xBeam3D has developed a unique metal 3D printing technology using titanium wire. Such titanium 3D-printed parts can withstand high loads, vibrations, and extreme temperatures, meeting the aerospace industry’s requirements.
The technology, called xBeam 3D Metal Printing, is significantly cheaper, safer, and faster than 3D printing with titanium powder. Conventional production (CNC machining) of 1 kg of titanium parts requires 20-30 kg of the source material, generating 35 kg of CO2 emissions. xBeam 3D Metal Printing technology allows producing the same weight using just 3-5 kg of titanium, thus reducing the metal waste 6-10-fold.
The output of the 3D printer is up to 3 kg of printed part per hour (material consumption is the main characteristic of such printing, not the number of pieces). The 3D printing device can now produce 35-40 kg of parts per day.
New 3D printer control software, funded by the Climate Innovation Vouchers, has tripled the printing speed and allowed the integration with the industry-leading CAD / CAM engineering software.
The company has received granted patents in the USA and Germany on the core invention. xBeam3D has also built and tested the first large industrial metal 3DP system xBeamGrand. It is one of the largest vacuum cameras for 3D printing in Europe!