3DEO Inc., a Los Angeles-based metal 3D-printing technology company, hosts the two winning teams of Carrot Group’s Mission: Impact Challenge – Connected Community challenge on their VIP Innovation Tour. The six students got to meet the team and learn more about the company’s technology.
Gardena, CA: 3DEO Inc., a Los Angeles-based metal 3D printing technology company, hosts the two winning teams of Carrot Group’s Mission: Impact Challenge – Connected Community challenge on their VIP Innovation Tour. The six students got to meet the team and learn more about 3DEO’s disruptive technology.
Binder Jetting is a category of metal additive manufacturing (AM) that utilizes liquid binder, metal powder, and sintering to print high-resolution parts. Sintered parts can have limits on size, density or geometry but despite this, Binder Jetting has garnered a lot of attention due to its potential advantages in scalability and production cost. This post provides an overview of Binder Jetting, digs deeper into its advantages and disadvantages, and highlights applications for which it is best suited.
Companies that have commercialized or announced their development of Binder Jetting technology are highlighted in the chart below. ExOne and Digital Metal are shipping commercial Binder Jetting systems (ExOne has by far the most systems in the field) and also offer printed parts as a service, as does 3DEO. Desktop Metal, HP, Stratasys, GE, and 3DEO are not yet shipping a commercially available Binder Jetting printer.
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.