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Formnext 2019 / Xjet Bringing ceramics and metals into shape

Editor: Steffen Donath

Xjet will present its new Carmel 1400M and Carmel 1400C at Formnext. The first one is used for metals and the second for ceramics, but both are based on the same technology.

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Visitors to Formnext will be able to see the soluble metal substrate that recently won the TCT Award for Non-Polymer Materials at the booth.
Visitors to Formnext will be able to see the soluble metal substrate that recently won the TCT Award for Non-Polymer Materials at the booth.
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Formnext is always an important date for Xjet. Every year we reach new milestones, and this is particularly evident with Formnext,” says Dror Danai, CBO at Xjet. “From Formnext, two new systems are available at Xjet: the Carmel 1400C for ceramics and the Carmel 1400M for metals. Although both systems are based on the same Nano-Particle Jetting technology, they are different in design and designed for specific materials. They will be demonstrated at our booth on all days of the fair.”

As the users of Xjet ceramic coatings already know, the Nano-Particle Jetting (NPJ) technology has many advantages, according to the company. It enables the production of very complex metal parts with superfine details, smooth surfaces and highest precision. The complexity at zero cost that is the goal of additive manufacturing has finally become reality.

Xjet will demonstrate a variety of applications and demonstrate the unique advantages of its NJP technology for additive manufacturing with metals and ceramics. New sample parts will demonstrate that it is now possible to produce parts that were previously impossible to produce, the company explains. Xjet will also give visitors the opportunity to see its award-winning soluble TCT substrate and its revolutionary post-processing speed up close.

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Among the applications the Xjet team will present at the show will be a new design from the University of Delaware (UDEL) for an affordable, lightweight antenna solution. The purpose of the solution is to overcome the problems associated with deploying the 5G network. UDEL found that Xjet's NPJ technology is the only manufacturing process that can manufacture the antenna while achieving the complexity, precision and smoothness required for the antenna's internal channels. But Xjet technology is not all about meeting the complex geometric requirements. In addition, Xjet Zirconia offers the right material properties such as density and uniformity as well as the dielectric behavior required for the antenna.

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