Xaar and Meteor Inkjet Partner With Dyndrite

Companies deliver integrated, optimized 3D CAD-to-inkjet printhead development environment enabling OEMs to quickly invent new raster inkjet machines.

Companies deliver integrated, optimized 3D CAD-to-inkjet printhead development environment enabling OEMs to quickly invent new raster inkjet machines.

Xaar printhead. Image courtesy of Dyndrite and Xaar.

Dyndrite, providers of an accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, announces partnerships with Xaar, an inkjet printing technology group, and Meteor Inkjet, a supplier of electronics, software, tools and services for industrial inkjet. The three companies are working to deliver industrial inkjet capability for binder jet additive manufacturing applications.

Xaar is partnering with Dyndrite and Meteor to accelerate raster 3D printing product development. Xaar’s TF Technology and Ultra High Viscosity technology, incorporated into Xaar’s printheads, provide advantages to the process of binder jetting with inkjet, the company reports.

“Xaar’s TF Technology alongside our Ultra High Viscosity technology broadens the range of fluids with functional properties that can be binder jetted extremely reliably. This also includes high viscosity fluids, which Xaar printheads are designed to handle with ease,” says Graham Tweedale, general manager of Xaar’s Printhead business unit. “Raster inkjet 3D printing is one of the most innovative forms of additive technology today. This partnership with Meteor and Dyndrite helps accelerate the pace of that innovation by OEMs and enable their customers to qualify more materials and more parts, significantly faster.”

Meteor helps customers harness the power of inkjet for binder jetting applications by providing scalable printhead drive electronics, a fast Raster Image Processor (RIP) and a flexible software Digital Front End (DFE) tailored to the specific requirements of additive manufacturing, the company notes. 

“Developing and implementing an industrial inkjet system can be tricky,” says Clive Ayling, managing director of Meteor. “Rather than being distracted by the intricacies of inkjet technology, print system builders can quickly leverage the integration work done by Meteor, Xaar and Dyndrite to radically simplify the path from development through to production, significantly reducing time to market and risk.”

Dyndrite delivers an Accelerated Computation Engine (ACE), which provides GPU-powered 3D CAD-to-print software for generating toolpaths and rasterizing 3D data for additive manufacturing processes. Via an integrated Python API, Dyndrite brings full automation of data workflows at a fast speed.

The new toolpathing application programming interfaces from Dyndrite also enable advanced parameter control at the voxel level using grayscale and RGB color-based metadata, anisotropic compensation routines, image manipulation and the streamlined handling of large images as slices. Dyndrite is focused on enabling better repeatability, greater accuracy, faster material qualification and machine calibration.

“Building on the advantages of leading printheads and DFEs from Xaar and Meteor, Dyndrite and its partners are set to advance binder jetting in digital manufacturing to new levels of speed, accuracy, reliability and repeatability,” says Harshil Goel, CEO, Dyndrite. “With Dyndrite 3D printing can occur at the resolution of the machine, at scale, with automated workflows - creating opportunities for true advancement and innovation in additive.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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