XJet Ltd. has announced its participation in the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference from March 31st – April 4th, where it will unveil a new application made possible with its NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology for the first time.
The company also promises to add some magic to proceedings with live demonstrations – as-yet unseen in the USA – and joins the conference program in a presentation and roundtable discussion.
“This will be the first time a US audience can see the removal of XJet’s soluble support for metal demonstrated,” says XJet CBO Dror Danai, “Experiencing it live is the best way to fully comprehend the speed and efficiency of the process. It really is magical when you see the material dissolve away so quickly, in its entirety, and start to think of the viable applications.”
Dissolving rapidly in a water-based, hazard-free solution, the advantages of soluble support materials are striking – and unique to XJet for metal AM. Fine details and complex parts such as internal cavities, lattice structures, and microstructures are no longer at risk of being damaged by the support material removal process and designers don’t need to give special consideration as to how they will be produced – software automatically positions parts on the print bed and calculates what support is required. Large numbers of parts can be processed in a jacuzzi bath in a very short timeframe, manual labor requirements are drastically reduced, making end-to-end workflow significantly more efficient. Designers can finally achieve the creative freedom long promised by AM technology.
“Michael Jordan once said: ‘I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed’,” observes Danai. “As a hero to the city of Chicago, and to me personally, it’s fitting that the kind of perseverance he’s describing is a crucial part of good R&D. Michael Jordan dedicated years of hard work to reach the pinnacle of skill he achieved, and the result is seen in the minutiae, two seconds of perfection as he steals the ball, passes three capable defenders and makes a slam dunk. The development of our soluble support material for metal has been a phenomenal effort by the XJet team, the project is measured in years, and like MJ, the results take just a matter of seconds or minutes to show as the support falls away like fairy dust!”
Danai will galvanize AMUG’s global community of users with the benefits of ‘Powder-Free Ceramic & Metal AM’ in a presentation on Tuesday 2nd April from 3-4pm in the Joliet room, and XJet will join a roundtable discussion from 3-4pm on Wednesday 3rd April in the Continental A and B room to debate the possibilities of ‘Ceramic 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications’.
“With installations now complete in three states across the USA – in addition to double-digit installs around the globe – we’re as committed as ever to the North American market and excited about the ongoing discourse AMUG allows us to have with the American AM community,” says Danai, adding, “Metal and ceramic additive manufacturing technologies claim complete design freedom, but reality often tells a very different story. Designers and technicians are still experiencing limitations when creating overhangs and cavities. The technology we are debuting changes that. For this reason, we are particularly excited to be a part of AMUG in Chicago, and once again push the boundaries of additive manufacturing.”
See XJet at AMUG conference, Hilton Chicago, from March 31st – April 4th, booth P15 on March 31 and April 1.