The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) (“ExOne”), a global provider of three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines and 3D printed and other products, materials and services to industrial customers, has announced its collaboration with Catalysis Additive Tooling (“Catalysis”) in the development of a new process for 3D printed tooling for low-to-medium volume production parts. Catalysis, based in Powell, Ohio, is known for providing a complete solution which includes designing and 3D-printing tooling, as well as manufacturing parts.
The collaboration between the two companies has resulted in the development of a revolutionary new rapid tooling process. The process starts with an ExOne sand mold which is 3D printed using its binder jetting technology. The mold becomes a re-usable tool to make a plastic, fiberglass, foam or other composite part by way of a more traditional injection, vacuum formed or cast process. Speed, cost and the ability to create a uniquely designed and reusable tool for low-to-medium run production are all benefits to Catalysis customers.