Binder Jet Line

In automotive and industrial manufacturing and beyond, it's time for technology changes on the factory floor and in the supply chain. GE's Binder Jet Line can help facilitate that transition. In addition to understanding the challenges of changing manufacturing processes, we also want to help other manufacturers succeed and scale with additive manufacturing.

Customer-centric Innovation

The Binder Jet Line is a complete, configurable ecosystem of production hardware and software to bring an application from concept to full production while safely delivering quality parts, at cost, at scale.

QUALITY
Our technology is currently in pilot production of stainless-steel parts up to 23kg with material properties that exceed casting equivalents with achievable through-hole diameters and wall thicknesses down to 400 μm.

COST
$/cc is the ultimate driver of our technology, aiming to make industrial metal additive manufacturing an economical process for everybody.

SCALE
Our system offers the ability to integrate into reconfigurable factory cells and is automation ready. We are actively working to enable 20, 40, 100+ machine installations for true industrial production. 

SAFETY
The Series 3 is UL and CE certified, has an inert and sealed environment, powder-free exposure (closed loop), is fully capable of handling reactive and flammable binders and powders, and does not require hazard zoning.

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Proven partnership

The Binder Jet Line has been developed with input from our customer partners as they develop their own, real-world, Binder Jet enabled roadmaps, business cases, applications, and parts.

Regardless of where you are in your AM capabilities, our team can help you identify, design, and produce your specific applications at cost, quality, and scale that fits your needs. Our goal is to enable additive manufacturing to provide a meaningful return on investment throughout the supply chain.

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APPLICATION STUDY

Hydraulic manifold

CASTING CHALLENGES:
  • Ability to machine very precise flow path
  • Demand for improved energy efficiency and improved performance
  • The current manufacturing process is time consuming
REDESIGN PROCESS:

By leveraging the design freedom AM offers, the manifold was designed to be extremely compact and efficient. The tubing is organized in a layered approach so that the tubes collectively support one another, creating an exceptionally rigid structure. The short, swept passages enable rapid fluid transfer and easy access for de-powdering and handling. The flange layout is adaptive which allows the manifold to act as one central interface that accommodates all the desired incoming connection angles. 

AM BENEFITS:
  • Monolithic construction creates a more durable part
  • Assembly consolidation reduces the overall lead time for production 
  • Elimination of material waste and significant weight reduction
  • Optimized passages offer more efficient system function
  • Improved fluid flow performance 
  • Design freedom for wall thicknesses, inner diameters & fixture points
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“We’re working closely with a handful of strategic partners and customers in a
co-development, knowledge-share relationship. The core tenet of these partnerships is a mutual commitment to formally identify, design and productionize specific applications at cost, quality and needed scale. By partnering closely, we are ensuring that our technology will align with each company’s production expectations and requirements.”

— Josh mook, chief engineer and innovation executive, GE Additive

Read more about the partnership between GE Additive and Cummins and their path to production of the first metal additive part using binder jet technology.

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DISCOVER NEW GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

AddWorks engineering support

Wherever you’re at on your path to full metal additive production, our team is ready to help you bring new innovation to market faster.

What are AddWorks Workshops? 
Learn foundational knowledge and additive strategies in a classroom environment. Workshops typically run three to five days.

What are the Application Sprints? 
Get comprehensive support anywhere on your path to production with workshops and training, and/or hands-on consulting with GE’s AddWorks experts.

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Are you ready to see how the Binder Jet Line can produce quality production parts safely while saving costs?

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Tomas Kellner
19 September 2019