Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Stratasys develops new metal additive manufacturing platform for short-run production
March 2, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 1, 2018 – Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform, which it says is designed to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing.
The company says its new technology platform is being developed to directly address the needs of customers whose requirements include the production of pilot-series parts, small batch manufacturing during product ramp up and end-of-life, and customized, lightweight, and complex parts.
Developed internally over the past several years, the Stratasys platform has incorporates the company’s proprietary jetting technology. The platform was designed from inception to provide the values of additive manufacturing for short-run production, it explains, while overcoming material limitations of currently available metal-based additive manufacturing systems. With this new technology, Stratasys believes 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, it explains.
The company will unveil further details about the new technology at the RAPID + TCT 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, taking place April 23-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.