While additive manufacturing has a way to go before it is cost competitive with traditional manufacturing, more companies are buying additive machines and incorporating them into their manufacturing processes.
Integrated 3D Manufacturing (i3D), a market leader in 3D metal printing, recently expanded their metal additive manufacturing (AM) production capabilities with the acquisition of an EOS M 400-4.
With their investment in the EOS M 400-4, i3D’s stable of direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) machines now stands at seven, including an EOS M 280, and five EOS M 290s. The high-throughput EOS M 400-4, enables the organization to meet market demand and bring large-frame metal 3D printing capabilities to complement their existing technology.
i3D connects organizations of any size with the power of cost effective 3D metal production, bringing AM scalability to the market.
“3D metal printing is no longer future technology, it is now and our customers are moving at a rapid pace to take advantage of what true AM brings,” said Erin Stone, CEO of i3D. “Just a few years ago, scalability was a question the AM industry needed to answer. With platforms as robust as the EOS M 400-4, we have a solid tool to address those concerns and we’re delivering both capacity and quality to industries that demand highly engineered parts, such as aerospace, energy and medical.”
Since incorporation in 2013, i3D has grown its customer base by 60% year over year, becoming the preferred provider for design engineers and research and development firms needing cost effective manufacturing solutions for 3D metal printed parts.
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