Xact Metal, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, has launched the XM200G, a highly configurable metal Additive Manufacturing machine. With single- or dual-laser options, the XM200G is reported to offer metal Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB), with industrial speed and performance, at a more affordable price point.
The XM200G is based on the design of the Xact Metal XM200C metal AM machine, but uses a high-performance galvanometer system. This new architecture allows faster manufacturing times and supports multiple lasers.
“With pricing beginning at a US MSRP [manufacturer’s suggested retail price] of $90,000 dollars, the XM200G family is ideal for printing parts where high-performance applications and print speed are critical,” stated Juan Mario Gomez, CEO of Xact Metal. “The introduction of the XM200G is another example of how Xact Metal continues to combine the requirements of metal Powder Bed Fusion and breakthrough technology to establish a new level of price and performance for Additive Manufacturing.”
To increase build speeds, the XM200G provides the option of using two lasers with either a 100% overlapping work area (100 µm spot size) or a 66% overlapping work area (50 µm spot size).
With a large 150 x 150 x 150 mm build volume, the XM200G can be configured to match different applications, and has options for a 100, 200 or 400 W fibre lasers, a water-cooled galvanometer, and a glovebox to ease powder handling with an integrated powder handling system.
“XM200G printers tailor to customers starting their entry into metal 3D printing in various applications, including product development, tooling manufacturing, metal powder bed research and educational,” Gomez continued. “Xact Metal aims to further expand the use of metal 3D printing in multiple industries including aerospace, automotive, and general manufacturing.”
Xact Metal also announced that its XM200C metal AM machine is now available with a US MSRP of $65,000 dollars.
Gomez added, “We are very excited to offer a starting MSRP of $65,000 for our XM200C metal 3D printer to allow more customers to benefit from metal laser Powder Bed Fusion technology. This is another example of how Xact Metal continues to combine the requirements of metal powder bed fusion and breakthrough technology to establish a new level of price and performance for Additive Manufacturing.”