Additive manufacturing leader Stratasys has announced that they will be launching a new Metal 3D printing system at RAPID + TCT 2018 which will be held from 23 – 26th April in Fort Worth, Texas.
Known for their FDM and PolyJet 3D printing systems, Stratasys is making the move into the Metal 3D printing scene to capitalize on the growing demand among its customer base for metal additive manufacturing technologies, of which the market is projected to grow to $12 billion USD by 2028.
While details are limited at this point, Stratasys did reveal some information prior to their big announcement in April. The new Metal 3D system was internally developed by Stratasys over the past few years and was designed to become a viable manufacturing technology to displace conventional methods for short-run production in industries like automotive, aerospace, defense, machining, and many more.
The first material to be launched for the platform would be Aluminium as Stratasys is looking to provide customers with an effective way to realize the values of additive manufacturing in the long run for powder metallurgical applications.
The new system will likely utilize Stratasys’ proprietary jetting technology, and the printer maker revealed they are working to overcome the material limitations of available metal-based additive manufacturing systems in the market at the moment.
Fresh from publishing their 2017 financials, Stratasys is set to ramp up investment in the development of innovative technologies in 2018 with their new metal system and their FDM and PolyJet printing systems.