With an influx of new systems expected, ExOne says 2021 is binder jet's year.
This article first appeared in TCT Europe, Volume 29, Issue 1, February 2021
This year will usher in a new era of metal 3D printing. The last decade was all about laser-based powder bed fusion, which proved out the value Click to download a PDF of the cover story of metal 3D printing in low volumes. Next up: Binder Jetting, a high-speed method of 3D printing that is well on its way to taking metal 3D printing into high-volume production. This year, new binder jet entrants are coming from GE, HP, Desktop Metal and others. ExOne is proud to have spent the past 20 years getting this sustainable manufacturing technology ready for prime time. It's time to #MakeMetalGreen.
“We really do believe this year is a turning point for binder jet 3D printing,” said John Hartner, ExOne's CEO. “We see an increasing number of customers looking into how binder jet can help their business, whether it’s delivering lightweight parts, higher performance parts, or even decentralizing their supply chain. It’s a truly exciting time, and we see the whole field growing.”