10/22/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

XJet Opens AM Center for Metals and Ceramics

The Rehovot, Israel, facility will support XJet's continued development of 3D printing materials and applications.


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XJet has opened a new Additive Manufacturing Center in Rehovot, Israel. The grand opening last week as witnessed by XJet stakeholders including local suppliers, global customers and the company’s more than 100 employees.

The AM Center is stocked with metal and ceramic XJet Carmel AM systems, which use the company’s NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology to produce highly complex parts. A support material that disintegrates post printing enables fine detail and smooth surfaces. The 8,000-square-foot facility in Rehovot Science Park will support XJet in developing new 3D printing materials and applications.

“The new AM Center is a crucial part of our pursuit for wide-ranging multi-material printing,” says Hanan Gothait, XJet CEO. “XJet Carmel AM systems are currently available with one of two printing materials, stainless steel or zirconia. Our vision is a platform that prints with a multitude of metals and ceramics on the same part. We will use the AM Center to develop and demonstrate specialized applications, print test parts for our global customer base, and trial new metal and ceramic materials.

“We have very high goals and expectations for the AM Center, and as such have placed our best resources here, led by Dr. Ophira Melamed. Under her expert guidance I’m very excited to see what the AM Center will deliver.”

The AM Center inauguration follows less than a year on from the commercial launch of XJet’s first AM system and follows the appointment of its first distributor, Carfulan, in the UK.

“I’m extremely proud of the progress made by the XJet team over the last year. In addition to opening the AM Center, which will speed up operations at XJet, we also held our first open house event at YBI in North America, and started working with a turnkey manufacturing company,” states Gothait. “NPJ technology delivers a step change in metal and ceramic additive manufacturing, and with huge potential in each market we’re working hard to build an infrastructure to support the rapid growth we will drive for the business. We look forward to sharing even more progress with the wider community at Formnext next month.”