Uniformity Labs to qualify steel binder jetting powders for Desktop Metallic & ExOne 3D printing programs
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Uniformity Labs to qualify steel binder jetting powders for Desktop Metallic & ExOne 3D printing programs

Desktop Metallic and Uniformity Labs have formally introduced their partnership to develop ultra-low porosity steel powders for binder jetting know-how.

The businesses revealed their collaboration on the event of an aluminium 6061 powder earlier this 12 months and have reiterated their plans to qualify the fabric on the Desktop Metallic Manufacturing System and scale manufacturing for business launch. As their partnership expands, they will even place their concentrate on stainless steels, nickel-based superalloys and different aluminium supplies. Already, a number of commercially out there supplies for the Store System have already been certified.

Uniformity Labs’ patented supplies know-how is claimed to output powders with faucet densities as much as 85% that sinter to full density and are ‘considerably extra flowable than powders of comparable dimension.’ By spreading uniformly throughout the print mattress on the highest relative density, the supplies exhibit low half shrinkage in binder jetting and are able to producing components with glorious materials properties and floor finishes.

Working with Desktop Metallic, Uniformity Labs will concentrate on qualifying optimised binder jetting powders completely for Desktop Metallic’s Manufacturing and Store Programs, in addition to the 3D printing platforms acquired via its takeover of ExOne. Collectively, they may examine powder and binder interactions and can launch print profiles with absolutely characterises mechanical properties for varied supplies. To assist this endeavour, Uniformity Labs has put in a number of Desktop Metallic programs, together with a Store System and a Manufacturing System P-1 at its Fremont, CA services.

“We’re excited to unveil this strategic partnership with Uniformity Labs, which is pioneering supplies options that may advance the AM trade,” commented Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metallic. “Binder jetting powders processed with Uniformity Labs know-how allow unmatched mechanical properties and may additional enhance the economics of printing. We look ahead to collaborating with the Uniformity Labs crew to optimize binder jetting powders completely for Desktop Metallic’s AM 2.0 options and supply our prospects with built-in choices together with {hardware}, software program, and supplies that allow sturdy adoption of AM for mass manufacturing.”

“This partnership strengthens our ongoing collaboration with Desktop Metallic to supply unimaginable worth for its prospects trying to undertake next-generation AM options,” added Adam Hopkins, Founder, and CEO of Uniformity Labs. “We’re thrilled to proceed our work with Desktop Metallic to qualify our high-performance, engineered powders that ship superior mechanical properties, floor end, and half reliability.”

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