Israel-based XJet has announced the launch of its Carmel line of additive manufacturing (AM) systems, comprising the Carmel 700 for ceramic parts and the Carmel 1400 for ceramic or metal parts.
The Carmel AM systems employ XJet’s patented nanoparticle jetting (NPJ) technology, enabling the printing of separate nanoparticle inks, or fluids, for the build and support materials. NJP currently allows for the printing of one build material at a time, although the company believes that the printing of multiple build materials simultaneously is ‘theoretically’ possible.
The Carmel 700 and Carmel 1400 feature 700 (50 x 28) and 1,400 cm2 (50 x 14 cm) build trays, respectively. They are both suitable for prototyping, on-demand manufacturing and short-run manufacturing in the following industries: aerospace and aviation; apparel and jewelry; automotive; consumer goods; dental; energy; healthcare and medical devices; and tooling.
‘NanoParticle Jetting technology is a unique 3D inkjet technology that redefines additive manufacturing for metals and ceramics,’ said Hanan Gothait, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of XJet. ‘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. Our solution prints very fine layers of both build materials and a support material to enable the creation of complex geometries in a very simple and very safe process.’
XJet is exhibiting the Carmel 1400 at formnext powered by tct, stand E20, hall 3.1, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 14-17 November, 2017. A Carmel 1400 has been installed at the premises of a large European customer and further details are to be released during the event. Furthermore, Dror Danai, chief business officer (CBO) at XJet, is to present an overview of NPJ technology and its ability to produce ceramic and metal AM parts on November 14, 2017, at 13:30.