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The ExOne Company announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art Design and Re-Engineering for Additive Manufacturing (“DREAM”) center located within its North Huntingdon facility.

The DREAM center has been strategically developed as a physical and virtual site for collaboration with customers to explore and incorporate the benefits of ExOne’s binder jetting technology.

By providing global access to the Company’s creative technical expertise and offering the most advanced software currently available, the center will enable customers to create designs of metal components which maximize the benefits of additive manufacturing.  It will be a catalyst for the 3D production of parts without the limitations of traditional manufacturing.

S. Kent Rockwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The ExOne Company, commented, “As we focus on accelerating the adoption rate of our binder jetting technology for industrial manufacturing of metal components, we’re excited to launch our world-class DREAM center.

It is an integrated engineering environment supporting our customers, our production service centers, our research and development activities, and our global sales team.  We believe the DREAM center will further facilitate customer training and design support, helping users optimize 3D printing and the benefits it can bring to their manufacturing processes.”

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

The ExOne Company, a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced that John A. Baliotti has joined the Company as Director of Marketing and Business Development.

Hans Sack, President of The ExOne Company, commented, “Benefiting from his background in aerospace engineering, John brings a deep understanding of manufacturing processes, part design and applications. As an equity analyst, he acquired a thorough knowledge of the additive manufacturing industry and formed solid relationships with its suppliers, customers and providers. John’s enthusiasm for additive manufacturing, his prominence in the industry and his analytical skills will strongly facilitate business opportunities for the Company.  John will be instrumental in our initiative to accelerate the adoption rate of our binder jetting technology. We are excited to welcome him to our talented team.”

Mr. Baliotti most recently served as a senior equity analyst with Janney Montgomery Scott, with emphasis on manufacturing technology and distribution, including coverage of the additive manufacturing sector.  Mr. Baliotti started his career as a design and analytical engineer with the Rotor Systems Division of Sikorsky Aircraft, a United Technologies Company.  He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Connecticut.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:24

ExOne Company Announces New President

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The ExOne Company announced that it has appointed Hans J. Sack to serve as President of the Company effective March 16, 2015.

Mr. Sack brings considerable experience in the metals and automotive industries.  Accordingly, he will apply a strong base of leadership in operational, commercial, geographic and strategic matters to ExOne.  In connection with this appointment, Mr. Sack resigned from the ExOne Board of Directors and as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee effective on March 10, 2015.  Concurrently, the Board reduced its size to seven members and appointed current director Raymond J. Kilmer to serve as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee.

ExOne Chairman and CEO, S. Kent Rockwell, commented, “During his tenure as Director, Hans has demonstrated a wealth of operational and strategic experience, leadership and keen judgment.  As President, he can be even more instrumental in the execution of our key strategic and operating plans for 2015 and beyond.  We are pleased to welcome him to our executive team.”

Mr. Sack served as a member of the ExOne Board of Directors and as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee from December 17, 2014 to March 10, 2015.  Mr. Sack also served as a Managing Director of HEADWATERS | SC, a private consulting firm, from 2013 to February 28, 2015.  In that position, he worked on client engagement matters relating to business growth, strategy development and implementation, operational improvement initiatives, and acquisition and consolidation strategies and related due diligence.

Prior to joining Headwaters, from 2010 to 2012, Mr. Sack served as President and CEO of Berg Steel Pipe Corp., the US subsidiary of Europipe GmbH, a global leader in large diameter pipe for oil and gas pipelines.  Prior thereto, he served as President and CEO of Latrobe Specialty Steel Company, a producer of aerospace metals and tool steels owned by private equity firms, from 2006 to 2009.  From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Sack was employed by The Timken Company‘s (NYSE: TKR) steel business, which is now known as TimkenSteel Corporation (NYSE:  TMST), serving in progressively challenging operational roles which lead to President and CEO of Timken Latrobe Steel in 1996 and becoming an officer of The Timken Company in 1998.

Mr. Sack received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Vincent College and its McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com/About-ExOne/Leadership/Management-Team

The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE), a global provider of three-dimensional printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced the upcoming availability of its largest 3D printing system, the Exerial™. The Exerial system demonstrates a considerable evolution in ExOne’s machine portfolio as the new printer allows customers to engage with the indirect printing technology for industrial series production, beyond the rapid prototyping and small batch production for which the company’s other systems are currently being used. ExOne will formally debut the Exerial machine at the GIFA International Foundry Trade Fair in Du¨sseldorf, Germany, on June 16-20, 2015.

