Nexa3D announced its development of a large-format 3D printing system, the NXE400. The NXE400 is part of a new family of printers that leverages Nexa3D’s proprietary LSPc technology. It is capable of continuously printing up to 16 liters of parts volume, at speeds of up to 1Z centimeter per minute, effectively reducing the time to produce functional prototypes and production parts.
"We are thrilled, proud and humbled to be the team that’s breaking the speed, size and cost barriers that constrained our industry’s growth rates for decades,” said Avi Reichental, Nexa3D Co-founder and Executive Chairman. “It is a development that’s highly prized by end-users, strategic partners, resellers and investors alike.”
At Formnext 2018, Nexa3D previewed two models slated for commercialization in early 2019: the NXE200 and NXE400 printers. Priced from $19,950 for a 7-liter printer to $49,950 for a 16-liter printer respectively and capable of printing at injection molding repeatability and tolerances.
The NXE series is equipped with tough materials ideal for ultra-fast printing of functional prototyping, production tooling and full-scale manufacturing of end-use parts, casting patterns and dental restorations. The printers are also equipped with cognitive software and integrated sensors, which together optimize manufacturing part performance, provide detailed diagnostics, and offer continuous monitoring.
“Our printers are powered by proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology and patented structured light matrix capable of reaching top speeds of 1Z centimeter per minute, drastically reducing 3D printing cycles of precision functional parts from hours to minutes,” said Izhar Medalsy, Chief Product Officer, Nexa3D. “We firmly believe that our technology is uniquely capable of achieving uniform high-speed and high-resolution printing at convincing injection molding properties, size and scale.”
Nexa3D plans to commercialize the NXE series of printers during the first half of 2019 through its multi-channel arrangement with XYZprinting, and BEGO. This collaboration is designed to successfully access the growing demand for industrial production and digital dentistry printers, both multi-billion-dollar categories. Under this multi-channel plan, XYZprinting will manufacture and sell Nexa3D printers under the XYZ brand and BEGO will market and sell, under its own label, a special purpose high-speed Nexa3D dental printer, the NXE printer series. Nexa3D will exclusively develop the required technology and products for the partnership, in addition to selling its own printers under the Nexa3D brand.
"When it comes to breaking the speed, size and cost barriers that have constrained our industry’s growth for decades, our Nexa3D patented technology represents a significant scope to leapfrog both incumbents and newcomers," said Reichental. "Early feedback from our partners and resellers suggests that with our price and performance segment, the NXE series could become a category maker."