Nexa3D Adds Metal Printing Capabilities, Partners with Headmade Materials
With this move, Nexa3D enables its customers make its Headmade Materials’ feedstock technology compatible with its fast-cycle QLS lineup of selective laser sintering 3D printers.
September 15, 2023
Nexa3D announces its entrance into sintering-based metal 3D printing space with ColdMetalFusion. With this move, the company enables its customers make its Headmade Materials’ feedstock technology compatible with its fast-cycle QLS lineup of selective laser sintering 3D printers.
Following the acquisition of XYZ’s SLS technology earlier this year, the company expands its SLS capabilities by entering the metal additive field through a strategic collaboration with Headmade Materials. Using its feedstock technology for ColdMetalFusion, a sinter-based 3D printing process that combines the advantages of polymer laser sintering with established powder metallurgy processes, Nexa3D customers are now able to produce production metal components with the QLS 230, QLS 236 and QLS 820 high-throughput SLS printers.
By joining forces with Headmade Materials, Nexa3D is able to bring its expertise and experience in fast serial production to the ColdMetalFusion ecosystem. “We are impressed by the speed and throughput capabilities of Nexa3D technology and couldn’t be more excited to partner with them to expand access and adoption of ColdMetal Fusion technology,” says Christian Fischer, co-CEO of Headmade Materials.
Together with Headmade, Nexa3D will leverage the ecosystem around ColdMetalFusion and provide its customers access to decades of experience in sintering and traditional industrial manufacturing. Together the companies will be able to offer services, equipment, materials, software and know-how to customers in the metal manufacturing industry.
The QLS series printers offer the flexible industrial SLS platform for polymer and metal parts production. Providing a 24-hour cycle speed using a single 30-watt CO2 laser, the QLS 230 is able to produce metal parts with metal injection molding-like properties.
“We are thrilled to partner with Headmade for ColdMetaFusion because we believe it provides our customers with best-in-class production economics for manufacturing metal components,” states John Calhoun, head of SLS Business Development at Nexa3D.
Nexa3D products are available worldwide through a network of authorized resellers.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.