This year’s RAPID + TCT show was abuzz with news about Desktop Metal, an exciting new metal 3D printing startup that has already raked in millions of investor dollars. However, Desktop Metal was not the only company to showcase novel techniques for metal additive manufacturing (AM). In fact, there were several firms at the show that displayed their unique methods for 3D printing metal, including 3DEO, Admatec and Markforged.
While all promise the ability to 3D print metal parts at lower price points, only one startup at the event unveiled a platform that promises to deliver the same parts one sees with typical powder bed fusion systems, like those from EOS, at such a low cost. Xact Metal is a Pennsylvania-based company that has developed a powder bed fusion metal 3D printer that it plans to sell for just $120,000.
ENGINEERING.com spoke to the company’s CEO, Juan Mario Gomez, and CTO, Matt Woods, to learn more.