Xaar’s Extremely Excessive Viscosity inkjet expertise, such as the printheads used in the new dp Polar system, is offering producers with an array of latest and sensible manufacturing potentialities, providing the possibility to print with out limits and drive creativity in additive mass manufacturing (AMP) purposes. Ever because it sold off its HSS printhead business (Xaar 3D) to Stratasys (to compete with HP within the PBF manufacturing section) the corporate has been specializing in new manufacturing purposes within the area of high-viscosity photopolymer supplies (a section thus far led by vat-based high-speed photopolymerization processes akin to Carbon’s DLS).
Now Xaar is seeking to additional evolve this section by introducing inkjetting capabilities with high-viscosity sturdy supplies, concentrating on larger velocity and better materials management (theoretically enabling multi-material and multi-color capabilities). The rising function and functionality of inkjet printheads is offered in Xaar’s newest White Paper, titled, ‘Pushing the boundaries of inkjet expertise with excessive viscosity printing’. It appears on the historic background to the limitation of inkjet expertise’s use and highlights how the newest printhead improvements are enabling a a lot wider vary of fluid viscosities to be printed at round 100 centipoises (cP) at jetting temperature, equating to roughly 1000cP at ambient temperature.
This functionality is rising the relevance and practicability of inkjet expertise throughout a wide range of new printing, coating, superior and additive manufacturing purposes. It’s quickly changing into the manufacturing expertise for Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing, in addition to for personalization, coating and different modern print and manufacturing processes.
Mike Seal, Xaar’s Head of Superior Purposes, Applied sciences and Fluids, mentioned; “Extremely Excessive Viscosity Expertise provides a variety of latest 3D and Additive Manufacturing potentialities that are actually as huge because the buyer can consider. We’re giving individuals a brand new instrument to create higher merchandise and with Extremely Excessive Viscosity reworking 3D printing by enabling additional materials properties that aren’t doable with different inkjet printheads.”
Xaar sees its Extremely Excessive Viscosity Expertise as offering a possibility for producers to transition to inkjet, giving a digital benefit of small-batch turnaround and mass customization, opening up a lot of new consumer sectors with out the necessity for wasteful and cost-inefficient minimal order portions.
With inkjet expertise, the one distinction between your closing prototype and your product is simply the quantity you produce.Mike Seal, Head of Superior Purposes at Xaar
The devoted Superior Purposes Group at Xaar works with all its prospects to discover new purposes and applied sciences, and their 5-step course of helps producers discover options for a variety of industries and purposes. Seal concluded; “From enabling 3D printing on a really industrial scale, to the mass customization of 3D printed elements, we’re excited to point out prospects how Xaar’s Extremely Excessive Viscosity Expertise can take them from an preliminary dialog by to full commercialization.”
Xaar’s White Paper might be downloaded at Xaar’s web site and a video demonstrating how Xaar’s Extremely Excessive Viscosity Expertise is reworking 3D printing might be seen right here.
Along with our companions and prospects, Xaar has been reworking the world of inkjet expertise for 30 years. With a brand new management workforce, new expertise and new merchandise, the corporate is now following a roadmap for the longer term – that can assist companions unleash the true energy of inkjet printing and open up a world of alternatives for his or her enterprise. Inkjet expertise cannot solely maximize the effectivity of companies however assist them evolve too.