The industrial-grade, laboratory-sized machine is suitable for the testing material properties, specifically in educational institutions, research laboratories, and research and development (R&D) departments at commercial organizations. It features a specific build box for the technical qualification of materials and has a smaller overall lab machine platform size when compared to other industrial-grade 3D printers.

Material qualification

‘Innovent expands upon ExOne's lab machine offerings by allowing customers, whether they are educators or companies, the ability to qualify materials, an option not previously available in these types of 3D printers,’ said S. Kent Rockwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for ExOne. ‘ExOne is improving its laboratory solution to help drive the overall industrial sector towards increased experience with and use of binder jetting 3D printing.’

Compared to the company's previous lab model, Innovent offers a build volume that is eight times larger - measuring at 65mm x 160mm x 65mm. 

Innovent uses a print head to selectively dispense micro-droplets of specially-engineered binder into very thin layers of powdered metal.