Nexa3D launches XiP Pro industrial 3D printer
Featuring a more powerful print engine and a 19.5-liter build volume
Nexa3D has released its XiP Pro ultrafast industrial 3D printer, a system that provides one of the highest daily production throughputs and lowest total costs of ownership in its class. The XiP Pro features print speeds notably faster than the traditional SLA- and DLP-based technologies, a more powerful print engine, and a 19.5-liter build volume.
“We packaged our most advanced technologies into the XiP Pro, and it exceeds all expectations for what’s possible in terms of productivity and total cost of ownership,” said Avi Reichental, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D. “XiP Pro is a paradigm shift for industrial users looking to scale additive production. The printer’s compact but rugged aluminum enclosure is built for a tough production floor setting and performance longevity.”
With a 19.5-liter build volume, a single XiP Pro delivers the daily throughput of at least four competitive resin-based printers – allowing users to dramatically change the economics of 3D printing production, on top of reducing capital investment in equipment. With its unique stacking ability, users can optimize each build by stacking smaller parts on top of one another to take full advantage of XiP Pro’s entire z-stage.
Tradeoffs, such as compromise in quality for faster production, have always been a key component of 3D printing. With a print speed of up to 24 vertical centimeters per hour, the XiP Pro can produce its entire build volume in under two hours – without sacrificing print quality or surface finish. Its patented LCD-based print technology uses a self-lubricating membrane that reduces peel forces and enables the impressive print speed.
Accuracy and surface quality
The XiP Pro boasts a cutting-edge 7K resolution LCD screen with 46µm pixel size – ensuring that every detail of a design is captured with unparalleled precision, and resulting in finished products that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate. The XiP Pro’s advanced sensor package, adaptive layer-by-layer printing technology, and closed-loop z-stage with auto-homing capabilities deliver enhanced printability and an improved first-time build success rate.
Material range and open platform
The XiP Pro is an open platform printer that offers a broad range of high-performance materials – ranging from strong and durable resins, such as xABS, xPP, and xCE, to elastomeric materials, such as xFLEX475, and xFLEX402. Nexa3D claims that the system is the most versatile industrial 3D printer on the market – whether prototyping in clear or modeling resins, or producing end-use components and 3D printed molds using heat-resistant resins, like xPEEK, xCERAMIC, or xMOLD.
“Nexa3D has done a great job bringing down the costs of 3D printing while increasing production capacity,” said Glen Mason, Director of Advanced Manufacturing at Wilson Sporting Goods / DeMarini Sports, a member of select Nexa3D users with early access to the XiP Pro. “Their printers are getting bigger, faster, and more affordable which is a total win for users. I’m super excited about the XiP Pro as it is the tool I need to get to a larger scale, giving us about a 10x throughput compared to where we’re at today. With a larger build platform, we’re able to print larger parts, and stack smaller parts for maximum throughput. It’s positively taking the technology in every direction, decreasing cost per part while increasing resolution, speed, and build capacity.”
The XiP Pro comes with a new and enhanced NexaX OS – an intelligent, scalable platform for workflow automation, speed, efficiency, and productivity, featuring a faster print prep engine and remote monitoring. The new NexaX OS suite enables faster and more automated workflow, fleet management, and remote monitoring. It also allows for faster generation of support structures in multiple shapes, faster slicing, border compensation on base layers, and print file size reduction – all of which further optimize and accelerate print prep and build time.