Xometry x ExOne: Binder Jetting Joins Digital RFQ Marketplace

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Xometry x ExOne: Binder Jetting Joins Digital RFQ Marketplace
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On-demand manufacturing platform Xometry is expanding its 3D printing offerings, bringing on ExOne metal binder jetting capabilities.

This week, a new metal additive manufacturing option emerges at the custom manufacturing company, as they announce:

“ExOne will be the exclusive provider of binder jetting services in Xometry’s recently-launched Digital RFQ Marketplace. ExOne currently 3D prints more than 20 materials, including 316L and 17-4PH stainless steels, Inconel 718 and M2 Tool Steel.”

ExOne Metal Binder Jetting

Metal 3D printing services are expanding at Xometry as they bring in ExOne’s technology. ExOne material capabilities include metals, ceramics, composites, and sand, but it’s specifically metal in sight for Xometry.

Materials available now through this partnership include:

  • Single Alloy Metals
    • 17-4PH SS
    • 316L SS
  • Metal Composites
    • 420 SS i/w Bronze

Coming soon, Xometry will also offer:

  • Inconel 718
  • M2 Tool Steel
  • H13 Tool Steel
  • Cobalt-Chrome

“ExOne is proud to offer our metal 3D printing services to Xometry customers. Our industrial binder jet machines can truly take products from prototyping all the way to final production with a single process that is fast, affordable and sustainable,” said ExOne CEO John Hartner.

While the industrial 3D printing company has seen some knocks from pandemic business conditions, they have been hard at work advancing their offerings. Early this spring, ExOne introduced new metals, and this summer the company stepped up to lead a new sustainability initiative to educate the industry about this aspect of binder jetting.

For those new to binder jetting, Xometry is also introducing a handy dandy design guide, “which contains tips on tolerancing, post-processing, and how to design various features such as holes, font sizes, pockets and cavities, knife edges, fillets, ribs, self-supporting structures, and more.”

Xometry 3D Printing Services

Full 3D printing service offerings from Xometry now encompass:

  • Binder Jetting
  • Carbon DLS
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • HP Multi Fusion Jet (MJF)
  • PolyJet
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Stereolithography (SLA)

DLS was the last high-profile addition to these services, as Xometry added Carbon’s capabilities last year. 

Xometry CEO Randy Altschuler notes that the company is “excited to offer binder jetting to expand the range of services our customers can get from Xometry’s new Digital RFQ Marketplace.”

The Digital RFQ Marketplace was designed for ease of use, as Xometry explains briefly here:

That user friendliness extends throughout Xometry’s ever-evolving approach to offering manufacturing services. Flexibility, as the team recently discussed with us, is key.

And of course Xometry remains committed to keeping up with the industry itself, continuing their popular Ok Xoomer series of interviews. While mine was the first in the series (thanks, guys!), they’re now up to a whopping 35 interviews, all well worth the watch. The playlist starts here.

Via Xometry

By Sarah Goehrke

Sarah Goehrke is a Special Correspondent for Fabbaloo, via a partnership with Additive Integrity LLC. Focused on the 3D printing industry since 2014, she strives to bring grounded and on-the-ground insights to the 3D printing industry. Sarah served as Fabbaloo's Managing Editor from 2018-2021 and remains active in the industry through Women in 3D Printing and other work.

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