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XJet introduces new 17-4PH stainless steel solution

Unlocking new applications for NanoParticle Jetting in medical and aerospace

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XJet has officially added 17-4PH stainless steel to its portfolio of materials for metal and ceramic additive manufacturing via NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology. The new material, offering high hardness and tensile strength, has been introduced to expand industrial applications across a range of sectors including medical devices and surgical instruments, aerospace and defense, oil and gas filtration, and high-precision tooling and manufacturing.

Adding to existing ceramic and 316 stainless steel, the 17-4PH solution promises a rapid production process with a new soluble support material, based on XJet’s proprietary metal material jetting technology. The new support material maximizes the freedom of design and dramatically shortens the automated end-to-end manufacturing process of metal 3D parts, while further improving NPJ’s leading surface roughness and accuracy.

XJet introduces new 17-4PH stainless steel solution unlocking new applications for NanoParticle Jetting in medical and aerospace
XJet Carmel 1400M System for 316L and 17-4PH Stainless Steel

“The time and labor savings gained with XJet technology cannot be understated,” XJet CBO Andy Middleton asserted. “And that’s due to the minimal post-processing requirement. With the new solution for 17-4PH, support materials can be removed in down to six hours – a stark contrast to other AM processes.”

With XJet’s rapid three-step process: Print-Wash-Sinter, and the accuracy and smooth surfaces delivered by XJet NPJ technology, post-processing requirements are an absolute minimum, shortening the manufacturing lead time to just weeks.

“Another radical advantage of XJet’s new offer is its ability to create complex inner cavities that no other technology, additive or otherwise, can achieve,” Middleton added, “This innovation enables pre-assembly – particularly useful for a lot of medical device applications – and offers true design freedom. Where part assemblies are too demanding and time-consuming for traditional technologies, XJet is the answer.”

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