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Things are moving apace at ExOne since the company's stock market earlier this year. Following TCT's visit to the company — which you can see in the magazine now — comes news of a tie-in with industrial vacuum furnace manufacturer Ipsen. The ExOne inkjet-based process requires significant thermal cycling to achieve high density metal parts. Until now ExOne would recommend a furnace supplier but had no official partnerships, so this move makes perfect sense at the Huntingdon, PA-based company seeks to dramatically expand it's offerings.
The ExOne Company, a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, has teamed with Ipsen, a designer and manufacturer of industrial vacuum furnaces, to provide customers with a complete 3D printing package. ExOne expects its collaboration with Ipsen to strengthen the level of support offered to customers throughout the entire development and production process. Providing a packaged turn-key solution to our customers enables them to materialize new concepts, designs, prototypes and production parts with virtually unlimited design complexity.
David J. Burns, ExOne’s President and COO, noted: “As our pipeline of opportunities is building we have simplified the purchasing process for 3D printers by offering a complete printer-furnace package. Ipsen is ideal for us to collaborate with given their industrial focus and global presence.”
“As technical experts dedicated to lean manufacturing, Ipsen was chosen due to our industry-wide reputation for custom innovations and forward-thinking research and development focus,” explained Mark Heninger, Ipsen’s Vacuum Product Manager. “We are excited about this collaboration, and the opportunity to pool our knowledge with ExOne to provide a reliable solution for customers.”