A HÃ¶ganas Group company, Digital Metal® announced yesterday that they have started the commercial production of their first high precision binder jetting 3D metal printer. The company is the leading producer of metal powders around the world and has revealed the creation of this 3D printer with the ability to create smaller and more intricate products that previously possible.
The printer, DM P2500 will be available to purchase or licensed from Digital Metal and is said to be ideal for serial production as well as customised parts. The production of this printer on a commercial scale will hopefully widen the possibility for printed parts and products. Digital Metal works to produce tine objects and high precision small components at scale. In order to do this, company has used their proprietary binder jetting technology for the past four years. It has been calculated that to date the company has managed to produce 200,000 pieces for customers across a range of different industries. Digital Metal works with customers in the aerospace luxury goods, dental tools, and the manufacturing of industrial equipment. The bespoke tine object producer will continue to offer their binder jetting service while also growing their business with the commercial sale and licensing of these ground-breaking new 3D printers.
The new DM P2500 can print continuously at 42 µm layers at 100 cc/hr, and doesn’t require any support structures. The 2500 ã¤ print volume available with this new equipment means that it is able to manufacture small objects in vast quantities, with the possibility of creating 50,000 parts in just one print run. The printer will also be able to create shapes, geometries and internal and external finishes that havenât been achieved so far with 3D printing technology. This new product means that for the first time ever, complex architectures and medical grade smoothness is now possible on a small scale. This new technology could revolutionise the 3D printing market.