Uploaded 18 Jul @ 08:34am
A revolutionary technology that claims to redefine the metal and ceramic additive manufacturing industry is set to hit the UK market for the very first time.
XJ3D was unveiled at the recent TCT Show as the first appointed worldwide partner of Israel-based XJet, whose NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) systems are capable of 3D printing geometrically complex parts quickly, safely and with unmatched quality.
XJ3D becomes the fifth company owned by the Derbyshire-based Carfulan Group. Across its businesses, the group works with leading UK manufacturers in multi-sensor metrology, turned-part measurement, 3D printing and tool pre-setting and inspection, empowering its customers to improve their production processes and achieve end-product excellence.
Developed by a team of industry experts over more than a decade, patented NPJ technology enables users to produce intricate metal or ceramic parts with the same ease and versatility afforded by inkjet printing.
This is made possible by a unique liquid dispersion technique, where liquid suspensions containing solid nanoparticles of selected build and support materials are jetted onto a build tray to create incredibly dense and detailed models.
By eliminating the hazardous and hard-to-handle powders that are prevalent in other technologies, NPJ is introducing a growing number of metal and ceramic materials to meet evolving industry needs.
Carfulan Group Director, Matt Fulton, says: “We’ve followed the evolution of XJet for a number of years and have kept in constant communication with its developers in Israel. The Carfulan Group is all about offering innovative, best-in-class manufacturing solutions to the UK market and NanoParticle Jetting certainly meets that criteria.
“Through our company SYS Systems, a Stratasys UK platinum partner, we have been at the forefront of the 3D printing movement for more than a decade, so we already have considerable experience in the industry.
“The addition of XJ3D to our group of companies underlines our ambition for continuous growth and we’re extremely excited about demonstrating NPJ’s capabilities as a viable alternative to traditional manufacturing methods.”
Further reading: www.xj3d-uk.com
Ben Hayes – Sales Manager, CWST
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