ExOne Unveils Innovent™ 3D Printing System for Research and Education Customers

Januar 26, 2015

ExOne Innovent System

  • Uniquely offers researchers a development and qualification platform for binder jetting 3D printing
  • Delivers a build volume eight times larger than previous lab model
  • Printer available as complete system with oven and furnace, allowing for easy migration to ExOne's larger scale platforms

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ExOne Company (Nasdaq:XONE), a global provider of three-dimensional printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced today its latest 3D printing system, Innovent™, designed especially for research and education customers.

Innovent, ExOne's industrial-grade, laboratory-sized machine, allows for testing material properties, specifically in educational institutions, research laboratories, and research and development (R&D) departments at commercial organizations. Innovent is uniquely designed in that it balances a specific build box for the technical qualification of materials with a smaller overall lab machine platform size, when compared to other industrial-grade 3D printers.

"Innovent expands upon ExOne's lab machine offerings by allowing customers, whether they are educators or companies, the ability to qualify materials, an option not previously available in these types of 3D printers," said S. Kent Rockwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for ExOne. "ExOne is improving its laboratory solution to help drive the overall industrial sector towards increased experience with and use of binder jetting 3D printing."

Compared to the company's previous lab model, Innovent offers a build volume that is eight times larger - measuring at 65mm x 160mm x 65mm. Similar to the company's M-Flex™, Innovent's software and mechanical components incorporate ExOne's most up-to-date technology.

"Innovent was specifically designed to complement ExOne's larger machine platforms, so those who are using Innovent for testing purposes can easily migrate to the larger M-Flex and M-Print™ when they are ready for larger scale prototyping or series production," added Mr. Rockwell.

Innovent employs the ExOne approach to additive manufacturing, utilizing a print head to selectively dispense micro-droplets of specially-engineered binder into very thin layers of powdered metal. Within the world of additive manufacturing, ExOne is distinctive in that it offers solutions that are focused on industrial users and applications, and the Innovent is the latest machine to serve that market.

ExOne is offering Innovent as part of a complete system - also including an oven and furnace - at a competitive price point, opening a host of opportunities for the company as education and research-based customers can now more affordably use binder jetting 3D printing technology.

For more information regarding ExOne's binder jetting technology and machines, visit ExOne's website at www.exone.com.

About ExOne
ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products, materials and other services 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 for customers through its eight production service centers (“PSCs”), which are located in the United States, Germany, Italy and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.

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For more information, contact:

Media: 

Justin Falce
Burson-Marsteller
(412) 394-6698
justin.falce@bm.com

Investors: 

Brian Smith
ExOne, Chief Financial Officer
(724) 765-1350
brian.smith@exone.com

Deborah K. Pawlowski / Karen L. Howard
Kei Advisors LLC
(716) 843-3908 / (716) 843-3942
dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com / khoward@keiadvisors.com