Technology

Parts featuring unprecedented levels of detail and accuracy. Physical, geometric and operational advantages. XJ3D’s NanoParticle Jetting™ (NPJ) technology heralds the dawn of a new age in metal and ceramic additive manufacturing.

Liquid Dispersion: Making the impossible possible

The key to NPJ is a unique liquid dispersion methodology, where liquid suspensions containing solid nanoparticles of build and support materials are jetted onto the tray to create the required parts. Delivered and installed in hassle-free sealed cartridges, these liquid suspensions serve as the base materials for our additive manufacturing process, unlike most existing metal and ceramic AM technologies that utilise hazardous and difficult-to-handle powders.

Key benefits

Leveraging NPJ’s key features of stochastic nanoparticles, ultra-thin layers and simultaneous jetting, XJ3D delivers on the additive manufacturing promise by creating “complexity free” high-quality parts with virtually unlimited geometries, in an operationally efficient manner.

Unsurpassed part quality

99.9% density
Isotropic uniformity
Extremely low shrinkage

Unprecedented design freedom

Complex geometries
Fine details
Nearest net shapes
Smooth surfaces

Unrivalled operational efficiency

Automated support planning
Easy support removal
Simple and safe operation

1 Cartridge Loading

2 Material Jetting

3 Support Removal

4 Final Sintering

How it works

1 Cartridge Loading

Process: Solid nanoparticles in a liquid suspension are delivered within convenient sealed cartridges.

Advantage: Cartridges are loaded quickly and easily by hand, eliminating the need for hard-to-handle hazardous powders.

2 Material Jetting

Process: Printheads with thousands of inkjet nozzles simultaneously jet millions of ultra-fine drops of build and support materials onto the tray, in ultra-thin layers.

Advantage: This unique liquid dispersion technique enables the production of parts with virtually unlimited geometrical complexity and unrivalled quality, with ultimate efficiency.

3 Support Removal

Process: After a part is manufactured, the support structure - made from special support material - disintegrates easily from the finished article.

Advantage: Support materials are removed easily without harming the part, greatly reducing the need for delicate and time-consuming post-processing.

4 Final Sintering

Process: Parts undergo a simple and relatively short overnight sintering process.

Advantage: This easy and clean process enables smooth integration into existing business operations, with hassle-free post-processing.

Materials

NanoParticle Jetting™ systems enable the additive manufacturing of ceramic and metal parts using multiple materials. Through a combination of robust inkjet technology and a ground-breaking liquid dispersion technique, XJ3D is working to introduce a growing number of build materials to anticipate the demands of the future.

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