Xaar and Quantica Forge Partnership

Collaboration meant to drive advancement of high-viscosity inkjet printing, companies report.

Collaboration meant to drive advancement of high-viscosity inkjet printing, companies report.

Xaar and Quantica have signed an exclusive commercial partnership to manufacture Quantica’s NovoJet printheads, enabling high-viscosity printing for 2D and 3D printing applications, the companies report. This partnership combines Xaar's expertise in inkjet printhead manufacturing with Quantica's high-viscosity printhead technology.

Manufacturing will take place at Xaar’s high-tech facility in Huntingdon, United Kingdom, with both companies expecting the initial NovoJet printheads to be shipping in Quantica’s first 3D printers from the end of 2023.

The agreement also gives Xaar commercial access to Quantica’s IP in the jetting of highly viscous materials at up to 400cP at jetting temperature. This will complement Xaar’s existing printheads and ImagineX technology portfolio, which already enable jetting up to 100cP, Xaar notes.

The group will now offer wide capability in printing high-performance materials to its original equipment manufacturer customers, meeting the opportunities for advanced manufacturing applications across electronics, display, industrial coating, adhesive and life-science sectors.

Founded in 2018 in Berlin, Quantica has dedicated its research and development efforts to the novel NovoJet printhead technology and advanced multimaterial 3D printers. By partnering with Xaar, aQuantica will focus on the development of its 3D printing systems for applications in dental, medical, electronics and R&D.

“Our partnership with Quantica is a win-win for both our businesses. The combination of our existing ImagineX technologies with the capability offered by Quantica’s IP will ensure Xaar offers the widest range of solutions in jetting highly viscous materials,” says Graham Tweedale, Xaar’s chief operating officer. “Similarly, Quantica will now be able to focus on the launch of its NovoJet 3D printers, with the backing of our expertise in manufacturing truly robust and reliable printheads.”

“Our mission is to give customers the full freedom of production, and this partnership is instrumental in helping us achieve this,” says Ramon Borrell, chief technical officer for Quantica.

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

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