The ExOne Company has announced its newest system, the X1 25PRO™. Combining the fine Metal Injection Moulding powder capability of ExOne’s INNOVENT+™ machine with production volume capability, the new X1 25PRO™ is said to be positioned to address the needs of MIM, Powder Metallurgy, and manufacturing customers seeking a larger platform solution for producing parts in a production environment.
The new X1 25PRO™ offers customers the ability to produce fine quality parts from a variety of materials including: 316L, 304 L, and 17-4PH stainless steels; Inconel 718® and 625; M2 and H11 tool steels; cobalt chrome; copper; tungsten carbide cobalt; and many others.
Rick Lucas, ExOne’s Chief Technology Officer, stated, “We are pleased to bring the new X1 25PRO™ to market to satisfy the needs of industry for high quality, functional, production-volume parts. ExOne has a pioneering legacy of being on the cutting edge of introducing materials and processes using binder jetting.”
“We currently have machines installed in customer facilities in more than twenty countries around the globe and we are proud to bring innovations like the X1 25PRO™ to realisation. Our X1 25PRO™ is the first of two machines that we are introducing by the end of the first half of 2019, utilising our state-of-the-art patent pending MIM powder processing machine technologies. We believe these new production machines will be the most flexible and highest performing binder jetting machines in the market,” added Lucas.
The X1 25PRO™ allows customers of ExOne’s INNOVENT+™ platform to scale up to a mid-size production platform using the same powder metallurgy standard powders they are currently using. Orders are now being accepted, with systems expected to be delivered starting late 2019.