Based on the firm’s proprietary lubricant sublayer photo-curing (LSPc) technology, the XiP aims to combine a small footprint with high throughput for production-grade applications in automotive, medical, engineering machinery, and even aerospace.
To complement the release, Nexa3D has also hired a new business head for its desktop segment – Michael Currie. He brings with him extensive executive experience in the tech sector, having held senior positions at Formlabs, Oracle, and Gecko Robotics.
“We wanted to make ultrafast 3D printing available and accessible to every business that could benefit,” said Avi Reichental, CEO and Co-Founder of Nexa3D. “The XiP will allow a wide range of users to create at the speed of thought — turning their ideas into products more quickly. We envision a world where all businesses can have a prototype product in their hand in the space of one day, while working sustainably, safely and responsibly.”
High-speed resin 3D printing with Nexa3D
LSPc is Nexa3D’s proprietary stereolithography 3D printing technology. The firm’s product portfolio already includes the flagship NXE400, a versatile 16L industrial 3D printer. Sporting a 275 x 155 x 400mm build chamber, the NXE400 offers more than double the average build volume of currently available counterparts, allowing for both large part and high-volume polymer fabrication.
Nexa3D also recently launched its NXD200 dental 3D printer. The system combines a large build volume with a 4K resolution LCD screen to deliver clinic-ready dental parts at a pixel pitch of just 76.5 microns.
The XiP 3D printer
The company’s latest release, the XiP, scales LSPc down to the desktop range for the very first time. The 3D printer offers a build volume of 190 x 110 x 170mm combined with a 9.3” 4K Monochrome LCD screen, delivering a pixel size of 52 microns and layer thicknesses down to 50 microns.
The XiP also brings with it a ‘Smart Resin Cartridge and Toolless Vat System’, allowing for touch-free resin loading and a constant material level in the vat. The vat life has also now been extended to 50,000 layers, cutting consumable costs in the long term. Users will be able to 3D print parts up to 1.3kg in mass.
Featuring an open materials platform, the printer is compatible with general-purpose materials, polypropylene-like resins, PEEK-like resins, elastomeric materials, and more.
“We’re familiar with the challenges of today’s 3D printing workflows and invested time, energy and expertise into removing every possible pain point,” added Reichental. “Alongside its productivity and safety benefits, the XiP delivers a quick return on investment, low total cost of ownership and has a rugged aluminum design that is ideal for a busy commercial environment.”
Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications for the Nexa3D XiP. The 3D printer is expected to begin shipping in Q2 2022 starting at $5,999.
|Build volume||190 x 110 x 170mm|
|Light engine||9.3″ 4K Monochrome LCD|
|Pixel size||52 microns|
|Layer thickness||50 – 200 microns|
|Dimensions||420 x 350 x 530mm|
|Connectivity||Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi|
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Featured image shows the Nexa3D XiP 3D printer. Photo via Nexa3D.