“ExOne’s industrial customers are pressing for latter stage technology to address their production needs with a 3D printing system that supports higher volumes and automation for the industrial production environment. When the Exerial system rolls out this year, ExOne will have addressed the industrial-level solution, further separating binder-jetting as a more cost effective technology than other 3D printing solutions,” said S. Kent Rockwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for The ExOne Company. “While our machine R&D focus in 2014 concentrated more intently on this type of customer base, ExOne continues to address the growing needs of our rapid prototyping and low volume production customers with further improvements in our existing machine portfolio platforms – the S-Max™, S-Print™ and M-Flex™ – and through the development of additional binder sets and printing materials.”

The Exerial is unique compared to ExOne’s other indirect printing systems in that it contains multiple industrial stations that allow for continuous production and simultaneous processing. The Exerial is distinctly equipped with two job boxes, each 1.5 times larger than the single job box in ExOne’s next largest model, the S-Max. Notably, the Exerial system offers a total build platform of 3,168 liters and is expected to be capable of printing output rates nearly four times faster than the S-Max. The Exerial utilizes a new recoater system, multiple print heads and automation controls. As part of the development of the Exerial, the company has filed five patents related to machine design elements.

“We are investing in the latter stages of our R&D process for the Exerial as we respond to an initial purchase order of four machines,” said Rainer Hoechsmann, Chief Development Officer for The ExOne Company. “We expect to deliver the first beta machine and then the other three machines over the course of the first three quarters of this year, with additional commercial availability likely at the end of 2015 or early 2016.

”Employing ExOne’s binder jetting technology, the Exerial utilizes its multiple print heads to selectively dispense micro-droplets of specially-engineered binder into very thin layers of powdered material inside each of the two job boxes. Within the world of additive manufacturing, ExOne is distinctive in that it offers solutions that are focused on industrial users and applications, and the Exerial is the latest machine to serve that market, going beyond capabilities previously offered.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:39

ExOne Announces Six New 3D Printing Materials

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The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) announced that six additional materials are now printable in the company’s printing systems: Cobalt-Chrome, IN Alloy 718,  Iron-Chrome-Aluminum, 17-4 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel and Tungsten Carbide. Using ExOne’s printing systems – including the M-Flex™ and recently introduced Innovent™ – customers interested in 3D printing materials for their own product development are afforded the opportunity to utilize the wide variety of new materials, each offering unique properties and uses.

“ExOne developed the latest printable materials for our binder jetting process as a result of our expanding customer development programs,” said Rick Lucas, ExOne’s Chief Technology Officer. “Utilization of these materials in ExOne’s machines will allow our customers to advance our binder jetting applications with their technologies. The diversity of this group of printable materials demonstrates the breadth of industries that ExOne touches, including the aerospace, automotive, energy, foundry and medical markets – broadening our addressable market.”

The expansion of materials capable of printing in ExOne’s systems now includes:

  • Cobalt-Chrome (Co-Cr): Traditionally used in various fields where high wear-resistance is needed, including aerospace, cutlery, bearings and blades, Cobalt-Chrome alloy has recently received more attention for medical applications due to excellent resistant properties, high melting points and incredible strength at high temperatures.

  • IN Alloy 718: Commonly used for components in the aerospace, chemical and energy markets, with applications including gas turbine blades, filtration and separation, heat exchanger and molding processes, the alloy is desirable due to its oxidation and corrosion-resistant qualities, able to retain its strength even when subjected to extreme environments.

  • Iron-Chrome-Aluminum (FeCrAl): Offering superior properties as compared to the other alloys, Iron-Chrome-Aluminum alloys are widely used in electrical furnace, electrical oven, home appliance, electrical heater and infrared settings.

  • 17-4 Stainless Steel and 316 Stainless Steel: 17-4 and 316 Stainless Steel both have broad applications in the automotive, medical and general industry markets, used to produce a range of products, including surgical tools, metallic filters, pumps, impellers and structural automotive parts. Both grades are known for their excellent mechanical and corrosion resistance properties and cost-effectiveness.

  • Tungsten Carbide (WC): One of the hardest carbides with a melting point of 2770°C, Tungsten Carbide is mainly used in the production of high wear-resistant abrasives, carbide cutting tools (knives, drills and circular saws), and milling and turning tools used by the metalworking, woodworking, mining, petroleum and construction industries.

