FreeFORM reports that it’s one of the first service bureaus to be involved in metal binder jet AM. FreeFORM Technologies recently opened its doors in St. Marys, Pa.
The self-described “company of engineers for engineers” offers three methods of 3D-printing parts: • Binder jet printing of metals, including stainless steel (17-4PH, 304L, and 316L), M2 tool steel, and INCONEL 718. • SLA-style printing of a wide range of resin materials. • FFF (fused filament fabrication) printing of many types of thermoplastics and metals. The company also debinds and sinters customer-printed parts and offers design-for-manufacturing consultations, 3D scanning and reverse engineering services, and generative design assistance. FreeFORM’s leadership team comprises Nate Higgins, president; Chris Aiello, vice president of business development; Andy Reasinger, vice president of engineering; and Eric Wonderling, vice president of quality and applications.
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