ExOne expands to stainless steel

ExOne has announced that 304L stainless steel is qualified as printable material on its printers, through the company’s Production Service Center in North Huntingdon, PA.

Being a global provider of 3D printing machines, materials and services to industrial customers, ExOne explains that 304L is now the latest high-density, single alloy material to be offered, however the company has had 316L available since 2017. 

ExOne’s binder jetting 3D printing technology will allow users to 3D print complex parts that can’t be done with traditional subtractive manufacturing methods, while still maintaining a low manufacturing cost.

“Using 304L is another example of our binder jet 3D printers being used to make high-density, single alloy components for use in a multitude of industries,” says Rick Lucas, chief technology officer at ExOne. “By using the same metal powders that are used in the metal injection moulding industry, we are able to quickly develop materials that meet MPIF (Metal Powder Industries Federation) Standard 35, and cost significantly less than parts produced using other 3D technologies such as powder bed fusion technologies.”

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