ExOne and Catalysis Announce Collaboration That Delivers a Revolutionary Rapid Tooling Process

  • ExOne’s 3D printing binder jetting technology expected to
    provide Catalysis Additive Tooling customers with new and innovative
    tooling alternatives
  • Collaboration presents a new process and go-to-market avenue for
    ExOne’s 3D printed parts

ExOne Company
(Nasdaq: XONE) (“ExOne”), a global provider of
three-dimensional (“3D”) printing machines and 3D printed and other
products, materials and services to industrial customers, announced its
collaboration with Catalysis
Additive Tooling
(“Catalysis”) in the development of a new process
for 3D printed tooling for low-to-medium volume production parts.
Catalysis, based in Powell, Ohio, is known for providing a complete
solution which includes designing and 3D-printing tooling, as well as
manufacturing parts.

The collaboration between the two companies has resulted in the
development of a revolutionary new rapid tooling process. The process
starts with an ExOne sand mold which is 3D printed using its binder
jetting technology, based on a unique customer design. The mold then
receives proprietary coatings and becomes a re-usable tool to make a
plastic, fiberglass, foam or other composite part by way of a more
traditional injection, vacuum formed or cast process. Speed, cost and
the ability to create a uniquely designed and reusable tool for
low-to-medium run production are all benefits to Catalysis customers.

We are pleased to add ExOne’s binder jetting technology to our family
of 3D printing offerings. At Catalysis Additive Tooling we take an
agnostic approach to 3D printing. We offer a number of different 3D
printing technologies and select the best technology to meet and exceed
our customers’ needs, based on the specific application. Given its speed
and volume capabilities, we are especially interested in binder jetting
for production parts. ExOne offers the best solution to satisfy this
need,” said Darrell Stafford, Chief Executive Officer and President of
Catalysis Additive Tooling. “With an ever-increasing number of
applications, we are finding that our go-to technology for development
of thermoforming, composite and foam tooling is binder jetting.”

Catalysis pursues opportunities from prototype to mass production in a
diverse variety of end markets, including automotive, appliance,
aerospace, incubators, medical, packaging, recreation and more. Together
with their strategic manufacturing partners, Catalysis has developed
tooling and manufacturing processes for metal forming, vacuum forming
and plastic injection at a cost and lead time which are often less than
half the cost and time required of conventional manufacturing processes.
Additionally, 3D printing allows for the design of more complex tooling,
removing constraints inhibited by traditional tooling design.

This collaboration with Catalysis represents yet another avenue for us
to deliver the benefits of our 3D printing binder jetting technology to
the market,” said Rick Lucas, ExOne’s Chief Technology Officer.
Catalysis’ broad and innovative customer base seeks the significant
cost and efficiency advantages that our technology provides. We are
excited to partner with Catalysis in helping their customers to
innovatively differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”

We selected ExOne as our strategic partner because they are the proven
global leader in binder jetting technology for industrial sand and metal
components. Additionally, ExOne continues to advance the processes and
print mediums to which their technology can be applied, further reducing
costs and enhancing print quality,” added Mr. Stafford. “Their machine
print resolution is an excellent fit for our thermoforming, composite
and foam tooling applications. And, compared with other 3D printing
technologies, ExOne’s binder jetting offers the most cost effective and
efficient solution for these types of applications.”

Visit ExOne’s website to learn more: https://www.exone.com.

About ExOne

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and 3D printed and
other products, materials and services to industrial customers. ExOne’s
business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing
machines and printing products to specification for its customers using
its installed base of 3D printing machines. ExOne’s machines serve
direct and indirect applications. Direct printing produces a component;
indirect printing makes a tool to produce a component. ExOne offers
pre-production collaboration and print products for customers through
its network of ExOne Adoption Centers (“EACs”) and Production Service
Centers (“PSCs”). ExOne also supplies the associated materials,
including consumables and replacement parts, and other services,
including training and technical support that is necessary for
purchasers of its 3D printing machines to print products. The Company
believes that its ability to print in a variety of industrial materials,
as well as its industry-leading volumetric output (as measured by build
box size and printing speed) uniquely position ExOne to serve the needs
of industrial customers.

About Catalysis Additive Tooling

Catalysis Additive Tooling’s passion lies in its ability to
substantially save businesses time and money. With its strategic
partners, Catalysis is able to provide customers with a “One Stop Shop”
advantage. This means that its customers can get all of their needs
taken care of by using Catalysis—rather than going through different
avenues. Catalysis can support development and engineering needs in
addition to 3D direct printing of parts, designing 3D printed tools,
printing the tools, and manufacturing the mass production level
parts/parts quality confirmation. Learn more at: https://www.catalysis3d.com.


ExOne Customers:
Jared Helfrich
Commercial Officer

(724) 765-1307

ExOne Investors:
Brian W. Smith
Vice President-Corporate Development
(724) 765-1350

Deborah K. Pawlowski / Karen L. Howard
Kei Advisors LLC
843-3908 / (716) 843-3942
/ khoward@keiadvisors.com

Catalysis Additive Tooling:
Darrell Stafford
& Chief Executive Officer
(614) 715-3674

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