XERION’s Factory XS now operational at US Naval Surface Warfare Center

EquipmentNews
May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024

XERION’s Fusion Factory XS system has been successfully commissioned and is now operational at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carde-rock Division (Courtesy XERION Berlin Laboratories)
XERION’s Fusion Factory XS system has been successfully commissioned and is now operational at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carde-rock Division (Courtesy XERION Berlin Laboratories)

XERION Berlin Laboratories GmbH, Berlin, Germany, has announced that its Fusion Factory XS metal Additive Manufacturing, debinding and sintering system has been successfully commissioned and is now operational at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carde-rock Division (NSWC-CD) in West Bethesda, Maryland.

“We are extremely pleased to have a fully operational Fusion Factory XS, our most compact industrial metal 3D printing, debinding and sintering system, at the NSWC-CD,” said XERION’s chief executive officer Marcus Ortloff.

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The order, valued at $300,000, was facilitated directly to XERION from the US Navy through the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering’s (OUSD(RE)) Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program, with payments structured in stages corresponding to manufacture, delivery and installation milestones.

The FCT Program project is a joint effort with the US Army Futures Command’s Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Armaments Center (AFC-DEVCOM AC), United States Marine Corps (USMC), and US Navy.

The effectiveness of the US ‘Scale up’ strategy, is enabling XERION to advance the establishment of systems in the US. “The successful commissioning of this system is a clear demonstration of the effectiveness of our US ‘Scale-up’ strategy,” Ortloff added.

This initiative from XERION aims to accelerate the adoption of XERION’s advanced Additive Manufacturing technologies across various sectors, including US defence, federal, and corporate domains.

“The US Department of Defense is working to rapidly adopt advanced manufacturing technologies to establish sovereign defence supply chains that are resilient, competitive, and sustainable. Our Fusion Factory XS stands alone as a sinter-based AM system capable of operation on an Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), something which is crucial for the USMC, US Army, and US Navy,” said Ortloff.

XERION has a particular focus on bolstering the US Department of Defense industrial base and believes that it will be able to pursue further opportunities typically limited to companies with US-based operations, given the sensitive nature of such projects.

“The US Navy’s decision to install a XERION XS system at their facilities demonstrates their confidence in XERION’s advanced manufacturing technology and its ability to support the US Navy industrial base,” Ortloff concluded.

www.xerion.de

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