Xact Metal™ has announced the launch of the XM200C, an USD 80,000 metal powder-bed fusion (commonly known as selective laser melting or direct metal laser sintering) 3D Printer.
The XM200C printer features a large build volume of 125 in3 (5 × 5 × 5 in.), a 100W Yb fiber laser, and a patent-pending scanner which fuses at speeds up to 500 mm/s. The system has a small footprint which allows for simple integration into the lab or manufacturing floor, prints a wide range of metals—including stainless steel, super alloys, and tooling steels—and is designed in an open architecture which allows qualified users the ability to develop their own printing parameters or use their own powder.
Xact Metal will display the XM200C at RAPID + TCT 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas April 23‑26 (booth 1705). The company will also attend the Additive Manufacturing Conference in Chicago, Illinois Sep. 11‑12; Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany Nov. 13‑16; and the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Nashville, Tennessee Dec. 3‑6.