The ExOne Company (NASDAQ:XONE), the global providers of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, says their latest 3D printing system, Innovent, was designed especially for research and education-oriented customers.

exone printerThe company says this latest system offers researchers a “development and qualification” platform for binder jetting 3D printing, delivers a build volume eight times larger than their previous lab model and offers the possibility to include a complete system with an oven and furnace to allow for easy migration to their larger scale platforms

M-FlexCalled the Innovent, the device is ExOne’s industrial-grade, laboratory-sized machine. The system allows for testing material properties – specifically in educational institutions, research laboratories, and research and development departments.

ExOne says Innovent is unique in that it balances a specific build box for the technical qualification of materials in a smaller lab machine platform size as compared to other industrial-grade 3D printers.

“Innovent expands upon ExOne’s lab machine offerings by allowing customers, whether they are educators or companies, the ability to qualify materials, an option not previously available in these types of 3D printers,” says S. Kent Rockwell, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for ExOne. “ExOne is improving its laboratory solution to help drive the overall industrial sector towards increased experience with and use of binder jetting 3D printing.”

When compared to the company’s previous lab model, they say Innovent offers a build volume eight times larger – at 65mm x 160mm x 65mm – though it’s similar to the company’s M-Flex machine.

“Innovent was specifically designed to complement ExOne’s larger machine platforms, so those who are using Innovent for testing purposes can easily migrate to the larger M-Flex and M-Print when they’re ready for larger scale prototyping or series production,” Rockwell said.

ExOne_logoThe Innovent print head selectively dispenses micro-droplets of specially-engineered binder into very thin layers of powdered metal, and ExOne is offering the machine as part of a complete system.

If you’d like more information on ExOne’s binder jetting technology and machines, you can visit ExOne’s website at www.exone.com.

The company’s business is primarily manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in-house 3D printing machines. The company also offers pre-production collaboration and print products for customers in the United States, Germany, Italy and Japan. The 3D printing machines are built at its facilities in the United States and Germany.

ExOne metal printing technology is capable of printing parts of stunning complexity, and now the company says their Innovent system is aimed at researchers and educators. Have you ever seen, or used, an ExOne printer? Let us know in the Innovent 3D Printing System forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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