XJet Ltd., Rehovot, Israel, has reported that along with showcasing its zirconia earpieces at Formnext 2019, Frankfurt, Germany, November 19–22, it also signed a new customer for its alumina material during the trade show. New customer Tuvia Sharon is a global manufacturer of mechanical assemblies, parts and components based in Ness Ziona, Israel, and will beta test the alumina material.
XJet states that its newest ceramic material will also be beta tested by an unnamed customer located in the USA, which is already said to be successfully producing parts in zirconia using an XJet Carmel 1400 system.
XJet’s zirconia earpieces, a high-volume application of its NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology, will be “on shelves this Christmas” according to Dror Danai, the company’s CBO. According to the company, its NPJ technology enabled the earpieces to be manufactured with excellent density, fine details and smooth surfaces, while also enabling the building of the complex internal channels needed to deliver resonance-free, clean sound.
“Our zirconia earpieces are a highlight on the stand at Formnext this year,” stated Dror Danai. “Whilst we can’t divulge details of the brand we were inspired by, we can confirm an XJet customer is now using XJet Carmel AM Systems for the production of 2,500 units of this end-use part.”
“XJet continues to make rapid progress and support its customers in making the impossible possible! With new applications that offer not just small improvements, but whole new possibilities for manufacturing parts that simply were not possible to produce before,” Danai added. “It’s very exciting times in the world of metal and ceramic Additive Manufacturing!”
Yair Sharon, CEO of Tuvia Sharon, commented, “Delivering extremely high mechanical and compressive strength, together with high hardness and excellent electrical insulation, the addition of alumina to our AM portfolio will bring exciting new parts to our offering.”
“The Additive Manufacturing accuracy and fine detail made possible by XJet’s NanoParticle Jetting technology provides the user with geometric freedom that makes the difference.” Sharon continued. “We are extremely enthusiastic about adding this new material to our manufacturing facility and offering our customers a wider variety and high-level AM production.”
XJet also showcased its reformed product line-up at Formnext 2019, now comprising the Carmel 1400C, devoted to ceramics, and the Carmel 1400M, dedicated to metals.