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A 3D printed part of XJet’s NanoParticle Jetting system.
A 3D printed part of XJet’s NanoParticle Jetting system.

One other benefit is speed, with XJet stating that their system works at five times the rate of laser metal 3D printing devices (roughly 2 to 8 mm3/s on EOS machines, depending on the material utilized). They in addition suggest a higher level of precision than their competitors, as well as part densities rivaling traditional producing without the same porosity seen with other techniques. No vacuum or potentially dangerous gasses, like argon, are utilized, producing for a safer work environment. And, for the reason NanoParticle Jetting does not rely on a powder bed, as with DMLS, just the material required to print the object and its assist structures is necessary, reducing waste and, therefore, cost.

Without a powder bed to assist every print layer, yet, these structures are required for a few harsh shapes and must be removed after printing is consume, that XJet claims can be done “simply and with approximately no guide intervention.” The sintering system in addition adds an extra
step, but given the satisfactory level of more detail may already possible with NanoParticle Jetting, it sounds as yet a worthwhile amount of postsysteming may not be required, that is not the case with DMLS and EBM.

From left to right, the XJet management team: Udi Bloch, COO; Nir Ackerman, CFO;DoronAvramov, VP R&D;DrorDanai, chief brand officer; and Hanan Gothait, founder and CEO.
From left to right, the XJet management team: Udi Bloch, COO; Nir Ackerman, CFO;DoronAvramov, VP R&D;DrorDanai, chief brand officer; and Hanan Gothait, founder and CEO.

Prior to founding XJet in 2005, President and CEO Hanan Gothait founded Objet, known for its polymer jetting 3D printing innovation relying on UV-curable resins. XJet has picked up $60 million between 2007 and 2011, as well as $22 million in 2014, that helped the transition of a solar panel–focutilized company to a 3D printing company. XJet is now home to 50 R&D specialists and has over 50 patents registered or pending. This latest round of $25 million can see the firm bring its system into markets of the world, which include China. If you take place to be attending AMUG in St. Louis this April, you may be one of the initially to see this innovation displayed in public.


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