Avi Cohen · Head of Markets Development at XJet Ltd.
Xjet introduces Zirconia 3D printing capacity of its NanoParticle Jetting tech
It's been anticipated for a long time, but Xjet's NanoParticle Jetting metal 3D printing technology is finally ready...See more for primetime. First announced about a year ago, this proprietary inkjet printing technology for liquid metal promised to make the large scale manufacturing of custom metal parts cheaper and more efficient than ever before. While first unveiled at RAPID in Florida, visitors of next week's Formnext in Frankfurt (to be held from 15 to 18 November) will be able to see a completely new and unexpected side of this 3D printing technology: the 3D printing of ceramic materials with the same level of detail and efficiency.
Xjet itself is an Israeli startup with the ambition to do for metal 3D printing what fellow Israeli company Objet (now part of Stratasys) did for plastic manufacturing. This ambition transformed into NanoParticle Jetting or NPJ 3D printing, which the company hailed as a groundbreaking new metal 3D printing solution back in May - one that could even bring 3D printing to mainstream manufacturing. In a nutshell, NPJ uses nanoparticles to create special liquid metals that are 3D printed into one-of-a-kind metal parts on the fly whilst introducing a new level of throughput and speed, unequaled accuracy and surface finish. What's more, the technology should become significantly cheaper than Direct Metal Laser Sintering, as well as easier and safer to use.
This ceramic and Zirconia breakthrough makes NPJ 3D printing even more widely applicable. The expansion of NanoParticle Jetting to include ceramics will allow XJet to address an even wider range of applications, such as dental, medical and specific industrial applications