Nexa3D to Launch XiP Desktop 3D Printer
Customer applications including from PepsiCo and Wilson Sporting Goods were to be highlighted.
May 19, 2022
Nexa3D exhibited at this year’s RAPID + TCT conference in mid-May in Detroit, MI. This event marks the formal U.S. launch of the XiP, Nexa3D’s first desktop 3D printer.
Industrial Strength. Desktop Size.
The XiP combines the speed of Nexa3D’s Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology with industrial-grade capabilities in a smaller, more accessible package. The desktop resin 3D printer was originally announced at Formnext in Germany in 2021, and RAPID + TCT was its formal U.S. tradeshow launch.
Like the rest of Nexa3D’s 3D printer portfolio, the XiP uses the self-lubricated, resilient Everlast-2 Membrane to minimize separation forces and enable fast print speeds, the company reports. The XiP also features a Smart Resin Cartridge and Toolless Vat System, with a large 4.8-liter build volume. The XiP was designed with an open material platform, allowing it to print with not only Nexa3D’s selection of resins and third-party and user-created materials.
The XiP is now available for order.
“Having the ability to design, print, and test a part all within the same day is a superpower for an engineer,” says Michael Currie, VP, general manager of Desktop Business at Nexa3D. “It’s fast, accurate, reliable and easy to use.”
Addifab Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) powered by Nexa3D, a partnership announced in March, is also expanding to the desktop. With the NXE 400, Addifab has added the capacity to scale its Freeform Injection Molding platform, which involves the 3D printing of injection molding tooling. This process can also be a desktop-friendly setup. 3D printing a mold on the XiP, post-processing it on the Wash+Cure, injecting it with material, and demolding it in a new desktop unit makes the FIM process more accessible, according to the company.
Expanding Nexa3D Portfolio
Nexa3D will also be showcasing the rest of its portfolio, which includes the recently renamed QLS 820, the company’s first selective laser sintering 3D printer. The QLS 820, which will also begin shipping this year.
The NXE 400 and recently introduced NXE 200 industrial 3D printers will also be on exhibit. These LSPc-powered industrial systems have helped companies like PepsiCo achieve new levels of productivity, according to the company.
Nexa3D also highlighted the NXD 200 dental 3D printer; xWash, xCLEAN, and xCure post-processing technology; and the XiP-specific XiP Wash+Cure and XiP AiR air purifier.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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