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ExOne Reveals Advanced InnoventPro Metal Binder Jetting System Concept

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The InnoventPro will be the world’s most advanced entry-level metal binder jetting system

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Above: The InnoventPro metal binder jetting system/Image Source: The ExOne Company

The ExOne Company, the global leader in industrial sand and metal binder jetting 3D printers, revealed a detailed concept rendering of the InnoventPro, a metal binder jetting system. The InnoventPro will be the world’s most advanced entry-level binder jetting system for printing metals, ceramics and composites. 

ExOne CEO John Hartner said, “Customers around the world already love the Innovent+, and based on their feedback, we’re going to give them an updated entry-level system that’s bigger, faster and smarter than ever.”

InnoventPro Metal Binder Jetting System

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Above: Detailed rendering of the InnoventPro/Image Source: The ExOne Company

The InnoventPro will be a major upgrade of the Innovent+, the world’s best-selling metal binder jetting system since 2016. The InnoventPro will offer two new build sizes, a 3-liter and a 5-liter, with print speeds topping 700 cc/hour. The updated metal binder jetting system is aimed at academics, researchers, and a full spectrum of manufacturers, from machine and MIM shops to high-volume producers, who want to produce metal parts quickly, affordably and sustainably.

Siemens Digital Industries will serve as an Industry 4.0 collaboration partner on the production version of the machine, to be unveiled in the second half of 2021. An incentive program for the InnoventPro will be offered to customers who buy an Innovent+ prior to commercial availability of the new system. 

The new InnoventPro will feature the ExOne’s recirculating printhead modules used on the X1 25Pro® and X1 160Pro™ metal 3D printers, allowing users to easily scale up from R&D to high-volume production.

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Above: ExOne binder jetting family/Image Source: The ExOne Company

First patented in 2018, with related patents pending worldwide, ExOne’s “inkjet-printable nanoparticle suspensions” are slated for commercial deployment in the InnoventPro. This all-new class of ExOne NanoFuse binders advances the field of binder jet 3D printing in critical ways. 

Because nanoparticles fill in the interstices between powder bed particles and can bond at lower temperatures, they enable stronger green parts. In turn, this enables 3D printing of larger parts and finer features, delivering sharper corners and edges. These new binders can also improve the resolution and sinterability of high-demand metals, such as copper and aluminum.

Rick Lucas, ExOne CTO and VP, New Markets, said, “The InnoventPro and new NanoFuse binders show how ExOne continues to lead the way in commercial development of binder jetting. Just as the current Innovent+ served as the proving ground for our patented Triple ACT system, which now delivers industry-leading quality in metal binder jetting, the InnoventPro will offer groundbreaking new features in a commercial system. Our patented approach to 3D printing particulate inks in a print bed is opening new doors in binder jetting.” 

ExOne is organising a webinar about NanoFuse on the 4th of November, at 9 a.m. Details are available Here.


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