Digital Metal®’s unique binder jetting technology continues to generate great interest in the AM field. Cetim, the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, in France was one of the first customers to install a Digital Metal printer in its Saint-Étienne facility in 2017. Now Cetim in Cluses has started up another Digital Metal printer.
Cetim is a world-leading technical organization with 1000 experts and close to its 6,500 subscribing companies. The mission is to improve customers’ competitiveness through mechanical engineering, transfer of innovations and advanced manufacturing solutions.
Cetim Cluses is located in a region with a long production heritage of small and complex parts with the Swiss watch industry as a typical customer. The Cluses valley is the base for some 1000 companies, and Cetim’s focus is to support them in digitalization, lean manufacturing, environmental issues and training of workers.
Digital Metal’s binder jetting technology is state-of-the-art and can create complicated and highly detailed designs. Another advantage is that there is a potential for wider material choices than with AM processes like SLM that use melting.
Digital Metal’s technology offers great potential for metal AM productivity and capability.