Netherlands-based MX3D has confirmed the sale of its state-of-the-art M1 Metal AM system to the U.S. Department of Defense’s prestigious Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
MX3D’s goal since late 2022 has been to become the industry leader for WAAM systems in North America. The recent sale to the U.S. Army, following the delivery of an M1 to Canada earlier this year, reinforces the successful execution of this expansion strategy.
The M1 Metal AM system is expected to be installed at the ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL), one of the U.S. Army research centers, in the first quarter of 2024.
Gijs van der Velden, CEO of MX3D, commented on this milestone, stating, “Serving the USA market and collaborating with the USA DoD is a significant achievement for MX3D. It reflects our dedication to grow our North-American presence. It also shows that our focus on high productivity, certification and automation is paying off.”
Important news from MX3D:
- The M1 will be on display at Formnext Frankfurt 2023 in Hall 12, Booth C121.
- FormNext 2023 also saw the launch of MetalXL 4.0 software: an evolution of MX3D’s dedicated Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) software. In addition to enhanced CAM capabilities for WAAM, MetalXL 4.0 offers advanced control capabilities thanks to a state-of-the-art sensor system and also supports an integrated 3D scanner and active cooling.
- Technological advances in MX3D include two standard Metal AM systems: the M1 and the MX. While the MX is capable of printing parts up to 5 tons with 8 axes, all M Metal AM systems run MetalXL 4.0, the latest advancement in Metal (Wire Arc) Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) or Arc Direct Energy Deposition (Arc-DED).