Xylem, the world-leading water technology company, simplifies production of impellers with ExOne binder jet 3D printing.
By using the 3D printer from ExOne, Xylem was able to significantly simplify the manufacturing process for one of its key products: impeller cores. Since the new technology was introduced, the sand cores needed for casting water pump impellers have no longer been produced from four parts in a core shooting process – but from a single part in the 3D printer. “Our goal was to speed up production,” commented Andersson.
“Using the traditional method, it took seven days to manufacture impeller cores;
with the 3D printer we can now do it within 48 hours.”