Cambridge, UK-based industrial inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar announces the official opening of its new 3D Centre in Nottingham, England, at the Nottingham Science Park.
In an announcement regarding the grand opening, the company says, “Due to the extensive experience of Xaar’s team in Nottingham and Copenhagen, the new Xaar 3D Centre is able to provide the most comprehensive services available globally for high speed sintering technology.
High speed sintering is a revolutionary additive manufacturing/3D printing technology which uses inkjet printheads and infrared heaters to manufacture products layer by layer from polymer powder materials at much higher speeds and lower costs than other 3D printing processes. This technology is therefore of interest to companies looking to use 3D printing in volume manufacturing.”
The official opening was attended by over 30 specially invited guests which included: ABB, BAE Systems and Jaguar Land Rover.
“There is no doubt that high speed sintering technology can transform 3D Printing from a low volume prototyping solution to a mainstream manufacturing process,” says Professor Neil Hopkinson, the original inventor of the transformational high speed sintering technology and the head up Xaar’s 3D division. “The step change to high volume manufacturing will be most efficiently achieved through partnerships with committed stakeholders across the supply chain. Our new 3D Centre in Nottingham is the ideal location for such partnerships to flourish.”