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ExOne unveils the X1 Powder Grip for InnoventPro metal powders

Siemens is the inaugural customer for the new InnoventPro entry-level metal binder jet 3D printer

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The ExOne Company unveiled the X1 Powder Grip, an ergonomically friendly 2-liter powder container that’s part of an innovative powder management system for the all-new InnoventPro metal 3D printer. The global premiere of this new system is slated for Formnext 2021, to be held Nov. 16-19 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The InnoventPro 3L is the world’s most advanced entry-level model for metal binder jetting, designed to take the easy-to-use features of the popular Innovent+ with patented Triple ACT advanced compaction technology and offer them a bigger build area and the best speed and cutting-edge technology features of ExOne’s production-ready printers, such as the X1 25Pro and X1 160Pro.

The X1 Powder Grip is part of a comprehensive new powder management system for the InnoventPro. To load metal powder into the new machine, a user positions two easy-to-use X1 Powder Grip containers, which weigh about 20 pounds each when fully loaded with 316L stainless steel, into a powder hopper at the rear of the machine with an easy quarter-turn. After the powder release valve is opened, a conveyance system lifts the powder hopper from a loading position into the build area for recoating and printing. The X1 Powder Grip is also designed to be seamlessly used for powder reclamation and reuse with an all-new depowdering station that pairs with the InnoventPro.

ExOne’s binder jet 3D printing transforms powdered materials (metal, sand, or ceramic) into highly dense and functional precision parts at high speeds. An industrial printhead selectively deposits a binder into a bed of powder particles creating a solid part one thin layer at a time. When printing metals, the final bound metal part must be sintered in a furnace to fuse the particles together into a solid object. ExOne now delivers high densities of greater than 97% for most metals, in line with Metal Injection Molding or gravity castings. Binder jet 3D printing technology is viewed as a desirable and sustainable production method, largely because of its high speed, low waste, and cost, as well as material flexibility.

ExOne unveiled the X1 Powder Grip that’s part of a powder management system for InnoventPro metal 3D printer

Siemens is the first customer

Siemens is the first to place an advance purchase for the InnoventPro 3L metal 3D printer. The system features Siemens controls, which integrate with the printer drives, motors, sensors, as well as Siemens MindSphere IoT operating system, which powers ExOne’s Scout machine monitoring and analysis app.

“We’re very excited to feature the InnoventPro in our Technology Collaboration Hub, and we look forward to demonstrating how to integrate advanced additive manufacturing systems such as the InnoventPro into our end-to-end Digital Thread,” said Tim Bell, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Industry, Inc. The CATCH facility will leverage Siemens advanced hardware automation and software tools to continue the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

Siemens will use the InnoventPro at its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH) located in Charlotte, North Carolina to develop materials and processes before taking them to scale on the X1 160Pro.

“ExOne is proud to continue offering Siemens technologies in our production-ready metal binder jetting systems, and we’re delighted that Siemens has purchased our new InnoventPro for its own manufacturing use,” said John Hartner, ExOne’s CEO. “Siemens technology continues to deliver important integration value to our production customers, and we’re confident our printer will deliver important manufacturing value to their operations as well.”

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Andrea has always loved reading and writing. He started working in an editorial office as a sports journalist in 2008, then the passion for journalism and for the world of communication in general, allowed him to greatly expand his interests, leading to several years of collaborations with several popular online newspapers. Andrea then approached 3D printing, impressed by the great potential of this new technology, which day after the day pushed him to learn more and more about what he considers a real revolution that will soon be felt in many fields of our daily life.

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