MSA Safety Inc. leads the industry in innovative 
“ExOne saved us a good amount of time. Time is critical on all projects at MSA. Lead times for a tool are 16-plus weeks, meaning we would traditionally have to order these parts without a good prototype solution to evaluate performance. ExOne’s solution allows the engineering team to quickly iterate through design concepts. ExOne was also picked for this application because of the time savings, as well as price savings over buying a tool, which would run about $10,000.”

Matthew Jacob, Mechanical Engineer, MSA
products that
protect people and facility infrastructures. ExOne metal 3D printing
has helped ensure MSA products get developed quickly for testing,
so they can get to customers even faster.

INDUSTRY: Industrial Safety Equipment Manufacturing; Fire Service,
Oil & Gas, Construction, and General Industry

APPLICATION: Self-Retracting Lifeline Device

LOCATION: Cranberry Township, PA

Determine a process to allow engineering to quickly iterate metal
parts through design concepts while saving time, costs, and
 shortening time to market.


PRINTER: X1 25Pro® metal 3D printer

MATERIAL: 316L stainless steel

BENEFITS: ExOne‘s quick turnaround time on prototype parts help
speed up MSA‘s new product development.

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