On its largest stand to-date, XJet Ltd., the additive manufacturing company, is showcasing a new high volume application at Formnext this week and has signed a new customer for its alumina material. Israeli based business, Tuvia Sharon, shook hands on the deal on the opening of the exhibition in Frankfurt.
Tuvia Sharon is a family owned business, producing assemblies, parts and components – for amongst other sectors, the aerospace and medical industries. With more than 60 year’s manufacturing experience, and a meticulous customer-centric ethos, the business is perfectly positioned to beta test the alumina material.
XJet’s newest ceramic material will also be beta tested by an unnamed customer in the USA, who is already successfully producing parts in zirconia with an XJet Carmel 1400.
CEO Yair Sharon, son of the founder of Tuvia Sharon, says, “Delivering extremely high mechanical and compressive strength, together with high hardness and excellent electrical insulation, the addition of alumina to our AM portfolio will bring exciting new parts to our offering. The Additive Manufacturing accuracy and fine detail made possible by XJet’s NanoParticle Jetting technology provides the user with geometric freedom that makes the difference! We are extremely enthusiastic about adding this new material to our manufacturing facility and offer our customers a wider variety and high level AM production.”
XJet is also focussed on the production capability of its technology at Formnext, unveiling new parts as a homage to a real-life application that will be on the shelves this Christmas according to XJet CBO Dror Danai, “Our zirconia earpieces are a highlight on the stand at Formnext this year. Whilst we can’t divulge details of the brand we were inspired by, we can confirm an XJet customer is now using XJet Carmel AM Systems for the production of 2500 units of this end-use part.”
With excellent density, fine details and smooth surfaces, NPJ technology can manufacture the ceramic parts with complex internal channels needed for delivering beautifully resonance-free, clean sound.
XJet also showcased its reformed product line-up at the show, now comprising of the Carmel 1400C devoted to ceramics and the Carmel 1400M dedicated to metals. “The reaction to the dedicated systems has been excellent, and visitors have been very interested to see our new metal sample parts,” comments Danai.
With the announcements of the appointment of Nobel Laureate (Chemistry 2011) Professor Shechtman to lead XJet’s scientific advisory board, developing XJet’s application and product roadmap, and the installation of a Carmel 1400C at KU Leuven in Belgium, just prior to Formnext, XJet is having a very successful November.
“XJet continues to make rapid progress and support its customers in making the impossible possible! With new applications that offer not just small improvements, but whole new possibilities for manufacturing parts that simply were not possible to produce before. It’s very exciting times in the world of metal and ceramic additive manufacturing!” concludes Danai.