ExOne, one of the key players in the 3D printing industry, has released a new printer with the ability to print objects using metal, tungsten, glass or ceramics.
The M-FLEX 3D Printing System is three times faster than its predecessor, printing one layer in approximately 30 seconds compared to the previous one and a half minutes.
Designed for manufacturing industries, this printer was primarily designed to print metal parts for industries such as the mining, automotive and energy sectors.
Dave Burns, president of ExOne, said: "We've made tremendous strides in 3D printing in the last decade and what our machines can do today is simply remarkable. We are printing engine castings for helicopters and replacing broken pumps in oil fields in days – not months.
"The M-FLEX continues our leadership in developing the 3D printing technology that has made additive manufacturing the most compelling advanced technology used in industry today."
The state-of-the-art printer will be showcased at the 2012 International Machine Technology Show in Chicago this month.