Xact Metal launches XM300 system for industrial grade metal Additive Manufacturing

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November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017

Xact Metal launches XM300 system for industrial grade metal 3D printing

Graphic depicting the build chamber of the XM300 system (Courtesy Xact Metal)

Xact Metal, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, has launched the XM300, a mid-sized, industrial grade metal Additive Manufacturing system. The XM300 was launched during formnext 2017 and offers a large build volume of 254 x 330 x 330 mm (10 x 13 x 13 in). According to Xact Metal, it is designed for large-part development and production use.

“The XM300 uses patent-pending Xact Core™ technology, a highly scalable gantry system platform that allows light, simple mirrors to move quickly and consistently above the powder bed on the X-Y axis,” explained Matt Woods, CTO of Xact Metal. “It’s equipped with two or four high-precision independent fibre lasers, meaning that parts can be printed up to four times faster. The system also has twin feed chambers, which lowers build time and increases productivity.”

“Our machine uses two translating mirrors that deflect the beam to different locations without varying the angles of incidence, keeping the beam orthogonal to the entire build surface,” he continued. “This generates uniform part properties without compromising on effective fusing speed of up to 1.5 m/sec.”

Juan Mario Gomez, CEO of Xact Metal, stated, “Priced between $400,000–$600,000 USD depending on the number of lasers, we are confident that the XM300 will create a new benchmark for price and performance in the metal Additive Manufacturing industry, boosting adoption rate of metal 3D printing across many industries. In addition, the XM300’s small size reduces overall space requirements on the manufacturing floor, allowing for easy installation, handling and maintenance.”

Xact Metal filed a utility patent for its Xact Core technology in May 2017. Shipments for the XM300 are scheduled to begin in Autumn 2018.

www.xactmetal.com

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November 14, 2017

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