Press Releases - Swiss Ceramic Powerhouse Ceramaret Strengthens Precision Manufacturing with XJet AM System

Press Releases - Swiss Ceramic Powerhouse Ceramaret Strengthens Precision Manufacturing with XJet AM System

Ceramaret to install Carmel 1400C solution in its Swiss facility this year.

Rehovot, Israel – October 30, 2023 – XJet has announced today that Ceramaret, a renowned technical ceramic manufacturer based in Switzerland, has acquired an XJet Carmel 1400C Additive Manufacturing system. Ceramaret’s investment followed an intensive benchmarking process driven by the verdict that XJet’s NanoParticle Jetting process could produce parts the team had previously deemed not possible.

“XJet technology will provide us with new capabilities, new geometries we can offer our customers, whilst also delivering exceptional time-to-market. Taking 72 hours from a new file to a finished part, it’s an extremely fast process,” says Senad Hasanovic, Ceramaret VP of Innovation, adding: “However, it was the quality and global cost-per-part that really impressed me, demonstrating that this was an industrially competitive solution.”

Masters of the whole ceramic production process, from design and prototyping to the mass production of high-precision advanced ceramic parts, the Ceramaret team regularly benchmarks technologies from across the industry.

“We couldn’t ignore XJet’s remarkable capabilities after that process, the applications XJet will open up for Ceramaret are remarkable,” Hasanovic enthuses. “We saw parts that are beyond the reach of any other production method. In particular, there were parts with internal shapes or channels down to 300 microns in diameter and near 300mm long, which either cannot be produced in a single piece or cannot be produced in bulk with our existing techniques.”

Since then, Ceramaret has collaborated with XJet to test an impressive 30 distinct products with around 300-400 manufactured parts. Hasanovic and his team also visited XJet’s state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Center in Rehovot, Israel, witnessing the entire production process firsthand. Hasanovic comments on the analysis: “We scrutinised each of the test parts, polishing them and checking their structural integrity, their porosity, functionality and more. These investigations convinced us that the parts would meet the needs of our customers and add value to the manufacturing services we offer.”

Andy Middleton, XJet Vice President Europe, reinforces this sentiment with a resounding endorsement: “Ceramaret is known across numerous industries for its expertise in every aspect of ceramic production, so their decision to embrace XJet’s technology underscores its quality and value.”

He adds, “Achieving near-net-shape is a proficiency Ceramaret particularly prides itself on. As does XJet. Our technology achieves it through a combination of unique capabilities, from NanoParticle Jetting to our post-processing steps, whether geometries are simple or complex.”

XJet uses nano particles to deliver extremely fine detail and accuracy. Meanwhile, the production of internal cavities or channels – typically a labor-intensive post-processing challenge or sometimes an unattainable feat with other technologies – is rendered straightforward with XJet’s proprietary soluble support material, which simply dissolves away. Hasanovic describes XJet post-processing as “a repeatable, stable, industrial-grade process that we feel already familiar with.”

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About Ceramaret SA

Ceramaret, based in Bôle (CH) and Meissen (DE), designs and manufactures components from ultra-hard materials, such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina, silicon nitrides and carbides) and synthetic sapphire and ruby. Ceramaret enables its customers and partners to benefit from its decades of experience in the shaping and machining of advanced ceramics and hard materials. Through its activities, it occupies a leading position in the analytical, fluid-handling markets, as well as in watchmaking and selected medical applications. Ceramaret became part of the Kowema AG group of companies in 2014.

Learn more about Ceramaret at https://ceramaret.com.

 Ceramaret contact:

Senad Hasanovic, VP Innovation & Development, email: senad.hasanovic@ceramaret.comsenad.hasanovic@ceramaret.com

 

About XJet

XJet provides industry-leading high-definition additive manufacturing solutions that empower companies to create revolutionary products in ceramic and metal. With the freedom of additive combined with the automation of modern industry, manufacturers can now enjoy volume production of true geometrically complex parts, unlocking a host of applications that have so far been unviable. Learn more at http://xjet3d.com.

 XJet media contacts:

Yael Zhou, Global Marketing Manager, XJet

Office: +972-73-2694620, Mobile: +972-55-952-3151, Email: yael.zhou@xjet3d.comAlon.Ziv@xjet3d.com

 

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