Are you paying attention to Essentium? You should be.
The company’s High Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D printing is powerful, and we’ll be seeing a lot more of it — everywhere, really. The company has already announced a good deal of partners, but according to Co-Founder and CEO Blake Teipel, PhD, “90% of our partners are still in stealth.”
“The HSE 180•S was designed to be the nucleus of a production ecosystem,” Teipel said. “It moves like a mill or a lathe, not a 3D printer; it’s bridging the flexibility of 3D printing with the productivity of CNC.”
Phase one of their rollout, in 2019 and 2020, focuses on the factory floor, he said, where the system is seeing use in applications such as automotive, contract manufacturing for electronics, aerospace and defense, medical (especially orthotics and prosthetics), and apparel. These are all uses that typically rely greatly on tooling and molding, which can be sped up or eliminated with 3D printing.READ MORE AT: FABBALOO
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