The ExOne Company, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, is to partner with Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing marketplace headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, to provide its metal Binder Jetting (BJT) Additive Manufacturing services.
ExOne explains that its BJT will offer Xometry customers a fast and cost-effective way to additively manufacture metal prototypes and production parts. With binder jetting, an inkjet printhead quickly deposits a bonding agent onto a thin layer of powdered particles either metal, sand, ceramics or composites. This process is repeated, layer by layer, using a map from a digital design file, until the object is complete.
According to ExOne, the company will be the exclusive provider of Binder Jetting services in Xometry’s recently-launched Digital RFQ Marketplace. ExOne currently additively manufactures more than twenty materials, including 316L and 17-4PH stainless steels, Inconel 718 and M2 tool steel.
“ExOne is proud to offer our metal 3D printing services to Xometry customers,” stated John Hartner, ExOne’s CEO. “Our industrial binder jet machines can truly take products from prototyping all the way to final production with a single process that is fast, affordable and sustainable.”
Randy Altschuler, Xometry’s CEO, commented, “We’re excited to offer Binder Jetting to expand the range of services our customer base can get from Xometry’s new Digital RFQ Marketplace. ExOne is a true innovator in Additive Manufacturing and we believe this partnership is a big win for our customers.”