ExOne announces a material collaboration with Sandvik

The ExOne Company a global provider of three-dimensional (“3Dâ€?) printing machines, 3D printed products, and services to industrial customers, announced a further strengthened material collaboration with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, a division in the high-tech global engineering Sandvik Group.

The material collaboration leverages ExOne’s knowledge of binder jetting print machines and processes with Sandvik’s leading capabilities in materials technology, metal powders, different AM-processes for metals – and world-leading post-processing technologies like machining and heat treatment. The purpose of the collaboration is to create a leading edge process solution that can be offered to a broad industrial customer base.

The material collaboration will focus on qualifying and optimizing Sandvik’s OspreyTM metal powders with ExOne’s binder jetting machines. The collaboration will include studying powder and binder interactions, developing 3D machine process settings, and creating post-processing heat treatments for various materials, initially including stainless steels, tool steels, and nickel alloys.

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