Two new stainless steels in ExOne's updated Quick Ship Service for 3D metal printing

25 June 2020

The ExOne Company, the world's leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers for sand and metal using binder jetting technology, today announced the launch of its updated Quick Ship services in 3D metal printing are known, which include a new tool and new materials for digital quotation.

ExOne Quick Ship will now also include the popular 316L and 17-4PH stainless steels in the instant quote system. The delivery times here are 10 to 15 working days, depending on the number of units required, the size of the parts and other requirements.

“After having supplied selected industrial customers with several thousand parts made of 316L and 17-4 for two years, all of our customers now have the option of easily obtaining and evaluating affordable individual alloy parts using 3D printing with binder jetting through our updated Quick Ship Services arose, ”said John Hartner, CEO of ExOne.

Under www.exone.com/quickship available, the new online dashboard Quick Ship allows customers a qualified digital design file with immediate supply and purchase can upload and set up an account to track projects. More than 30 file types are accepted, including STL and STP files.

The Quick-Ship parts are 3D printed at ExOne's metal manufacturing facility outside of Pittsburgh, which has been manufacturing metal parts using binder jetting for more than two decades. The fleet of more than two dozen 3D metal printers located there manufactures parts for prototype, small series and series production projects.

Quick Ship Service representative of decisive progress

Binder jetting is a 3D printing process for additive manufacturing, in which an industrial print head applies the liquid binding material to a thin, powdery particle layer, thus forming an object layer by layer. Parts printed in metal powder are then sintered in an oven to melt the particles.

The binder jetting systems for metal from ExOne, which has been in development since 1996, can now produce parts from more than 20 metals, ceramics and composite materials. The technology is considered a disruptive and sustainable production method, in particular due to its high speed, relatively low cost and material flexibility, among other advantages.

"The introduction of Quick Ship Services for single alloy metals is an important step in our advancement in metal binder jetting that demonstrates our continued confidence in this technology," said Rick Lucas, ExOne's chief technology officer and VP of New Markets. "We are also pursuing plans to expand the number of material offers and the size of the printable parts of our Quick Ship Services by the end of the year."

Features of the 3D metal printer for Quick Ship

Quick-Ship parts in 316L and 17-4PH are printed in 3D on ExOne's 3D metal printing machines Innovent + and X1 25Pro. Both machines are equipped with ExOne's exclusive Triple ACT system, an advanced compression technology that offers industry-leading density and reproducibility in metal binder jetting. ExOne's 3D printers with Triple ACT can produce sintered parts with a dimensional accuracy of +/- 2.5% in the first print run. After optimizing the sintering process, even better results are possible.

ExOne will continue to offer its popular bronze infiltrated materials 316 and 420 on its classic 3D metal print models, M-Flex and R2, which have been in operation since 2013 and 2003, respectively. Infiltrated parts, which offer a variety of advantages in terms of functionality and refinement, are usually dispatched within 10 working days.

Other materials available via premium quota

Metal, ceramic and composite materials that are not available through ExOne's Quick Ship Service will continue to be offered to a limited extent through ExOne's Premium Quote Service. The delivery times vary depending on the project details.

For the full list of materials that can be printed on ExOne 3D printing systems, visit www.exone.com/metalmaterial . Quotations for materials such as tool steel M2 and Inconel 718 can be requested and depend on the availability of materials.

About ExOne
ExOne is a pioneer and world leader in 3D printing technology with binder jetting. Since 1995, our mission has been to provide powerful 3D printers that solve even the most difficult problems and enable earth-shattering innovations. Our 3D printing systems quickly transform powdery materials such as metals, ceramics, composites and sand into precision parts, molds and cores for metal casting as well as innovative tool solutions. Industrial customers use our technology to save time and money, reduce waste, improve their manufacturing flexibility and deliver designs and products that were not possible in the past. With a worldwide leading team of experts for binder jetting, ExOne also offers specialized 3D printing services, including the needs-based production of business-critical parts, as well as technical and design advice. More information about ExOne can be found atwww.exone.com and on Twitter @ExOneCo. Get involved with us at # MakeMetalGreen ™.

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