XJet Ltd., the additive manufacturing company, has announced that installation of an XJet Carmel 1400 AM System has been completed at Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), Ohio. The system is the first in the US and will deliver previously unheralded levels of detail and accuracy to researchers at Youngstown State University, the entrepreneurs at YBI, as well as the America Makes partnership program collaborating with YBI.
“We believe additive manufacturing can help businesses be more competitive and attract investment to the region,” states Barb Ewing, CEO, Youngstown Business Incubator. “Although there are still some issues commonly seen in additive manufacturing today, XJet technology solves many of them. First and foremost, the detail you get from the high resolution offered is outstanding. For many businesses, particularly in the healthcare sector, this could remove the final barrier to using this technology.”
The Carmel 1400 AM System uses the company’s patented NanoParticle Jetting™ technology to print ultrafine layers of ‘inks’, enabling the production of ceramic and metal parts with the ease and versatility of inkjet printing. Parts produced on XJet systems enjoy superfine detail, smooth surfaces and high accuracy due to the unique printing process.
“The nano level particles in XJet technology afford us an opportunity to make extremely precise and detailed products that we’ve previously been unable to do,” adds Mike Hripko, Associate VP Research Youngstown State University. “Now that we have the XJet equipment up and running we anticipate a significant number of new business opportunities at Youngstown State University.”
11 April 2018