2/28/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Stratasys Announces Metal Additive Manufacturing Platform

The platform has been developed to support short-run manufacturing applications.

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Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing (AM) platform, designed to become a viable manufacturing technology to displace conventional methods for short-run metal manufacturing.

According to the company, the new platform is intended to address the needs of customers requiring the production of pilot-series parts, small-batch manufacturing during product ramp-up and end-of-life, and customized, lightweight and complex parts. 

The metal AM platform has been developed internally over the past several years, incorporating Stratasys’s proprietary jetting technology. in addition to supporting short-run production, the system was also designed to overcome material limitations of metal-based AM systems. Stratasys says it will offer customers a new ability to short-run manufacture metal parts made with commonly used powder metallurgy, starting with aluminum, at an economically competitive cost-per-part and throughput, with easy to implement post-processing and high part quality.

“We are extremely excited to announce our development of this new additive manufacturing platform, targeting short-run production applications for a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, machining, and metal foundries,” says Ilan Levin, chief executive officer of Stratasys. “We believe that this platform will meaningfully expand our addressable markets for the long term and provide our customers with an effective means to realize the values of additive manufacturing for powder metallurgy applications.”

The company will unveil further details about the new platform at Rapid + TCT 2018, Booth #1104. 

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