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XJET LAUNCHES SMART FOR AUTOMATED POST-PROCESSING OF CERAMIC AM PARTS

September 3, 2021

Press Release

New equipment will empower manufacturers with automated, repeatable, low-cost production Rehovot, Israel – September 3rd 2021 

XJet Ltd. announces today the launch of the SMART station, a new system to automate the post-processing of XJet parts. The equipment provides the last link in the chain for automated end-to-end additive manufacturing using XJet NanoParticle Jetting™.

SMART, or ‘Support Material Automatic Removal Technology’, works seamlessly with all XJet Carmel AM systems, automating the removal of the award-winning soluble support material and eliminating dependency on operator expertise. The easy-to-use water-based system has a selection of programs – differing by water level, flow rate and other parameters – to suit any given tray of parts. Using intelligent algorithms, the SMART system suggests the appropriate program.

“The SMART station delivers the final missing link in AM,” asserts Dror Danai, XJet CBO. “Now XJet’s award-winning soluble support material becomes even easier to remove, making part production really easy and allowing virtually any geometry as water can access even the smallest channels that XJet ultra high-quality printing enables.

“This is all part of XJet’s drive to support mannufacturers in a true production environment. XJet technology is designed for manufacturers who want to build better parts for real-world applications. We examine the whole workflow to see what can be done to reduce production time, minimize operational costs, and ensure the premium quality of parts is repeatable.”

XJet’s soluble support material works with all its ceramic and metal build materials. The ability to gently melt away the support ensures any ultra-fine details and complex geometries of parts are preserved throughout the post-processing process. The introduction of end-to-end automation – from support generation to support removal – allows manufacturers to produce premium quality parts, with all the benefits of additive manufacturing.

“One of our beta customers has reported a 90 percent reduction in cleaning time and hassle using the XJet SMART station, so we’re delighted with the results!” says Danai. “Additive manufacturing is supposed to offer true design freedom and complex geometries with zero additional cost. Our soluble support material delivers those capabilities – even for tiny cavities. Now with the SMART station our customers can benefit from simple, predictable, low-cost operation.”

Designers and manufacturers can see the SMART station and many printed samples at RAPID+TCT (in Chicago, USA from 13th to 15th September) and at Formnext (Frankfurt, Germany, from 16th to 19th November)

The XJet SMART system for automated post-processing of ceramic AM part

XJet’s award-winning soluble support material becomes even easier to remove with SMART

The XJet SMART station has a selection of programs to suit any tray of parts

Note to editors:

XJet executives are available for media briefings at Rapid +TCT, Chicago from September 13th to 15th on booth E7401. To arrange a meeting, please contact Claire Russell-Jones or Calum Mitchell at Incus via xjet@incus-media.com or +44 1737 215200.

About XJet

XJet provides industry-leading high-definition 3D printing solutions that empower companies to create revolutionary products in ceramics and metals. Manufacturers can now enjoy volume production of true geometric complexities, unlocking a host of applications that have so far been unviable. Learn more at http://xjet3d.com.

XJet Contact Information

Alon Ziv, Marketing Communications Manager, XJet Office: +972-8-931-4620, mobile: +972-50-756-7013, email: Alon.Ziv@xjet3d.com

Claire Russell-Jones, Account Director, Incus Office: +44 1737 215200, email: xjet@incus-media.com

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