MX3D, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has announced the commissioning of an M1 Metal AM System at the Additive Manufacturing Campus of BMW Group in Munich, Germany. This commission will allow BMW Group to explore the potential of Robotic Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), a wire-based Directed Energy Deposition (DED) process.
The acquisition is reported to be a follow-up to a series of successful research & development projects at BMW Group, undertaken in collaboration with MX3D.
“The BMW Group’s M1 acquisition shows that the founding mission of MX3D – to scale up and industrialise 3D metal printing, in order to make it available to high impact industries – is becoming a reality,” stated Gijs van der Velden, CEO, MX3D.
The MX3D M1 Metal AM System allows customers to additively manufacture large-scale metal components from every weldable alloy. This setup integrates MetalXL, MX3D’s dedicated WAAM solution, providing users with the full Additive Manufacturing workflow from design to build in one go, including advanced process control, monitoring and analytics.