The leading polymer 3D printing OEM scales down its production-grade technology to make it accessible to all professional users
Ultrafast industrial 3D printing leader Nexa3D is now shipping market-ready desktop XiP™ 3D printers to customers. Since introducing its first Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc®) system for the desktop at Formnext in November 2021, Nexa3D has seen the new product's waitlist extend to hundreds of product designers and creators looking to increase the throughput and efficiency of desktop 3D printing.
"We designed the XiP to fill a need in the market," said Michael Currie, Vice President, General Manager Desktop Business Unit. "The last thing this industry needs is another me-too desktop 3D printer, so we did something very different. Every aspect of the XiP was thought and rethought to heighten capabilities, increase productivity, and eliminate the pain points of other resins systems out there today. It's a hugely exciting time for our team, and we can't wait to hear what people are printing now that they can access industrial strength at desktop size."
Designed with productivity and sustainability in mind, the XiP offers best-in-class technical specifications to turn ideas into tangible reality faster than ever before.
Key 3D printer specs include:
Large build volume: X: 195 mm, Y: 115 mm, Z: 210 mm
4.8 liter print volume
High-resolution, 4K monochrome 9.3" LCD screen
52 µm pixel size
50 µm / 100 µm / 200 µm layer thickness
Ultrafast LSPc technology enables more productive and accurate 3D printing compared to other 3D printing technologies. The XiP takes that capability, proven on the industrial NXE 400 and NXE 200 systems, to the desktop. With a larger build area, 7x faster print speeds, and more efficient post-processing than comparable commercial technologies, LSPc empowers users to create at the speed of thought.
"The XiP desktop 3D printer is a truly exciting machine, and I've been excited to incorporate it into my company's prototyping and rapid product manufacturing workflow," said Rob Wiggins, Owner, Get It Done Dudes LLC. "The effort and attention to detail that the team at Nexa 3D have incorporated into the production of the XIP, along with its software and key features - speed, quality, and ease of use - are thrilling. I've used a lot of desktop 3D printers in my work before but there's always been some piece missing, whether it be quality and materials to match speed or some kind of limitation in workflow. The XiP helped me gain ground in creating Hollywood-quality designs like nothing else. This system is something special, and I can't wait to make more magic with it."
Aluminum - among the most recycled and recyclable materials on Earth - features heavily into the product design. A sturdy aluminum enclosure and reusable material containers bring a sleek look and sustainable mindset into the XiP while also precluding the need for specialized waste streams. End-of-life should be far from mind though, as the industrial system is designed for long-term and upgradeable usage in high-volume environments.
For every XiP 3D printer sold, Nexa3D will plant 10 trees in its Nexa3D Forest in Tanzania, built on a partnership with ForestNation and in fulfillment of its promise to digitize the world's supply chains sustainably.
Every XiP comes with a tool kit comprising hand tools and a roll-out clean work surface. Accessories sold with the XiP extend productivity in an integrated office or lab environment. These include:
Wash+Cure Station - convenient all-in-one post-processing at the desktop
xClean Part Washing Solution - more environmentally friendly than traditional IPA solutions
XiP AiR Desktop Filter and Purifier - work safely
Packages for the XiP have been developed for specific needs for professional users, from individual creators to low- to mid-volume dental labs to teams of industrial designers. Each package is designed to enable new users to set up and be printing quickly, including all necessary equipment, accessories, and consumables. Package pricing starts under $8,000.
Bundle options are the XiP Individual Package, the XiP Dental Package, the XiP Team Package, and the XiP Team Dual Package.
Now shipping to the US and Canada, the XiP is available for purchase. Global availability will be opening soon through direct channels as well as select reselling partners.
Nexa3D is passionate about digitizing supply chain sustainably. The company makes ultrafast polymer 3D printers that deliver 20X productivity advantage, affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes. Partnerships with world-class material suppliers unlock the full potential of additively manufactured polymers for volume production. Automated software tools optimize the entire production cycle using process interplay algorithms that ensure part performance and production consistency, while reducing waste, energy and carbon footprints.
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