CeramTec expands capabilities with XJet’s Carmel 1400C ceramic AM machine

November 3, 2022

CeramTec has purchased an XJet Carmel 1400C machine to expand its manufacturing capabilities (Courtesy XJet)
CeramTec has purchased an XJet Carmel 1400C machine to expand its manufacturing capabilities (Courtesy XJet)

XJet Ltd, Rehovot, Israel, has announced that CeramTec GmbH, Plochingen, Germany, has invested in a Carmel 1400C ceramic Additive Manufacturing machine. CeramTec plans to utilise the Carmel 1400C to support customers, as well as work with XJet to deliver complex ceramic parts to a variety of manufacturers and industries. The new machine is expected to be installed at the company’s headquarters before the end of the year.

With over a century of development and production experience, CeramTec is a global supplier of high-performance ceramic parts and components for over 10,000 different products across a range of applications. While the company uses many ceramic manufacturing methods, such as ceramic injection moulding, it sees Additive Manufacturing as an opportunity for growth.

“We believe 3D printing is a strategic imperative for the future of CeramTec,” stated Horst Garbrecht, president industrial at CeramTec. “We are delighted to be supported by XJet in our vision.”

After in-depth research into various available ceramic Additive Manufacturing technologies, CeramTec is said to have selected XJet based on its quality, precision, surface finish, and simplified production and finishing processes. The Carmel machine will be located in its Industrial Applications department and process XJet’s alumina material.

“The XJet Carmel is a very good AM system that holds its own against traditional manufacturing, while providing new opportunities in dimensional freedom,” explained Jan Stenner, VP – Operations, Europe for CeramTec. “Our customers expect parts with the high levels of quality and performance we consistently provide with traditional manufacturing methods. XJet parts certainly measure up, and with our post-processing we can ensure high levels of productivity.”

Yair Alcobi, CEO, XJet, added, “We believe there shouldn’t be any compromise when companies turn to additive manufacturing for complex parts, with true geometric freedom. Our vision is to transform traditional manufacturers to digital manufacturers, in both the ceramic and metal sectors, without having to concede productivity or on the quality and performance of materials.”

Those interested in seeing the XJet Carmel Additive Manufacturing machine in person can do so at the upcoming Formnext event in Frankfurt, Germany, at Hall 12.0, Booth C01, alongside its SMART Station for automated soluble support removal.

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CeramTec has purchased an XJet Carmel 1400C machine to expand its manufacturing capabilities (Courtesy XJet)

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