Stratasys sneaks out word of its metals 3D printing technology

Published 28 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, manufacturing, hp, stratasys, aerospace, additive manufacturing, metals, aluminium

Stratasys’ jetting technology is primed to deliver metals 3D printed parts - though will it resemble anything like its J750 3D printer?

Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform, designed internally to become a viable manufacturing technology to ‘displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing’.

In development over the past few years, the process is said to incorporate the company’s proprietary jetting technology - aiming to overcoming material limitations of currently available metal-based additive manufacturing systems.

Beginning with Aluminium parts, the goal is an economically competitive cost-per-part and throughput, with easy to implement post-processing and high part quality.

“We are extremely excited to announce our development of this new additive manufacturing platform, targeting short-run production applications for a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, machining, and metal foundries,” said Stratasys CEO Ilan Levin.

“We believe that this platform will meaningfully expand our addressable markets for the long term and provide our customers with an effective means to realise the values of additive manufacturing for powder metallurgy applications.”

The Company will unveil further details about this new technology next month at the Rapid + TCT 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, in Texas, USA.


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