Syqe Medical turns to XJet for high-temperature ceramic parts

November 4, 2020

Syqe Medical states that XJet ceramic materials deliver the high-temperature resistance and electrical insulation needed for the company’s new test facility (Courtesy XJet Ltd)

XJet Ltd., Rehovot, Israel, reports that Syqe Medical, Tel Aviv, Israel, a pharma-tech company and manufacturer of a revolutionary medical inhaler, is using XJet NanoParticle Jetting™  (NPJ) technology to create parts which are said to be 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 levels of precision. This allows patients to reach the 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, Perry Davidson, Syqe Medical’s founder and CEO, notes that 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,” commented, 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,” he continued. “Where all other options were flawed in at least one aspect, XJet provided the perfect solution.”

The XJet Carmel 1400 AM machine which features the company’s patented NPJ technology 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, explains Syqe Medical.

Dror Danai, XJet CBO, stated, “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.”

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