Formnext 2017/Xjet Breakthrough AM systems for ceramics and metal
Ceramic and metal printing – Additive manufacturing company Xjet will launch the Xjet Carmel AM System product line at Formnext.
The Carmel product line comprises the Carmel 1400 and the Carmel 700 AM systems and are meant for ceramics and metal. The Carmel line features Xjet’s patented Nano Particle Jetting technology, which is able to transform the metal and ceramic additive manufacturing industries by printing separate nanoparticle inks or fluids for build material as well as support material, says Israel-based Xjet. Manufacturers can thus produce ceramic or metal parts with the ease and versatility of inkjet printing.
According to Xjet, Nano Particle Jetting technology is a unique 3D-inkjet technology that redefines additive manufacturing for metals and ceramics. CEO and Xjet founder Hanan Gothait said: “Other additive manufacturing technologies use powders, but we offer a real breakthrough by leveraging our know-how as pioneers of both the inkjet printing and 3D-printing industries.” He added that the Carmel systems print very fine layers of build and support material, which enables the creation of complex geometries in a simple and safe process. Xjet currently prints only one build material, but theoretically printing multiple build materials is possible.
Carmel 1400 features a 1,400-cm2 build tray, said to be one of the industry’s largest, for high-capacity production and a unique ability to print both ceramics and metals.
Xjet will be exhibiting at Formnext in Hall 3.1, Booth E20.