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MX3D and SENAI Institute give Brazilian market access to WAAM

The partnership includes the sale of MX3D's state-of-the-art M1 Metal AM System to the institute

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MX3D, the Netherlands-based WAAM company, has partnered with SENAI Institute in Bello Horizonte, Brazil, to give Brazilian industrial companies access to large-scale 3D metal printing technology. The partnership includes the sale of MX3D’s state-of-the-art M1 Metal AM System to the institute. Both parties will collaborate on applying WAAM technology in the oil and gas, mining, and nuclear industries in Brazil.

The M1 Metal AM System will be installed during the second quarter of 2024. It will be used to print large metal parts in a wide variety of alloys like stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, nautical bronze, duplex, Inconel, and more – replacing cast or forged parts.

The systems are available as a standard M1 Metal AM System, and a customizable larger-scale MX Metal AM System capable of printing parts up to 5 tons, using 8-axis robotics. All M Metal AM Systems run on MetalXL 4.0, which includes MX3D’s latest advancement in metal WAAM or Arc Direct Energy Deposition (Arc-DED). Known for its data-centric control, WAAM-dedicated workflow, and high productivity, these turnkey systems meet the demands of the industry in terms of productivity, certified quality, and process control.

MX3D and SENAI Institute give Brazil access to WAAM with the sale of MX3D's state-of-the-art M1 Metal AM System.

“Working with SENAI promises to become a mutually beneficial cooperation. It reflects our dedication to advance the knowledge base on large-scale industrial WAAM application,” said Gijs van der Velden, CEO of MX3D. “This M1 sale means that MX3D will have systems deployed on every continent except Antarctica,”

“WAAM technology can be cost-effective for the production of large and complex metal parts compared to traditional manufacturing methods. It enables faster deliveries, material efficiency, and waste reduction. The partnership with SENAI and MX3D will allow CIT SENAI to accelerate the results of the additive manufacturing development center, CDT MADA, by exchanging technologies and experiences with MX3D,” said Julio Cezar de Alvarenga Pires, Manager at SENAI Institute. “MX3D’s M1 Metal AM printing system is ideal for SENAI due to its advanced control system and integrated tool path planning, which allows rapid development of the technology with great advantages for industries such as mining, steel, oil and gas, and others to produce qualified parts using WAAM.”

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