Xaar officially opens Nottingham 3D printing facility

Last updated on: April 13, 2017, Author: Editorial Team

Xaar, the Cambridge-based designer and manufacturer of print heads, has now opened its 3D Centre on the Nottingham Science Park.

The company states its new facility is able to provide “the most comprehensive services available globally for High Speed Sintering technology”.

High Speed Sintering is a revolutionary 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.

Professor Neil Hopkinson, the original inventor of High Speed Sintering technology, heads up Xaar’s 3D division, commented: “There is no doubt that High Speed Sintering technology can transform 3D Printing from a low volume prototyping solution to a mainstream manufacturing process”.

He added: “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”.

Doug Edwards, Xaar’s CEO, said: “The 3D sector is an important part of our 2020 strategy, and, with this new 3D Centre, some exciting growth opportunities will be available to Xaar”.

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