The number of industries that use 3D printing to create efficiencies in production and workflow is steadily growing.
ExOne® is constantly innovating to ensure our 3D printing applications set the tone for advancement across all sectors. From leveraging industrial 3D printing for prototyping and rapid product development to integrating 3D printers into production lines for small-batch runs, ExOne printers serve diverse applications in a variety of industries.
One of the earliest industries to use 3D printing, automotive manufacturers integrate printing systems into production floors for serial production and rapid prototyping of engines, components, transmission housings and more.
Industrial 3D printing can be leveraged in foundries and pattern shops to create patterns, molds and prototypes. It allows foundry owners to create more intricate designs in new and traditional metals, and innovate to meet growth opportunities.
The heavy equipment and machinery industries that use 3D printing are able to efficiently print durable parts needed to stand up to hard use, including swing frames, fuel mixers for turbines, cylinder heads, impellers and more. 3D printers support design innovation and reduced lead time, while stiill generating a finished product prepared for heavy-duty use.
3D printing applications for the energy sector include agitators and impellers, pumps, valves, turbomachinery and more. It supports mold and core casting, prototyping, aftermarket replacement parts and low-volume production. It helps reduce time and cost of production and design changes are fast and efficient.
ExOne industrial 3D printing applications have dramatically improved the hydraulic balancing of impeller castings to enhance turnaround time for one-off castings or printed metal components. 3D printing supports production of aftermarket replacement parts and new serial production of pump housings, impellers, hydraulic valves, manifolds and more.
Whether educating students on the operation of 3D printers, developing new materials for 3D printing or creating on-demand parts for science and engineering products, the education and research sectors were some of the first industries that used 3D printing and continue to lead the way.