Xact Metal has taken the essential specs for metal powder-bed fusion (commonly known as Selective Laser Melting or Direct Metal Laser Sintering) and combined them with breakthrough technology to establish a new level of price and performance for additive manufacturing. Their printers are designed to support the next generation of innovative manufacturing solutions powered by metal 3D printing.
The XM200C uses laser-based powder-bed fusion technology in which a fiber laser selectively melts thin layers of metal powder, one at a time, to create parts directly from a 3D-CAD model. Powered by our patent-pending Xact Core™ gantry system, the XM200C continues to revolutionize metal 3D printing.
Metal powder-bed fusion provides high-quality and complex parts. It reduces total cycle time by about 50% and removes the need for wash/debinder and sintering/oven equipment used in bound metal deposition, atomic deposition additive manufacturing or other FDM-like metal 3D printers.