MX3D has launched the M1 Robotic 3D metal printing system following a funding round, which looks to propel the Dutch robotic welding experts into the realm of commercial products.
Known for its 3D printed stainless steel bridge project in Amsterdam, MX3D has become a key brand in robotic wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM).
Billed as the ‘complete robotic metal AM system’, MX3D’s M1 includes a welding robot, software and control system to 3D print metal parts.
In addition, MX3D is developing MetalXL, a solution including software and a control system, that it says is capable of turning existing welding robots into industrial grade 3D metal printers – connecting multiple brands of robots, power sources and sensors.
MX3D suggests that the technology will open the doors to the advantages of additive manufacturing for high impact industries like oil and gas, maritime and tooling.
“Our Metal XL Software and Control System enables companies to turn their welding robot into a high end 3D metal printer, in the course of one day,” said MX3D CEO Gijs van der Velden.
“Since the launch of MetalXL we have received many customer requests whether we could supply them with a complete solution.
“The M1 metal AM System is the answer to this call. Now customers without a welding robot can quickly and affordably start printing large metal parts.”
“DOEN Participates has supported MX3D for a long time and with this new investment we show that we have a lot of faith in the new M1 metal AM System and the future of MX3D,” said Merijn ten Thije, impact investment manager at DOEN Participaties, the company behind MX3D’s recent investment.
“The innovative MX3D solution enables companies to improve their production methods and significantly reduce the need for transport and material. This can have a significant positive impact towards a more sustainable future.”