ExOne generally qualifies materials for production printing through customer partnerships at one of its research and development centers or in its eight worldwide production service centers (PSC). The company has previously qualified the following direct printed materials:
420 Stainless Steel infiltrated with Bronze; 316 Stainless Steel infiltrated with Bronze; Iron infiltrated with Bronze; IN Alloy 625; Bronze; Bonded Tungsten and Glass. The Company has also qualified Silica Sand and Ceramic Sand for indirect printing.

These qualified materials are distinguishable from printable materials in that they are commercially available for sale in industrial densities or for finished products printed at an ExOne PSC. ExOne manufactures and sells direct and indirect printing systems as well as printable and qualified materials, binder, cleaner and other consumables for use in its machines.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE), a global provider of three-dimensional printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced its latest 3D printing system, Innovent™, designed especially for research and education customers.

Innovent, ExOne’s industrial-grade, laboratory-sized machine, allows for testing material properties, specifically in educational institutions, research laboratories, and research and development (R&D) departments at commercial organizations. Innovent is uniquely designed in that it balances a specific build box for the technical qualification of materials with a smaller overall lab machine platform size, when compared to other industrial-grade 3D printers.

“Innovent expands upon ExOne’s lab machine offerings by allowing customers, whether they are educators or companies, the ability to qualify materials, an option not previously available in these types of 3D printers,” said S. Kent Rockwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for ExOne. “ExOne is improving its laboratory solution to help drive the overall industrial sector towards increased experience with and use of binder jetting 3D printing.”

Compared to the company’s previous lab model, Innovent offers a build volume that is eight times larger – measuring at 65mm x 160mm x 65mm. Similar to the company’s M-Flex™, Innovent’s software and mechanical components incorporate ExOne’s most up-to-date technology.

“Innovent was specifically designed to complement ExOne’s larger machine platforms, so those who are using Innovent for testing purposes can easily migrate to the larger M-Flex and M-Print™ when they are ready for larger scale prototyping or series production,” added Mr. Rockwell.

Innovent employs the ExOne approach to additive manufacturing, utilizing a print head to selectively dispense micro-droplets of specially-engineered binder into very thin layers of powdered metal. Within the world of additive manufacturing, ExOne is distinctive in that it offers solutions that are focused on industrial users and applications, and the Innovent is the latest machine to serve that market.

ExOne is offering Innovent as part of a complete system – also including an oven and furnace – at a competitive price point, opening a host of opportunities for the company as education and research-based customers can now more affordably use binder jetting 3D printing technology.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE) ("ExOne") announced that its research and development department, the ExOne Material Applications Laboratory (“ExMAL”), has qualified Inconel® alloy 625, a nickel-based alloy.  This introduction represents ExOne’s first single metal alloy for 3D printing industrial applications at more than 99 percent density, utilizing its binder jetting technology.

Inconel® alloy 625 is commonly used for components in the aerospace, chemical and energy markets, with applications including gas turbine blades, filtration and separation, heat exchanger and molding processes.  The metal is desirable due to its oxidation and corrosion-resistant qualities, able to retain its strength even when subjected to extreme environments such as high pressure or wide temperature ranges.  Inconel® alloy 625 has been qualified for use on ExOne’s M-Flex and X1-Lab 3D printing machines.  The Company expects to commercialize Inconel® alloy 625 around June 1, 2014.

Rick Lucas, ExOne’s Chief Technology Officer, commented, “Our qualification of the more than 99 percent dense Inconel® alloy 625 further validates ExOne’s binder jetting technology as a cost-effective 3D printing industrial solution.  Our machines provide higher volumetric output per unit of time compared with other metal 3D printing technologies, and greater flexibility for simultaneously printing multiple production parts.  We believe that the ability to directly print highly dense metal components increases our competitive edge with both subtractive manufacturers and other metal 3D printing technologies.”

The Company’s ExMAL group continues to partner with customers in researching a variety of printing materials.  This is part of its ongoing quest to increase ExOne’s portfolio of qualified metals to address a broader opportunity set of applications.  ExMAL is in various development stages with several metals, including titanium, which has produced excellent results in preliminary testing and printing research.  New materials combined with new product designs tailored to 3D printing will create disruptive market opportunities for customers and also expand the addressable market.  In accordance with its strategy, the Company continues to be in varying stages of qualifying additional industrial materials approximately every six months.

