The company celebrates this accomplishment by moving into a new technology and customer center at its headquarters in Krailling, Germany.
The facility, part of an 300,000 sq ft plant, will be the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry and is expected to hire 300 people.
Deliveries will begin for electron beam AM systems purchased to make large-scale, high-value metal parts from metals like titanium, tantalum, stainless steel, and Inconel.
America Makes awarded the $163,000 three-year contract, which will be supported by the U.S. Air Force and Optomec to advance the use of aerospace alloys in additive manufacturing.
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 sky is the limit as partnerships between private manufacturers and scientific research laboratories expand the boundaries of size and accelerate the development of new industrial 3D printing systems that can create polymer parts up to 10 times larger than those currently producible.
The automatic sieving station continuously safeguards the powder quality and thus the component quality too.