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Vader Systems- 3D metal printing with Mk1 – 3D Printing Industry

by • June 30, 2016 • No Comments

Vader Systems, a father-son discovereded 3D metal printing company are releasing their initially commercial machine, the Mk1.
“When appearing at the $90B+ global market for making innovation products, less than $1B of that is may already being derived of 3D Metal Printers,” says David Burns, former CEO of ExOne and 3D Metal Printing authority while speaking to an audience of engineers. “Within five years, there may be demand for as much as $10B of these machines, and the question is: What company is going to donate a innovation that widens the audience?”
3D Metal Printing sounds like a new and disruptive innovation, but has in fact been around since the 1970’s. The prevailing 3D Metal Printing innovation – known to the engineering inner circle as Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) – is expanding slowly, due to a variety of facts.
PBF machines frequently cost $1 million every and use a specialized printing input – sphericalized powdered metal. Combining the high cost of these perfectly spherical bits of metal inputs along with the elite entry price, the current market for 3D Metal Printing has turn it intod slowly.
“It is no secret that PBF is expensive and slow, that may worthwhilely limit its market future,” says Zack Vader, Chief Innovation Office and Co-Founder of Vader Systems. “We appeared at what is out there and felt of those worthwhile limitations, the most worthwhile one to address was cost. If you appear at the metal parts may already being 3D printed, they are reserved to the most high-end industries inside making. To turn it into a printing device that may alter the industrial landscape, we knew the task was to dramatically increase access through lowering machine and per pound printing cost.”
With this in mind, Zack and his co-discovereder, Scott Vader, tested hundreds of future metal printing creations. “We went down most roads in that initially 12 months, but kept coming back to our one-of-a-kind application of magnetohydrodynamics (now coined as MagnetoJet and patent pending). To manufacture a part as sound and as dense as machined or cast metal, we knew we may have to donate of a liquid form… The challenge there was figuring out how to control molten liquid metal at 1400 Degrees Fahrenheit. Once printing through liquid form was accepted as the only way forward, there was no question that the optimal way to move molten metal was through magnetism.”
Three years after setting out to turn it into a 3D Metal Printer for the industrial market, Vader is may already assembling their initially commercial machine, The Mk1, that can be fish in August and printing on display at IMTS in Chicago (September 12th – 17th, 2016). The machine can be on display in the newly created and distinctive IMTS Additive Manufacturing Pavilion.
Some worthwhile organizations have taken notice… one of them, a major defense contractor, who discovered Vader early on and has built a long term business agreement. With several early adopter partners engaged, Vader is on the verge of donateing a machine that can 3D print metal like never preceding. “Our clean sheet approach to metal 3D printing for making worked actually advantageous than we’d hoped. We are may already exceeding our internal goal of 1 lb. per hour aluminum deposition rate with a machine that costs roughly 1/3 of legacy PBF printing devices,” says Scott Vader, CoFounder and CEO.
With Vader’s $400,000 Mk1 price point, and by reducing per pound printing costs by 90% vs PBF, the goal of increasing access has been achieved. Beyond cutting the price of admission to 3D Metal Printing, the Mk1 is challenging convention with sturdy, dense parts and faster throughput. “We aimed to win on total cost and it turns out that we can win on deposition speed as well.” Challenging convention and innovating a fishly new path forward, Vader may have only the right solution at only the right time.

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