With the acquisition and set up of a brand new Manufacturing System P-50 and a number of other different metallic binder jetting methods from Desktop Metallic, Pennsylvania-based FreeFORM now owns the world’s largest fleet of Desktop Metallic binder jet 3D printers for serial manufacturing of end-use components.
In all, FreeFORM now operates 25 DM printers, together with Manufacturing System, Store System, and X-Sequence fashions that may effectively produce small- to midsize elements for corporations who’ve extremely advanced half designs or face provide chain disruptions.
“FreeFORM’s funding in metallic binder jetting demonstrates our continued dedication to using world-class additive manufacturing processes to satisfy the wants of our clients,” stated Nate Higgins, President of FreeFORM. “This addition of DM printers strengthens our capabilities on this space, permitting us to supply higher value effectivity and pace to market.”
FreeFORM now provides additive manufacturing of a variety of metals, together with 17-4PH, 316L, and 420 stainless steels, in addition to 4130, 4140 and 4340 low-alloy steels, S7 and M2 software steels, and infiltrated supplies.
FreeFORM’s main investor is Ryerson Holding Company (NYSE: RYI), a number one value-added processor and distributor of commercial metals, with operations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and China.
Beforehand, FreeFORM owned 9 Desktop Metallic binder jetting methods. The corporate is already 3D printing manufacturing jobs for patrons globally and has produced greater than 350,000 components with binder jetting expertise up to now. These clients from from various adoption segments starting from industrial equipment to protection, medical, robotic, and the patron items markets. FreeFORM amenities are additionally geared up with conventional manufacturing and high quality management instruments.
“Desktop Metallic is delighted to see a startup with deep expertise in powder metallic and sinter-based applied sciences pushing the boundaries of what metallic binder jet 3D printing expertise can do,” stated Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metallic. “FreeFORM is main the way in which amongst our Tremendous Fleet house owners, which we outline as clients utilizing three or extra of our Additive Manufacturing 2.0 methods. Desktop Metallic now has a whole lot of Tremendous Fleet clients worldwide delivering ultimate manufacturing of metallic, polymer, and ceramic components with our binder jet additive manufacturing methods. We stay assured that the price, high quality and materials flexibility supplied by binder jetting will proceed its momentum in serial AM manufacturing.”