- Plans to build a full-scale factory are underway as customer demand surpasses pilot factory production targets; accelerates reshoring and decarbonized manufacturing with zero-emission process
Seurat Technologies, the leader in 3D metal printing that is improving manufacturing for people and the environment, announced three Letters of Intent (LOI) from global manufacturers who have ordered 25 tons of 3D printed metal parts.
These LOIs require the expansion of Seurat’s pilot facility’s manufacturing capacity into additional full-scale production factories. Seurat expects its first production factory to be around 100,000 square feet in size and capable of producing more than 500 tons of metal parts per year. It will also be based in the Boston area and run entirely on renewable energy.
Seurat’s Area Printing technology, as an all-electric process, has established itself as a pioneer in green manufacturing transitions.
25 tons of 3D Printed metal parts
The ordered 3D printed metal parts will be used for tooling, energy, transportation, and other purposes, in the industrial sector. Qualification for these programs is currently underway, with high-volume production scheduled for next year.
“Manufacturing must be closer to the customer. Having products produced in a faraway factory has clearly failed to be the best economic and environmental approach. Our novel Area Printing process can scale to outcompete traditional manufacturing in every way – cost, quality, and volume, while also reducing our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. High volume orders of this magnitude are historic for the 3D metal printing industry and a tremendous step forward for the decarbonization of manufacturing.”– James DeMuth, co-founder and CEO of Seurat Technologies
The historic Inflation Reduction Act, as well as the CHIPS and Science Act, represent a national movement to spur regional and economic growth while combating climate change. Manufacturing is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, accounting for 22% of total emissions in the United States, excluding the impact of shipping parts around the world. Businesses require innovative solutions to reduce their carbon footprint and build a more resilient supply chain.
“Seurat’s factory deployment model enables contract manufacturing to happen closer to the customer which is highly attractive to the auto industry. Seurat’s 3D printing process has the potential to produce high volume parts at cost-parity to overseas manufacturing which will provide tremendous relief to supply chains.”– Gero Corman, head of digital innovation for group production at Volkswagen AG
Sustainable Manufacturing with Seurat’s Area Printing technology
Unlike traditional additive manufacturing, Seurat’s Area Printing uses a powerful laser with over 2.3 million pixels—similar to brush strokes—to micro-weld thin metal powder layers to the area beneath it, producing entire renderings in a single defined area.
The mission of Seurat is to use clean energy in all of its global factory deployments. Seurat believes that by 2025, it will be possible to deploy factories powered by a renewable microgrid. Seurat’s Area Printing will compete with traditional manufacturing technologies such as machining, casting, and forging, reducing GHG emissions from waste material and related production energy requirements, as well as freight, transportation, and warehousing. Seurat’s carbon footprint forecast has been validated in accordance with ISO 14064 standards.
According to the 2022 Wohlers Report, the global metal manufacturing economy is estimated to be $14.2 trillion, but additive manufacturing (AM) accounts for only 0.1% of that. Previous AM solutions were primarily used for high-value applications in niche markets and had a limited scope of influence. Seurat’s Area Printing, on the other hand, provides access to the $2.5 trillion metal parts manufacturing market.
Seurat has raised $79 million in funding from investors including Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund, True Ventures, and Porsche Automobil Holding SE, and has over 155 granted and pending patents. The leader in 3D metal printing has more than doubled its employee headcount year over year and anticipates further expansion to meet demand.
About Seurat Technologies: Seurat Technologies is transforming manufacturing for the benefit of people and the environment. Seurat’s Area Printing is the next generation of 3D metal printing, designed for high-volume, low-carbon industrial production.
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