ExOne to Open Combined Production Service and Machine Sales Center
The facility will be located in Italy, consisting roughly of 3,300 sq ft, it will initially operate with each one of the Company’s S-Max and S-Print 3D printing machines.
The ExOne Company (North Huntingdon, PA), a global provider of three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, has announced the planned opening of a new combined Production Service Center (“PSC”) and Machine Sales Center in the Lombardy region of Italy on, or around August 1st of this year.
The location, consisting of an approximately 3,300 sq ft leased facility, was selected due to its close proximity to foundries and operations supporting the aviation, automotive and other industries around Milan, Torino and Venetia. ExOne Italy’s PSC will initially operate with each one of the Company’s S-Max and S-Print 3D printing machines.
The Company’s largest capacity machine, the S-Max, prints sand molds and cores in a build box of 1.8 m by 1 m by 0.7 m with a job box production time of about 24 hours. The mid-sized S-Print machine prints objects using silica sand or ceramic and has the capability to utilize the Company’s phenolic binder.
This binder is especially conducive to challenges faced by the aviation, automotive, hydraulic/ heavy equipment and pump industries. The S-Print system includes an industrial microwave oven provided by MWT, a business acquired by ExOne this past March.
Rainer Hoechsmann, the chief development officer and general manager of ExOne GmbH commented, “The opening of our new combined sales and PSC facility in Italy will help us to drive further revenue growth in Europe, consistent with our expansion strategy. Italy has been a strong source of work for our existing European PSC and this new location, combined with onsite demonstration of our 3D printing capabilities using our binder jetting technology, will enable our growing list of customers and prospects in Italy to experience how our machines and products can directly change and benefit their business.”