ExOne has opened a 3D printing research laboratory to develop new technology and materials for its 3D printing services.
The ExOne Material Applications Laboratory (ExMAL), located in St. Clairsville, Ohio, will focus on developing new materials for use in ExOne 3D printing operations, including a research and development laboratory for various material testing processes. The 3,200 sq-ft facility features a suite of 3D printing and finishing machines as well as metallography, microscopy, and thermal and physical testing capabilities.
ExOne sells industrial-scale 3D printers and 3D printing and rapid prototyping services, as you can read about in our earlier profile of ExOne employee Tom Pasterik.
“Qualifying new materials for use on ExOne machines is a strategic objective of our company, and this dedicated R&D laboratory will help us focus on that objective,” Rick Lucas, ExOne’s chief technology officer, said in a statement.