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Ann R. Thryft

October 21, 2016

2 Min Read
Fine Powder 3D Printing With Metal and Ceramic

Industrial 3D printer maker ExOne, known for its binder jetting technology, has introduced fine powder printing capability for its Innovent printer, designed for R&D teams and education labs. These printers can now print with industry-standard metal and ceramic powders of less than 10 microns.

"Previously, we could reliably print larger powders that had a minimum grain size of 25 microns," Bob Wood, ExOne's director of direct materials business development, told Design News. "The new Innovent upgrade allows our customers to use more commercially available powders and achieve better density, surface finish, and smaller feature sizes.


About the Author(s)

Ann R. Thryft

Ann R. Thryft has written about manufacturing- and electronics-related technologies for Design News, EE Times, Test & Measurement World, EDN, RTC Magazine, COTS Journal, Nikkei Electronics Asia, Computer Design, and Electronic Buyers' News (EBN). She's introduced readers to several emerging trends: industrial cybersecurity for operational technology, industrial-strength metals 3D printing, RFID, software-defined radio, early mobile phone architectures, open network server and switch/router architectures, and set-top box system design. At EBN Ann won two independently judged Editorial Excellence awards for Best Technology Feature. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University and a Certified Business Communicator certificate from the Business Marketing Association (formerly B/PAA).

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