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ExOne launches new S-Max Pro 3D sand printer, announces partnership with Siemens


At the 2019 GIFA Global Foundry Trade Truthful in Dusseldorf, Germany, main industrial 3D printer supplier ExOne has introduced the start of the S-Max Professional, a new industrial 3D sand printer. Together with the S-Max Pro, ExOne has also unveiled a partnership with world-wide know-how and industrial producing business Siemens. Their collaboration will see Siemens’ Digital Enterprise Portfolio of application and automation technology built-in into the new 3D printer from ExOne. 

The S-Max Professional is designed for the two prototyping and industrial collection generation, with a target on pace, trustworthiness and precision. The implementation of Siemens’ Digital Organization portfolio is meant to aid the system leverage the gains of Business 4., to the gain of industrial shoppers in the foundry, aerospace, automotive, strength and other markets. 

Dr. Karsten Heuser, Vice President of Additive Producing certification at Siemens Digital Industries, commented, “We are proud to even further fortify our partnership with ExOne and progress the industrialization of additive production certification. Siemens provides new digital systems and its profound industrial area know how to assistance ExOne create even further benefit.” 

“The new ExOne S-Max Pro™ 3D printer proves that seamlessly integrated software package and automation options outcome in shorter time to market place, better functionality and optimum availability.”

The ExOne S-Max Pro. Photo via ExOne.
The ExOne S-Max Professional. Photograph by means of ExOne.

The new ExOne S-Max Professional 3D printer

ExOne’s new S-Max Pro 3D printer is able of printing at speeds of up to 135 liters for each hour, equal to 18 seconds for every single layer. It is documented that these speeds empower the 3D printer to make two 1,800 x 1,000 x 700 (mm) work bins, each and every with a quantity of 1,260 L, in 24 hrs. Key characteristics of the method contains a new printhead created to increase performance, as well as an automated recoater. ExOne has also made it doable to effortlessly exchange the molding product, earning the S-Max Professional a suited selection for 3D sand printing complex areas using many casting materials. 

Additionally, the S-Max Professional capabilities a ‘box-in-box’ design, assisting it meet the sector demands for 24/7 operation in chains of interconnected services. The intention is to empower the probability of a thoroughly automatic, scalable creation line with the 3D printer. It also will come with an improved handle process that includes inline processing and machine checking that permits for the monitoring of digital processes. This is designed to create a easy machine operation working experience, letting for the early detection of printing glitches and automatic corrective motion. 

The S-Max Professional can be witnessed at GIFA, with ExOne exhibiting in Corridor 15 at Stand A11 by means of June 29 at the Messe Düsseldorf.

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Siemens Digital Organization portfolio 

Siemens’ Digital Enterprise portfolio consists of a variety of components and software services supposed to help ExOne and the S-Max Professional. This incorporates helping ExOne generate a “digital twin”, permitting the firm to almost map its total growth course of action making use of a shared facts product alongside the complete worth chain. This will most likely advantage machine operators with shorter direct situations, greater device performance and smarter company conclusions. Siemens recently released a software solution enabling makers to make digital twins, referred to as Sinumerik 1.

ExOne is also leveraging the MindSphere operating system from Siemens in its ‘3D Live’ application. MindSphere is an open up cloud-based mostly IoT (Internet of Things) running system, which enables the actual-time evaluation of equipment facts to provide automated decision generating. Using the 3D Stay application, ExOne machine operators can, for illustration, detect anomalies for the prevention of unplanned downtime. “With this expanded partnership, ExOne will supply even extra worth to our foundry and producing consumers who rely on our industrial 3D printers,” said ExOne CEO John Hartner. 

“We are happy to be the very first industrial 3D printer to completely integrate the latest of Siemens control, sensing and motion technologies and this new MindSphere engineering, which will give our consumers a new degree of control and plant integration.”

As nicely as its expanded partnership with ExOne, Siemens, the premier industrial manufacturing business in Europe, has also made a number of other developments in the area of additive producing certification. Most not too long ago the corporation awarded a deal to acquire an aerospace style and generation software for metal 3D printing certification by the European Space Agency (ESA). 

Visualization of the Sinumerik ONE controller. Image via Siemens.
Visualization of the Sinumerik Just one controller. Impression by means of Siemens.

Advancing binder jet 3D printing certification with ExOne

The new S-Max Pro from ExOne appears to be an update to the company’s past regular S-Max additive manufacturing certification procedure. As properly as launching the S-Max Pro 3D sand printer this yr, ExOne not long ago released its X1 25Professional metallic binder jetting 3D printer as perfectly, which was showcased at Immediate + TCT in Might 2019.