Exponential Technologies Ltd. (xT), based in Riga, Latvia, has entered a partnership with metal Additive Manufacturing company ProtoShape 3D Printing AG, Neuenegg, Switzerland, to further validate and improve the xT AMi platform. xT AMi aims to accelerate the industrialisation of AM and reduce barriers to deploying AM technologies at scale.
ProtoShape will be one of the first beta users of the xT AMi platform, utilising it for the company’s AM parameter development while providing feedback to the xT team. Founded in 2012, ProtoShape provides Additive Manufacturing with metals using the Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) process. The company is ISO9001:2015 certified and has serial production ongoing for industrial gas turbine parts with the full post-machining and quality inspection mandate.
“It is a great pleasure to collaborate with Exponential Technologies at the forefront of innovation thanks to their promising R&D AI solution,” stated Loïc Bonsack, Additive Manufacturing Engineer, ProtoShape. “ProtoShape looks forward to implementing the xT AMI solution on the next process optimisation to increase efficiency in such resource consuming research projects.”
Further partnerships for the xT AMi platform are to be revealed soon and will include machine, test device and material manufacturers, software companies and end users. The first stable beta-version of the platform will be presented at Formnext 2021, which is scheduled to take place in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 16–19.
Matthias Kaiser, CEO of xT, commented, “The aim of the xT AMi platform is that every user with or without AM, programming or statistical knowledge can use it fast and efficiently. That means the most important aspect of the platform is its usability. This makes early feedback of actual users of the platform crucially important for its success. We are happy to gain with ProtoShape such an experienced partner in the field of Powder Bed Fusion and look forward to their constructive feedback.”