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The Metal X

An Industrial Revolution

The Metal X significantly accelerates your innovation and delivers metal components overnight. Forget manufacturing from the 20th century and make everything from industrial spare parts to injection moulds and working prototypes.

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1.4542 & 1.4305 stainless steel

1.4542 Stainless steel is ideal for post-processing in CNC milling and turning and is resistant to corrosion up to 800 ° C. For example, it was also used for the drive roller for the fiber system on the Mark X.

1.4305 stainless steel combines enormous stability, corrosion resistance and hardness. Therefore, it is widely used in aerospace engineering, medical technology and the petroleum industry. It has also been used on Mark X fixtures and tools.

6061 & 7075 Aluminium

As a general purpose aluminum, 6061 combines good machinability, strength, and weldability. It can additionally be anodized with a good finish. We use it for many of the machined components in the Mark X.

7075 Aluminum is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. With good fatigue strength and a high strength-to-weight ratio, this alloy is stronger than common structural steels (A36, 1018). We use it on the kinematic coupling in the bed of the Mark X. It’s also common in aerospace and automotive racing.

A-2 & D-2 Tool Steel

A-2 tool steel is air-hardened with excellent impact resistance. We use it for punches, dies, and form tooling on the Mark X.

The high carbon and chromium content of D-2 tool steel provides great hardness and abrasion resistance (but not as tough as A-2). D-2 is often used for cutting tools.

IN legering 625

Inconel’s strength combined with its impressive heat resistance makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding applications. This Nickel-based superalloy is commonly used in jet engines and medical applications, and is very hard to machine. It is also very chemically resistant.

Titanium Ti-6Al-4V

Bearing the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, Titanium 6-4 is ideal for lightweight applications and has both high tensile strength and fatigue resistance. This bio-compatible material is widely used in medical applications such as orthopedic joint replacements.

Welcome to ADAM

Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing

The Metal X uses an innovative technology to print metal. The printing material consists of plastic and a metal powder in very high concentration.
Printing is then done in the proven FDM process – completely without toxic metal dust. This is followed by the sintering process and the result is an overnight metal part. The sintering process causes atomic diffusion: Due to the heat, the atoms shift slightly and stick together.
As a result, the components achieve excellent mechanical properties and enormous rigidity in all directions.

With ADAM you can also create unique geometry such as closed honeycomb structures. Components that resemble a complex bone structure can also be realized with the Metal X: a closed cell inside, encased in a sturdy outer shell.
This geometry cannot be manufactured with a traditional subtractive method or even with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).

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Large construction volume, high-quality resolution

The large construction volume of the Metal X enables you to produce major components, end-use parts or spare parts for the automotive industry, aerospace (and many other industries) quickly and inexpensively.
The components are printed with a layer height of 50 μm, meaning even the smallest details have the highest precision.

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Laser-assisted construction process control

The Metal X is a milestone in quality and precision. With the cloud-based Eiger software and a laser sensor on the printhead, you can scan the part as you print to make sure it meets all your requirements.

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Print components with the expected precision & tolerance

Define tolerance specifications in Eiger, the included cloud-based 3D printer software. Your part will be scanned throughout the printing process to ensure that your needs are constantly met. If an error is detected, you will receive a notification and have the option to stop printing remotely to save time and material.

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