The ExOne Company (North Huntington, Pa.) has announced that it is adding iron infiltrated with bronze as a new 3D printing material, in addition to an increase in its suite of binder solutions for its 3D printing process. The company hopes that its direct metal printing capabilities will increase opportunities in the industrial marketplace, as iron is widely used in the manufacturing of machine tools and automotive parts. Their 3D printing technology allows for the direct creation of more intricate products than traditional manufacturing processes, and is more cost-effective than printing in stainless steel.
ExOne has also added phenolic and sodium silicate to its suite of binders for use in the 3D printing process. The phenolic binders can offer customers the ability to cast higher-heat alloys, creating a higher-strength mold and improving the overall quality of the casting.
To learn more about the company or its new processes, visit www.exone.com.