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Desktop Metal accelerates binder jet 3D printing with TurboFuse

3D printer manufacturer Desktop Metal announced that the X25Pro binder jet 3D printer can now process TurboFuse – a smart, high-strength binder chemistry that eliminates the need for a heating step during printing and increases already fast binder jet 3D printing speeds by 50% or more, depending on selected print parameters and material.

TurboFuse is currently available for use with 316L stainless steel on the X25Pro, with an upgrade kit required for existing customers. The binder is also compatible with 16 metals and one cermet, with parameter validation still underway. Eaton, a smart energy management solutions company, is currently testing TurboFuse at its Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Southfield, Michigan.

“Eaton is thrilled to collaborate with Desktop Metal to prove this new binder technology. Using the new binder, we have reduced our print times by nearly 4x from the previous binder system,” said Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Manager — Additive Manufacturing, at Eaton Research Labs. “This is a game changer and significantly enhances the affordability of this technology.”

With the introduction of TurboFuse, Desktop Metal now offers the most diverse portfolio of binders for binder jet 3D printing, marketed under the name “Fuse”. The portfolio now includes TurboFuse, CleanFuse, AquaFuse, PhenolFuse and FluidFuse. The X25Pro is a medium-sized production metal binder jet 3D printer with a build envelope of 400 x 250 x 250 mm. It is part of Desktop Metal’s X-Series and features Triple Advanced Compaction Technology (ACT), which enables precise control of parameters for a wide range of metal and ceramic powders.

“TurboFuse is an intelligent chemistry developed specifically for binder jetting by the world’s most experienced binder jetting team at Desktop Metal,” Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, said. “By implementing TurboFuse on the X25Pro, we have dramatically improved print speeds of the market’s most popular and trusted production binder jet system and delivered other benefits as well, such as stronger green parts and improved printhead life — all of which reduce operating and per-unit part costs.

These innovations from Desktop Metal demonstrate how advanced binder technologies can revolutionize 3D printing and make production processes more efficient and cost-effective.

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