Manufacturers can now easily access Exone’s industrial binder jetting systems to create 3D printed sand moulds and cores
The ExOne Company, a global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, announced the formation of a Sand 3D Printing Network in North America, which will allow the manufacturers from aerospace, automotive, agricultural and other sectors to access its range of industrial binder jetting systems to 3D print sand moulds and cores for high-value metal casting projects.
SAND 3D PRINTING NETWORK
This new sand 3D printing network is powered by more than 40 industrial binder jetting systems across United States, Canada and Mexico. The systems are largely owned by premium pattern shops and foundries. The fleet majorly consists of ExOne’s S-Max and S-Print systems that can provide a quick turnaround on high-quality 3D sand moulds and cores, usually within 3-5 days.
Customers seeking to find a network partner near their location can visit the ExOne website to locate the same.
Speaking about the newly formed sand 3D printing network, John Hartner, ExOne CEO explained, “The new ExOne Sand 3D Printing network can help manufacturers easily locate an ExOne sand 3D printer that best meets their needs. What’s more, our network can help ensure a steady supply of sand moulds and cores for metal castings, especially during a crisis, as well as enable reshoring of key parts that may be difficult to ship during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
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Aside from speed, ExOne’s sand 3D printing network offers manufacturers a number of additional benefits as mentioned below:
- Sand cores can often be 3D printed as a monolithic unit – eliminating the labor, error and scrap that comes with assembling separate cores into a single piece prior to casting
- 3D printing enables manufacturers to overcome traditional design restraints and easily iterate breakthrough new designs with ease
- New 3D-enabled rigging, riser and gating designs can ensure a high quality casting that can be simulated and often completed in a single pour
- 3D printed moulds and cores are a digital manufacturing process and do not require the expensive creation, storage or repair of patterns or moulds for later reuse
The ExOne Sand 3D Printing Network can support a wide range of foundry materials, including aluminum, bronze, copper, nickel-based alloys, iron, magnesium, steels, titanium and zinc.
ExOne’s premium OneCast support service can also provide design assistance for sand moulds and cores, as well as additional simulation services to help ensure a done-in-one casting.
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