May 19, 2014
3D printing machine and products provider ExOne has added Inconel alloy 625 to its offerings.
Inconel alloy 625 is often used for aerospace, chemical and energy industry components. Applications include gas turbine blades, filtration and separation, heat exchanger and molding processes. It possesses corrosion and oxidation-resistant qualities, and can retain its strength while subjected to extreme environments, ExOne states. It is also a single metal alloy that is more than 99% dense.
This alloy is certified to use on the M-Flex and X1-Lab 3D printing machines, and will be commercialized near June 1.
Rick Lucas, ExOne’s chief technology officer, commented, “Our qualification of the more than 99% dense Inconel alloy 625 further validates ExOne’s binder jetting technology as a cost-effective 3D printing industrial solution. Our machines provide higher volumetric output per unit of time compared with other metal 3D printing technologies, and greater flexibility for simultaneously printing multiple production parts. We believe that the ability to directly print highly dense metal components increases our competitive edge with both subtractive manufacturers and other metal 3D printing technologies.”
For more information, visit ExOne.
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