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XJET NEW 17-4PH STAINLESS STEEL SOLUTION TO UNLOCK NEW APPLICATIONS IN MEDICAL, AEROSPACE, AND MORE

June 18, 2024

Press Release

Rehovot, Israel – June 18, 2024

XJet has today announced the addition of 17-4PH stainless steel to its portfolio of materials for metal and ceramic additive manufacturing. The new material, offering high hardness and tensile strength, has been introduced to expand industrial applications across a range of sectors including medical devices and surgical instruments, aerospace and defense, oil and gas filtration, and high-precision tooling and manufacturing.

The 17-4PH solution promises a rapid production process with a groundbreaking new soluble support material, based on XJet’s proprietary NanoParticle Jetting™ (NPJ) technology. The new support material maximizes the freedom of design and dramatically shortens the automated end-to-end manufacturing process of Metal 3D parts, while further improving NPJ’s leading surface roughness and accuracy.

With XJet’s rapid three-step-process: Print-Wash-Sinter, and the accuracy and smooth surfaces delivered by XJet NPJ technology, post-processing requirements are an absolute minimum, shortening the manufacturing lead time to just weeks.

“The time and labor savings gained with XJet technology cannot be understated,” XJet CBO Andy Middleton asserts. “And that’s due to the minimal post-processing requirement. With the new solution for 17-4PH, support materials can be removed in down to six hours – a stark contrast to other AM processes.”

“Another radical advantage of XJet’s new offer is its ability to create complex inner cavities that no other technology, additive or otherwise, can achieve,” Middleton adds, “This innovation enables pre-assembly – particularly useful for a lot of medical device applications – and offers true design freedom. Where part assemblies are too demanding and time consuming for traditional technologies, XJet is the answer.”

XJet materials stand out for their exceptional quality, establishing pioneering standards in additive manufacturing for density and fidelity to the original material.

The material properties of XJet 17-4PH stainless steel – high tensile strength, hardness, fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance – in combination with accuracy to 50 microns with NPJ technology, will unlock new possibilities for innovation and drive new applications.

“17-4PH enables us to effectively collaborate with industry leaders to produce cutting-edge end-use parts at unique designs, quality and speeds that their respective industries will not have seen before,” says Middleton. “By increasing our customers potential, we aim to reshape the way each industry approaches the manufacturing of complex pieces.”

Visitors to RAPID+TCT can see XJet’s 17-4PH stainless steel material and range of additive manufacturing solutions on booth 2317 from 25 – 27th June at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

Surgical forceps produced pre-assembled, unpolished with XJet metal additive manufacturing solution

Surgical forceps produced pre-assembled, unpolished with XJet metal additive manufacturing solution

XJet Carmel 1400M System for 316L and 17-4PH Stainless Steel

XJet Carmel 1400M System for 316L and 17-4PH Stainless Steel

About XJet

XJet provides industry-leading high-definition end-to-end additive manufacturing solutions that empower companies to create revolutionary products in metal and ceramic. 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 Contact

Yael Zhou, Global Marketing Manager, XJet

Office: +972 73 269 4620, mobile: +972-55-952-3151, email: yael.zhou@xjet3d.com

Claire Russell-Jones, Incus

Office: +44 1737 215200, email: xjet@incus-media.co.

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