Is the speedygood enough to transform manufacturing? Check out what we make of this industrial 3D printer's specs.
The NXE400 was revealed back in 2018 at Formnext in Frankfurt. Its impressive-looking build is usurped only by the hype that surrounds it. According to Nexa3D, the US-based industrial-grade stereolithography 3D printer manufacturer that created it, the printer boasts the two main qualities it’s on a mission to produce: Affordability and speed.
Part of its magic is Nexa3D printers use a special technology called lubricant sublayer photo-curing along with their patented structured light matrix to boost printing speeds up to a zippy 1Z centimeter per minute. The printer is designed to produce everything from prototypes to dental parts.
Nexa3D envisions a world with the NXE400 where spare parts can be printed on demand for customers at their local hardware store, where manufacturers can speed up their process and where automotive and aerospace industries can upgrade their speed, performance and capacity.
Whether that’ll be possible or not remains to be seen. The printer is not yet in reviewers’ hands, but it is available for pre-order. In the meantime though, we’ve checked out its specs to see whether it’s worthy of the hype and if it deserves a spot in your workplace. Read on for our take of this impressive-sounding machine.
This printer boasts six times the speed of comparable printers on the market according to Nexa3D. They claim their machine can shorten the time needed to print protoypes and production parts from hours to mere minutes by continuously printing up to 16 liters of parts at 1Z centimeter per minute.
It’s not just supposed to be fast though, it can also handle bigger prints with its 270 x 160 x 380 mm build volume. Nexa3D claims this is two-and-a-half times larger than other comparable 3D printers on the market.
The parts that this machine can churn out aren’t just tchotchkes, it’s designed to print functional parts at injection molding quality, with comparable repeatability and tolerances. This is especially helpful for prototyping or if you require a one-off part that is either difficult to source or very expensive. Nexa3D envisions this technology in local hardware stores where it can quickly print off parts for customers, or creating parts in the aerospace and automotive industries.
You can reserve your own NXE400 through the following retailers. The printers are slated to be shipped out in the second half of 2019.
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