Metal 3D printing is on its way to the production line, and high-speed binder jetting is the additive manufacturing process that will make it a reality. ExOne has been the market share leader in binder jet 3D printers since it was founded as the “ProMetal” division of Extrude Hone in 1995. ExOne’s development of metal 3D printing machines over 20+ years has been informed by its own metal production facility outside Pittsburgh, which serves aerospace, defense and other industries. ExOne metal 3D printers now process ten single-alloy metals, including 316L, 17-4PH, 304L, M2 Tool Steel, copper, and more.
- Technical Overview: Binder Jet 3D Printing for Metals
- The Evolution of Metal Materials in Binder Jet 3D Printing
- How Sintering Exposes the Quality of Your 3D Printed Part
- Workflows in Production 3D Printing of Metals
Chief Technology Officer, ExOne
Rick Lucas has served as ExOne's Chief Technology Officer since 2012. He is responsible for R&D and manages the New Markets Group. Previously, Lucas served in leadership positions at Touchstone Research Laboratory and Lake Shore Cryotronics. With more than 25 years of experience, Lucas has set up operations for more than 20 advanced material products, including four R&D 100 award winners. He serves on the governance board for America Makes and the Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He holds an AAS in Manufacturing Technology, a BA in Physics, and an MBA.