ExOne Appoints John Burn & Co. as Independent Sales Representative in the United Kingdom

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NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., Aug. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ExOne Company (Nasdaq:XONE) ("ExOne" or the "Company"), a global provider of three-dimensional ("3D") printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, announced today that it has appointed John Burn & Co. as its sales representative in the United Kingdom.

John Burn & Co. specializes in materials for the tooling and composite industry, as well as the rapid prototyping market and foundry industry. It has significant experience in partnering with foundries to provide sound technical advice, intensive support, flexibility and rapid response to serve the needs of its customers.

David Burns, President and Chief Operating Officer of ExOne commented, "The UK market is important for both metal castings and for generalized 3D printing in industrial applications. John Burn is a very distinctive company, in that it has historically supported the casting market and has years of experience in 3D printing. ExOne believes in true partnerships with customers, and John Burn embodies that philosophy as well. We look forward to great success together in the UK market."

"We look forward to a long association with ExOne. ExOne's competencies are a strong complement to the capabilities of John Burn & Co., and we believe that, ultimately, it is our customers who will benefit from our collaboration. The foundry industry in the UK is hungry for new approaches and we at John Burn believe that the time is now for 3D printing in the foundry world," added Brian Lang, Managing Director of John Burn & Co.

Ranked as the sixth largest global economy, the UK presents significant and varied opportunities for the application of 3D printing technology. With over 350 foundries in the region, the Company believes this market provides meaningful sales potential for its indirect materialization process.

For more information regarding 3D printing applications, visit ExOne's website at www.exone.com.

About ExOne

ExOne is a global provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers. ExOne's business primarily consists of manufacturing and selling 3D printing machines and printing products to specification for its customers using its in‐house 3D printing machines. ExOne offers pre‐production collaboration and prints products through Production Service Centers, which are located in the United States, Germany and Japan. ExOne builds 3D printing machines at its facilities in the United States and Germany. ExOne also supplies the associated products, including consumables and replacement parts, and services, including training and technical support, necessary for purchasers of its machines to print products.

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Source:The ExOne Company