XJet Ltd. has revealed today how Syqe Medical, the manufacturer of a revolutionary medical inhaler, is using XJet NanoParticle Jetting™ (NPJ) technology to create parts impossible to produce with other manufacturing methods.
Syqe Medical’s Selective-Dose inhaler aims to increase the effectiveness of patient treatment by delivering a range of drugs in breakthrough precision levels. This new level of precision allows patients to reach the coveted optimum balance between symptom relief and adverse events, and regain their quality of life.
Finding a need to build a high-precision, high-temperature and electrically insulated test facility for product development, Syqe Medical first looked to PEEK materials and traditional manufacturing methods because of the heat resistance requirements. However, according to Syqe Medical Founder and CEO Perry Davidson, design processes were constrained, requiring many adjustments and consequently, production costs were high, delivery times long and yet still the materials were not durable enough.
“Realising we needed another solution, we turned to XJet,” elaborates Itay Kurgan, Product manager at Syqe Medical. “We have a wealth of experience with additive manufacturing technologies and whilst the polymer materials don’t have the heat resistance we needed, XJet ceramic materials are resistant to temperatures even higher than our requirements and of course they are electrically insulated. Minor design adjustments are very easy, and results are precise and repeatable, so we can achieve optimum accuracy and delivery times are very fast. Where all other options were flawed in at least one aspect, XJet provided the perfect solution.”
The XJet Carmel 1400 AM system – featuring the company’s patented NanoParticle Jetting technology – enables the production of ceramic parts with the ease and versatility of inkjet printing. Using ultrafine layers, the Carmel system produces ceramic parts with superfine details, smooth surfaces and high accuracy which are preserved with the use of soluble support material which simply washes away.
“Syqe Medical is making life-changing advancements in the field of patient care so we’re delighted to see them reaping the rewards of XJet’s unique capabilities. Ceramics have some very valuable material properties, but it can be difficult to exploit them due to difficulties in the manufacturing process. XJet delivers all the benefits of ceramic materials, with accuracy and precision, but without the difficulties of traditional manufacturing,” says XJet CBO Dror Danai.