The number of industries that use 3D printing to create efficiencies in production and workflow is steadily growing.
ExOne® is constantly innovating to ensure our 3D printing applications set the tone for advancement across all sectors. From leveraging industrial 3D printing for prototyping and rapid product development to integrating 3D printers into production lines for small-batch runs, ExOne printers serve diverse applications in a variety of industries.
One of the earliest industries to use 3D printing, automotive manufacturers integrate printing systems into production floors for serial production and rapid prototyping of engines, components, transmission housings and more.
Produce small runs of highly detailed parts at a fraction of the cost and time compared to conventional manufacturing methods. From personalized back panel covers to recoil spring plugs, 3D printing leverages industrial-grade materials to support the firearms industry.
Industrial 3D printing can be leveraged in foundries and pattern shops to create patterns, molds and prototypes. It allows foundry owners to create more intricate designs in new and traditional metals, and innovate to meet growth opportunities.
The heavy equipment and machinery industries that use 3D printing are able to efficiently print durable parts needed to stand up to hard use, including swing frames, fuel mixers for turbines, cylinder heads, impellers and more. 3D printers support design innovation and reduced lead time, while stiill generating a finished product prepared for heavy-duty use.
Create custom prosthetics with industrial 3D printing able to turn design modifications into prototypes quickly. All it takes is an updated design file to craft a new model. Medical and Dental industries can also leverage 3D printing to craft metal bridges, metallic implants and instruments.
Industrial 3D printing can be integrated into MIM, powder metallurgy and mechanical engineering market applications. Ideal for prototyping and series production, ExOne 3D printers can manage low-run injection mold production as well as print small or complex parts instead of leveraging molds.
3D printing applications for the energy sector include agitators and impellers, pumps, valves, turbomachinery and more. It supports mold and core casting, prototyping, aftermarket replacement parts and low-volume production. It helps reduce time and cost of production and design changes are fast and efficient.
ExOne industrial 3D printing applications have dramatically improved the hydraulic balancing of impeller castings to enhance turnaround time for one-off castings or printed metal components. 3D printing supports production of aftermarket replacement parts and new serial production of pump housings, impellers, hydraulic valves, manifolds and more.
Whether educating students on the operation of 3D printers, developing new materials for 3D printing or creating on-demand parts for science and engineering products, the education and research sectors were some of the first industries that used 3D printing and continue to lead the way.