The 3D printer vastly increases print speeds and manufacturing capabilities for industrial products
The Ex One Company (ExOne), the leading additive manufacturing company for the industrial sector, introduced its newest state-of-the-art 3D printer in advance of the 2012 International Machine Technology Show in Chicago. The M-Flex 3D Printing System dramatically increases the capabilities of a 3D metal printer, offering more than seven times the volume output of machines currently in use.
Streamlined and sleek, the mid-sized M-Flex 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’s productivity improvements and increased flexibility are housed in a build chamber of 400mm x 250mm x 250mm that can achieve build speeds of 30 seconds per layer – compared to previous build speeds of approximately one-and-a-half minutes per layer.