3DEO uses its patented Intelligent Layering® metal 3D printing technology to supply small, complex stainless steel components to customers in the medical, defense, aerospace, and industrial equipment markets. Parallel to its production business, 3DEO also operates an R&D center.
I also stopped by the booth of metal AM company 3DEO, which is located in California and, as company president Matt Sand told me in an email ahead of RAPID, “invented a VERY unique high-volume production metal 3D printing technology that overcomes many of the technology limitations of binder jetting and laser sintering.”
3D printing has left behind its days as an obscure, fledgling technology of dubious real-world value. In nearly all corners of the modern manufacturing environment, additive manufacturing (AM) is now recognized as a powerful manufacturing technology, particularly when it comes to complex designs and streamlining the supply chain. Still, the perception lingers that 3D printing is impractical for most companies, at least from a cost perspective.
When it comes to metal 3D printing, achieving high-volume production is the holy grail for the vast majority of companies. 3DEO, a metal 3D printing company founded in 2016, claims to have achieved just that, thanks to its patented Intelligent Layering technology.