Frequently Asked Questions

Which material alloys are compatible with Area Printing? ​

All meltable material is feasible with Area Printing, although our initial focus is on metal, with the more common alloys initially targeted by our customers, such as Steels, Nickels and reactive materials such as Aluminum and Titanium. All of our material and parameter development is customer-driven and begins after a production slot has been booked in our Area Printing Production (APP) Program and secured through a commercial agreement.

What kinds of material properties can customers expect with Area Printing?

 

We have exceeded ASTM standards in 316L SS and achieved best-in-class surface roughness and density. As we scale in size and speed, Area Printing offers a unique ability to maintain or improve mechanical properties, surface roughness, along with dimensional accuracy and precision. 

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2μm Surface Roughness | >99.9% Density

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How do I know if my application is suitable for Area Printing?  ​

The value of Area Printing is best illustrated with high volume production parts that are manufactured by traditional or additive methods and where the customer seeks to improve economics, quality and or lead time. Our team of Application experts will help analyze your requirements to support the development of your business case prior to engaging in our Area Printing Production (APP) Program

Can you print my part?

In order to benefit from the economics of our Area Printing process we focus on high volume contract manufacture, please contact us with your requirements and we'll redirect you to a member of the Commercial team who can talk to you about our Area Printing Production (APP).  

How can I buy a Seurat 3D printer?

We do not sell systems for purchase. We are a contract manufacturer producing parts with the Area Printing process. 

 

What kind of 3D printing process is Area Printing?

Area Printing is a Laser Powderbed Fusion (LPBF) process. 

 

What is the build size of Seurat’s 3D printers? 

Our Gen 1 system will be 450 mm x 450 mm x 450 mm (xyz), our Gen 2 system will scale to 1.2m x 1.2m x 1.2m (xyz) and we plan to get much larger after that. See the table on Area Printing for more details.

 

How fast is the Area Printing process?

Area Printing is 10x more productive than today’s LPBF process and our vision is that our Gen 2 system will be 100X more productive.

 

Who are Seurat’s customers? 

We are engaged with a large number of the world’s largest OEMs in the consumer electronics, automotive, energy and aerospace sectors. 

Interested in learning more?

 

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