ESPRIT CAM successfully tested for Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing

February 26, 2021

As printed (left) and sintered (right) 40 mm impeller designed by Cetim, prepared with ESPRIT CAM and additively manufactured on Digital Metal equipment (Courtesy Cetim/ESPRIT CAM)

DP Technology, Camarillo, California, USA, developer of the ESPRIT CAM system, a computer-aided manufacturing software that supports a variety of CNC machines, reports that, through its existing partnership with France’s Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (Cetim), it has successfully tested the ESPRIT CAM system with Binder Jetting (BJT) Additive Manufacturing.

In 2020, teams from ESPRIT continued to develop products to enhance the support of AM technologies and released a new feature that adds support to several new slice formats such as 3MF and Binary CLI, further improving interoperability between software and machines.

ESPRIT already supports both Direct Energy Deposition (DED) and Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) Additive Manufacturing with products that have been tested and validated by industrial partners. Relying on an established collaboration with Cetim, ESPRIT teams validated the support of Binder Jetting.

By preparing data in ESPRIT Additive Suite products, Cetim was able to build a job made of six impeller parts with a BJT machine from Digital Metal, part of Sweden’s Höganäs group.

Although ESPRIT additive support for BJT technology is not yet commercially available, the company states that this success demonstrates what’s possible when both teams collaborate closely.

“We used the ESPRIT Additive PBF product to slice the 3D model and produce a compatible file format that would be readable by Digital Metal’s machine,” stated Clement Girard, ESPRIT’s Additive Product Manager. “All data preparation was done using a version of ESPRIT Additive PBF that’s still in development.”

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