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products, materials and other services to industrial customers. ExOne’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its seven PSCs, which are located in the United States, Germany, and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE) ("ExOne" or "the Company"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced the planned opening of a new Production Service Center (“PSC”) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The location, consisting of a 17,240 square foot recently purchased facility, was selected due to its cost effectiveness and close proximity to the Southern California region, home to a significant amount of sand casting and cores business servicing the aerospace, automotive and energy sectors.  As ExOne’s fifth PSC in the U.S. and seventh PSC worldwide, operations are expected to commence in December.

David Burns, President and Chief Operating Officer of ExOne commented, “We have stated our intent to have 15 global PSCs by the end of 2015 and this location will mark another step toward our goal.  Strategically located PSCs facilitate the awareness of our 3D printing technology by our customers and prospects within our targeted verticals, such as those located in the Southern California region.  We have identified 163 foundries in the surrounding area of Las Vegas, making this location logistically ideal to service them.  We expect the addition of this facility will help to drive further revenue growth, consistent with our expansion strategy.”

ExOne’s other PSCs are located in North Huntingdon, PA; Troy, MI; Houston, TX; Auburn, WA; Augsburg, Germany; and Kanagawa, Japan.

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products, materials and other services to industrial customers. ExOne’s business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through its seven production service centers (“PSCs”), which are located in the United States, Germany and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated materials, including consumables and replacement parts, and other services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

The ExOne Company (Nasdaq:XONE) ("ExOne" or "the Company"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced that it added iron infiltrated with bronze as a new 3D printing material and has also increased its suite of binder solutions for its 3D printing process.

ExOne's strategy is to expand its direct metal printing capabilities to increase opportunities in the industrial marketplace. Iron is widely used in the manufacturing of machine tools, automotive parts and general support structures. Part of the reason for iron's popularity as an industrial product is its cost effectiveness. Manufacturing iron-based products using ExOne's 3D printing technology allows for the direct creation of more intricate products than traditional manufacturing processes, and creates a more cost effective alternative to current 3D printing materials such as stainless steel. ExOne believes that the addition of iron to its metal portfolio will be well received by customers in the traditional markets for iron. ExOne prioritized its development of iron infiltrated with bronze as a result of general customer interest and the breadth of the manufacturing market.

To further develop its reach into the molds and casting industry, ExOne has added phenolic and sodium silicate to its suite of binders for use in its 3D printing process. Phenolic binder, used with ceramic sand in the 3D printing of molds and cores, offers customers three benefits:

  • Casting higher heat alloys,
  • Creating a higher strength mold or core, and
  • Improving the quality of the casting due to reduced expansion of the mold or core.

These capabilities address challenges faced by the automotive, aviation, hydraulic/heavy equipment and pump industries.

ExOne believes that sodium silicate binder will appeal to casting houses that are in search of cleaner environmental processes. It is further believed that the use of sodium silicate will reduce or eliminate the release of fumes and gas in the casting process, helping to reduce costs associated with air ventilation, and electrical and maintenance equipment.

Rick Lucas, ExOne's Chief Technology Officer, commented, "We are excited to add iron infiltrated with bronze to our product offerings. We continue to focus on the development of our other metals and materials. We remain committed to releasing at least one new material every six months. Our priorities are defined by the needs of our current customers and as we uncover new opportunities with prospective customers."

ExOne's Material Applications Laboratory (ExMAL), currently has eleven other materials under various stages of development. ExOne has been focused on 3D printing for industrial customers since 2005.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

The ExOne Company ("ExOne"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The registration statement had previously been submitted on a confidential basis under the JOBS Act. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. An application will be made to list the common stock on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "XONE."

FBR Capital Markets & Co. is acting as the book-running manager for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained when available from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from FBR  Capital Markets & Co., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 1001 Nineteenth Street North, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Telephone: 703-312-9500, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A registration statement related to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers. ExOne's business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre-production collaboration and prints products through Production Service Centers, which are located in the United States, Germany and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated products, including consumables and replacement parts, and services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including, among others, risks impacting the ability of ExOne to complete any public offering of its securities because of general market conditions or other factors.

