Additive Manufacturing: Linear Motor Platform Delivers Speed, Low Part Cost for Production AM

| The Essentium Team


For additive manufacturing (AM) to succeed as a solution for scale production, two conditions will need to be met, says Blake Teipel, CEO and cofounder of Essentium. First, the unit cost of parts made this way will need to be low, and second, the machines will need to be repeatable and reliable. These are the conditions CNC machine tools meet. And these are the requirements the Austin, Texas-based startup had in mind in developing its new High Speed Extrusion (HSE) polymer AM machine. Resembling a machine tool more than a 3D printer, the machine made its North American debut at the recent Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference.

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