XJet Ltd. has announced a partnership with Straumann Group to advance its AM technology for the dental industry.
Material jetting company XJet Ltd. has announced a partnership with Straumann Group to advance its AM technology for the dental industry. The companies plan to develop the XJet Carmel 1400 AM system at Straumman’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland to begin producing end-use ceramic parts.
“We’ve been working with XJet NanoParticle Jetting technology for some time, up to now it has been used for developing product iterations and providing proof of concept,” said Straumann VP Stephan Oehler, “Now we’re scoring the first product development project to reach the next level of bringing this technology to production of ceramic end-use parts. We believe this technology can scale-up for production effectively, there’s a large print bed and with the soluble support material we find post-processing simple and efficient.”
Straumann was an early adopter of ceramic additive manufacturing and was one of the first companies to invest in XJet NanoParticle Jetting™(NPJ) technology. Straumann was won over by the technology due to the accuracy of parts, shorter overall production cycles, and soluble support material, according to Oehler.
“It’s incredible working with global leaders such as Straumann who are passionate and innovative about the products and services they provide. Working with them to move into production parts is hugely motivating and we’re delighted to see our partnership go from strength to strength,” XJet CBO Dror Danai said.
Despite the COVID19 pandemic, Straumann has been able to keep its XJet Carmel 1400 AM System running throughout.
“There’s already a demand for the ceramic parts produced on the Carmel 1400, and social distancing is viable because operation of the system is very simple, so we’ve been able to keep the system running even through the global pandemic,” Oehler said.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann Group develops, manufactures and supplies dental implants, instruments, biomaterials, CADCAM prosthetics, digital equipment, software, and clear aligners for applications in replacement, restorative, orthodontic and preventive dentistry. For more information, visit straumann.com.
XJet is a provider of metal and ceramic additive manufacturing technologies and solutions based in Rehovot, Israel. Founded in 2005, XJet developed and introduced NPJ technology. For more information, visit xjet3d.com.