Desktop Metal adds X-Series Binder Jetting machines to its metal and ceramic offering

March 7, 2022

Desktop Metal has incorporated the X-Series line of Binder Jetting machines into its metal and ceramic Additive Manufacturing offering (Courtesy Desktop Metal)

Desktop Metal, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has added the X-Series line of Binder Jetting (BJT) machines for metal and ceramic powders. The new line is derived from the acquisition of the ExOne Company and is planned to be offered with Desktop Metal’s build preparation and sintering simulation software applications.

The company states the X-Series line offers a differentiated approach to Binder Jetting enabled by patented Triple ACT — an advanced compaction technology for dispensing, spreading and compacting powders during the BJT process. This open material platform architecture is said to be capable of binding together a wide range of powders with a D50 of 3–100 ­µm.

The line can also reportedly deliver tight dimensional tolerances and densities of 97–99% or greater — in line with or surpassing Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) or gravity castings and surface roughness values as low as 4 µm (Ra) can be achieved directly out of the furnace. Desktop Metal now offers three X-Series models which include the InnoventX™, X25Pro™ and the X160Pro™.

“Desktop Metal’s X-Series printers give customers more choices than ever when it comes to binder jet Additive Manufacturing,” stated Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal Co-founder and CEO. “Our team is moving aggressively to drive Additive Manufacturing into mass production through a focused strategy of production-capable printers, high-performance materials, and key applications. Binder Jetting is the key technology that enables all the benefits Additive Manufacturing has to offer at scale, from reduced waste to more efficient, lower-risk supply chains.”

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