ExOne Announces Material Partnership Program to Advance Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing
NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA, May 20, 2019 – The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) (“ExOne”), a global provider of three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines, 3D printed products, materials and services to industrial customers, announced a new material partnership program to make further advancements in metal binder jet additive manufacturing.
The global enterprise program will focus on process developments and powder optimization on ExOne’s metal systems, which will advance 3D binder jetted metal and ceramic applications and deliver the most innovative solutions to customers.
These partners will use their application engineering knowledge, powder material expertise, and additive manufacturing process experience in conjunction with ExOne’s additive manufacturing solutions, to produce new materials and enhance process optimization with ExOne’s metal 3D printing machines. ExOne is geared to launch the program with qualified partners in the coming months.
John Hartner, ExOne’s Chief Executive Officer, commented on the new program, “By partnering with elite material companies we further advance our 3D binder jetting printing processes, which will propel us to the next generation in materials and product development. We believe these partnerships will retain our significant edge over other technologies in the industrial additive manufacturing space and enable broader customer adoption.”
As part of the material partnership program, ExOne will engage their partners with global access to ExOne machines including the Innovent+™ and beta usage on the new X1 25PRO™, which will be revealed at the RAPID + TCT event in Detroit, MI, May 20th – 23rd. This high-resolution production machine is capable of printing metal, ceramic, and other advanced material parts directly. The X1 25PRO™ will utilize proven technology demonstrated on ExOne’s Innovent+™ and will be shipping to customers later this year. The X1 25PRO™ can print standard industry powders utilized in MIM (metal injection molding) and other PM (powdered metal) processes.