InssTek debuts MX-Mini, first 'DED' desktop metal 3D printer
South Korean 3D printer manufacturer InssTek was one of many companies to make a big impact at additive manufacturing expo formnext 2016, only they managed to do so with a very small metal 3D printer, the MX-Mini. The company also claims that its latest release is the first ever desktop metal 3D printer to use Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology.
MX-Mini, was debuted at formnext 2016 in Frankfurt. Like InssTek’s other 3D printing systems, the MX-Mini is based on Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology (which actually encompasses the DMT method). The main thing that sets the new 3D printer apart from its predecessors, however, is its size. That is, unlike InssTek’s fleet of large-scale metal 3D printers, the MX-Mini has been minimized in both size and weight so it can be used as a desktop 3D printer.