XJET TO PRESENT WORLD’S FIRST DIRECT 3D METAL INK-JET SYSTEM USING Nano Particle Jetting™
Technology offers unprecedented quality, gets first European Exposure at formnext in Frankfurt, November 15th, 2016 (Rehovot, Israel), November 1st, 2016 – XJet Ltd., an Additive Manufacturing company pioneering NanoParticle Jetting technology, announced plans to showcase the first 3D solution to directly jet metal ink, to the global market at formnext 2016, in Germany on November 15th at Stand #J30. The inkjet technology uses nanoparticles, which produces high quality parts, featuring unprecedented levels of details, surface finish and accuracy – without compromising build time.
“We are currently witnessing how additive manufacturing is disrupting entire business models,” said Yair Shamir, XJET’s Chairman. “Even more so with XJet’s NanoParticle Jetting technology, the manufacturing industry is going to make giant leaps ahead, giving businesses a real competitive edge. Its breakthrough technology produces complex geometries with intricate details, and with perfect metallurgy. This is unprecedented.” Mr. Shamir Managing Partner of the Catalyst CEL Fund and former minister of the Israeli government added, “It is exciting to be part of the XJet journey and to usher in this revolutionary approach in Additive Manufacturing.”
Prior to a successful introduction to the U.S. market in RAPID earlier this year, XJet announced an additional funding round of $25million. This was led by the Catalyst CEL Fund, an Israeli-Chinese private equity fund and Autodesk, Inc. through its Spark Investment Fund.
“We look forward to presenting our metal ink-jet system at formnext – the leading international event for Additive Manufacturing technologies,” said Hanan Gothait, CEO and Founder of XJet. “We are extremely proud of our NanoParticle Jetting technology, which is a landmark in the additive manufacturing industry. It is the culmination of years of research in our labs, with over 50 registered patents. Our technology overcomes many of the current challenges that Additive Manufacturing has faced until now, which will greatly benefit many industries.”
“formnext is the perfect opportunity for the industry pioneers to see first-hand XJet’s metal inkjet printers and meet the people driving this innovation,” added Dror Danai, Chief Business Officer.
Jetting Metal “Ink”
NanoParticle JettingTM produces an ultra-thin layer of droplets containing metal nanoparticles or support nanoparticles. These are deposited onto the system build-tray, producing metal parts with the ease and versatility of inkjet printing without compromising throughput.
Delivered as sealed cartridges, the liquid dispersions are loaded easily into the XJet system, eliminating the need to handle metal powders. Inside the system’s build envelope, extremely high temperatures cause the liquid ‘jacket’ around the metal nanoparticles to evaporate. This results in virtually the same metallurgy as traditionally-made metal parts. In addition, the metal part undergoes an easy sintering process, with the support material removed simply and with almost no manual intervention.
Unparalleled Technology: Details, Dispersion and Design Freedom XJet’s 3D metal jetting technology fulfills many requirements that until now Additive Manufacturing has been struggling to achieve. These can be summarized in 3 ‘dimensions’:
- Details – The size of the particles and the ultra-thin layers allows a new level of small details and thin walls to be printed.
- Dispersion – XJet’s system print heads deposit an ultra-fine layer of liquid droplets which contain metal-nanoparticles. This “ink” is delivered in sealed cartridges, achieving a new level in safety and simplicity.
- Design Freedom – The support materials, which are different to model materials, require no pre-design and are effortlessly removed afterwards. This enables almost any geometry to be designed and printed. The technology will be on display at formnext, Frankfurt, Germany from November 15th to November 18th at Stand #J30. To learn more about the company and technology, visit http://www.xjet3d.com
XJet Ltd. was founded in 2005 by Hanan Gothait, an innovator and veteran of the inkjet printing industry. XJet has developed the first ground-breaking inkjet-based 3D printing system to jet metal ink for 3D metal parts. Established in Rehovot, XJet boasts 55 multidisciplinary R&D specialists and has filed more than 55 registered and pending patents. With a decade’s-worth of research behind it, XJet pioneers NanoParticle Jetting™ technology to redefine the metal additive manufacturing industry. You can find images of XJet in the following folder:
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