The Ex One Company (ExOne) released its latest 3D printer Monday at the International Manufacturing Technology Show taking place this week in Chicago. This 3D metal printer offers more than seven times the volume output of machines currently in use.
The M-Flex 3D Printing System is primarily designed for manufacturing metal parts, for use in industries such as mining, automotive and energy. Eventually, additional material sets can be printed on the M-FLEX, including tungsten, glass, ceramics and a variety of materials used for the casting industry.
The M-FLEX has a build chamber of 400mm x 250mm x 250mm and it can achieve build speeds of 30 seconds per layer - compared to previous build speeds of approximately one-and-a-half minutes per layer. It can engine castings for helicopters and replacing broken pumps in oil fields in just some days instead of months.
The machine is well suited for either prototypes or short runs of multiple and/or custom parts. The complete machine system includes a printer, recycling equipment, printing materials, a furnace and a comprehensive multimedia training program.
Source: The Street
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