GE Additive reveals the prototype of a new additive machine, a new binder jet machine that will meet the need for castings.
The new binder jet machine can print large parts with a range of materials including stainless steel, nickel and iron alloys. According to the company, it will revolutionize traditional manufacturing techniques.
By removing the need for castings, expensive tooling, molds and infrastructure are not required anymore.
Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager, GE Additive said, “We see great demand for binder jet technology in the aerospace and automotive sectors. We are committed to accelerating the additive manufacturing industry and will continue to build on our strength in the laser and EBM modalities by developing and bringing new technologies to market. We have a progressive approach to innovation and product development. I challenged the team to develop this new machine in 55 days. They came in ahead of time with the process of concept to first print taking only 47 days.”
Further details will be revealed in early 2018 and the first production machines will be shipped mid-2018.
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