i3DMFG Set to Increase 3D Printing Capabilities with New Purchase of EOS Metal Printers

Oregon-based Integrated Manufacturing (i3DMFG) is taking a significant step forward in expanding its 3D printing capabilities with the acquisition of 12 new EOS M400-4 metal printers. This addition will bring the company’s total number of EOS metal and polymer systems to 36, making it one of the largest metal 3D printing services in North America.

The decision to invest in EOS technology showcases i3DMFG’s commitment to providing its customers with complex metal additive components. The company’s CEO, Erin Mastroni, describes the partnership with EOS as a driving force behind their success, highlighting the combination of forward-thinking, reliability, and best-in-class technology.

The aerospace and semiconductor industries present exciting opportunities for i3DMFG, and these new metal printers will further support their growth in these sectors. With a full-field build volume of 400x400x400 mm and four 400-watt lasers, the EOS M400-4 is a workhorse that enables efficient production at scale. It can process a variety of materials, including copper, aluminum, and superalloys, which are particularly valuable for aerospace and defense applications.

While the choice of the EOS M400-4 is logical, some may question why i3DMFG did not opt for the EOS AMCM 4K or 8K systems, which offer larger build heights and expanded capabilities. However, given i3DMFG’s specialization in custom alloys and their focus on specific future applications, the M400 is a suitable and reliable choice.

This investment not only strengthens i3DMFG’s position in the market but also reflects broader trends in the contract manufacturing and service bureau industry. Consolidation is occurring as CNC shops close, and the United States aims to re-industrialize. The availability of stimulus funds for semiconductor and defense sectors, along with the long-term viability of the manufacturing sector, has attracted significant investment.

In conclusion, i3DMFG’s acquisition of the EOS M400-4 metal printers solidifies its presence in the aerospace and defense industries by enabling series production of critical components. The company’s commitment to innovation and partnership with EOS positions it for continued success.

FAQs:

1. What is i3DMFG?
i3DMFG is an Oregon-based company specializing in 3D printing services, particularly in metal additive manufacturing.

2. How many EOS metal and polymer systems does i3DMFG have?
With the acquisition of 12 new EOS M400-4 metal printers, i3DMFG now has a total of 36 EOS metal and polymer systems.

3. What are the benefits of the EOS M400-4 metal printer?
The EOS M400-4 has a full-field build volume of 400x400x400 mm, four 400-watt lasers, and the ability to process a variety of materials including copper, aluminum, and superalloys. These features make it suitable for efficient production at scale, especially in aerospace and defense applications.

4. Why did i3DMFG choose the EOS M400-4 over other EOS systems?
While the EOS AMCM 4K or 8K systems offer larger build heights and expanded capabilities, i3DMFG opted for the M400 because of its suitability and reliability for their specialization in custom alloys and their focus on specific future applications.

5. What does this investment mean for i3DMFG?
The acquisition of the EOS M400-4 metal printers strengthens i3DMFG’s position in the market, particularly in the aerospace and defense industries. It enables series production of critical components and demonstrates the company’s commitment to innovation and partnership with EOS.

Definitions:

– 3D printing: A manufacturing process that creates three-dimensional objects by adding material layer by layer based on a digital model.
– Metal additive manufacturing: The use of 3D printing technology to produce metal parts by melting and fusing metal powder.

Related links:
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