings used on Ohio-class submarines. There were none in their supply system. The OEM quoted $29,562 each plus 51 weeks lead time.
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                        • Morel Industries
                          Morel Industries needed a solution to eliminate the human error in the assembly of core boxes used with traditional wood and sand patterns.
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                          • Fixture Manufacturer
                            The manufacturer needed to fast-track prototypes with unique features, reduce casting development steps and perform low-batch production while cutting costs.
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                            • Ulterra
                              Ulterra sought to extend the life of rotors and stators for down hole applications.
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                              • ToughWare Prosthetics
                                Compete with investment casting and conventional machining for the production of prosthetic hand components.
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                                • Pump Manufacturer
                                  Decrease cost and lead time to manufacture a new impeller design for performance testing.
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                                  • True Design Freedom for Art & Decorative Applications
                                    On demand customized designs with short lead times
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