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Vertex to install Xerox ElemX 3D metal printer at Cincinnati facility

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Xerox Elem Additive Solutions and industrial manufacturer, Vertex ManufacturingA PrinterPrezz Company, have formalized an agreement to add the Xerox ElemX 3D metal printer to Vertex’s Cincinnati facility and begin offering contract manufacturing services with Xerox’s liquid metal capabilities.

The ElemX leverages Xerox’s liquid metal technology that uses cost-effective aluminum wire and is easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation. Unlike many metal 3D printing technologies, the ElemX requires minimal post-processing and therefore provides a faster time-to-part. By adding the ElemX to its existing fleet of advanced manufacturing technologies, Vertex bolsters its capabilities and becomes a valuable addition to the Xerox Elem Additive Solutions Manufacturing Partner Network.

“Our business is committed to delivering products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ quality and schedule requirements,” says Tim Warden, Vertex Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We decided to partner with Xerox because the ElemX technology gives us an added advantage to build parts faster and more reliably for our customers.”

The ElemX 3D printer was commercially introduced in February 2021, and over the past year, Elem Additive Solutions has grown significantly, including opening an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Cary, NC. This contract manufacturing agreement with Vertex is another important milestone for Xerox. At the same time, Vertex Manufacturing, one of the most experienced AM service providers, was acquired by PrinterPrezz with the goal to build a network of companies to rival other growing holistic entities, such as those built by Desktop Metal and Core Industrial Partners, to name a couple.

Vertex to install Xerox ElemX 3D metal printer at Cincinnati facility to offer contract manufacturing services with liquid metal capabilities
Parts made on an ElemX printer.

“The relationship with Vertex enables our Elem Additive business to scale and support our customers better than before,” said Xerox Elem Additive General Manager and Vice President Tali Rosman. “Between the two organizations, there are decades of experience in advanced manufacturing, so we are thrilled to push the limits of this technology together.”

ElemX is a safer and simpler metal 3D printing technology addressing supply chain resiliency for transportation, aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing. Until now, the ability to 3D print aluminum consistently and reliably has challenged the market. Unlike other metal 3D printing technologies, there are no hazardous metal powders with ElemX and no need for PPE or other considerable safety measures. Engineered to bring simplicity to the supply chain process, ElemX is the ideal option for spares, repairs and low-volume production parts.

“ElemX takes all the benefits of 3D printing and makes it easier than ever before for manufacturers to use metal additive manufacturing,” said Rosman. “This is the next step in our journey, and we plan to continue advancing our vision for more resilient supply chains in 2022 working with partners like Vertex.”

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Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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