For more information, visit: www.exone.com

Monday, 10 September 2012 11:20

ExOne Announces New M-FLEX 3D Printer

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The Ex One Company (ExOne), the leading additive manufacturing company for the industrial sector, introduced its newest state-of-the-art 3D printer today in advance of the 2012 International Machine Technology Show in Chicago, September 10-15. The M-FLEX 3D Printing System – on display in the Additive Manufacturing area of the IMTS Emerging Technology Center (Booth N-650 in the North Building) – 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.

"We've made tremendous strides in 3D printing in the last decade and what our machines can do today is simply remarkable. We are printing engine castings for helicopters and replacing broken pumps in oil fields in days – not months," said Dave Burns, President of ExOne. "The M-FLEX continues our leadership in developing the 3D printing technology that has made additive manufacturing the most compelling advanced technology used in industry today."

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.

The M-FLEX employs the ExOne approach to additive manufacturing, utilizing a print head to distribute binder into beds of specially prepared and formulated materials. Within the world of additive manufacturing, ExOne is distinctive in that it offers solutions that are focused upon industrial users and applications, and the M-FLEX is the latest machine to serve that market.

ExOne will also be exhibiting at IMTS in the North Building (Booth N-6144) where they will be showcasing their capabilities with 3D printing showing some of the largest sand molds and cores ever created with additive manufacturing. Also on display will be components manufactured with their Orion™ short-pulse laser system with state-of-the-art beam manipulation which permits the fabrication of complex shapes, including direct and inverse taper.

For more information, visit: www.ExOne.com

Additive manufacturing is exploding on the manufacturing scene as leading companies are transitioning from “analog” to “digital” manufacturing  in order to recognize cost saving and design benefits not possible through traditional manufacturing , said Dave Burns, President and COO of ExOne.

As the leading additive manufacturing company for the industrial manufacturing sector, ExOne works with a blue-chip roster of clients that include BMW, Sikorsky, Caterpillar and Ford. It has implemented additive manufacturing into the production processes at these and other leading industrial companies around the world.

“Major global companies have recognized that additive manufacturing can significantly reduce costs while offering design freedoms not previously possible and have begun to implement the technology into their manufacturing processes,” Burns said.  “Additive manufacturing is a truly disruptive technology.”

3D Printing on an Industrial Scale

Additive manufacturing uses three-dimensional printing to transform engineering design files into fully functional and durable objects created from sand, metal or glass. This advanced manufacturing process starts with a computer-aided design (CAD) file that conveys information about how the finished product is supposed to look.  The CAD file is then sent to a specialized printer where the product is created by the repeated laying of finely powdered material (sand, metal or glass) and binder to gradually build the finished product.

Since it works in a similar fashion as an office printer laying ink on paper, this process is often referred to as 3D printing. The 3D printers can create a vast range of products for a host of industrial segments, including parts for use in airplanes and automobiles, to replace aging or broken industrial equipment, or for precise components for medical needs. Manufacturers across several industries are also using this form of digital manufacturing to produce engine components for automotive applications, impellers and blades for aerospace use, patternless sand molds for pumps used in the oil and energy industry, and medical prosthetics which require easily adaptable design modifications.

“The moment is now for additive manufacturing; it delivers real benefits to manufacturing companies,” added Burns. “It has robust capabilities for a range of industries including aerospace, automotive and energy.  It’s no wonder The Economist has already predicted that ‘factories of the future will have 3D printers working alongside milling machines, presses, foundries and plastic injection molding equipment in the business of making things.’”

The Next Industrial Revolution

There are tremendous cost advantages to using additive manufacturing. There is little to no waste in creating objects through additive manufacturing, as they are precisely built by adding material layer by layer. In traditional manufacturing, objects are created in a subtractive manner as metals are trimmed and shaped to fit together properly. The subtractive manufacturing process creates substantial waste that can be harmful to the environment. Additive manufacturing is a very energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly manufacturing option.

Industries looking to cut costs, to improve productivity and efficiency, to speed product development, and to spur creativity can introduce additive manufacturing in a variety of ways, from product prototyping to actual printing of component parts.

With reduced costs, improved efficiency, rapid prototyping characteristics and freedom from the constraints of design parameters of subtractive manufacturing, additive manufacturing fosters a new level of creativity. From a design standpoint, what wasn’t physically possible in the past – from engine blocks to precision prosthetics – is now possible through additive manufacturing, leading many to believe additive manufacturing carries the promise of the next industrial revolution.

For more information, visit: www.ExOne.com

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