Azoth, a manufacturer of 3D printed parts for demanding applications across multiple industries, announces that it is the first company in the United States to offer a breakthrough Metal NanoParticle Jetting Additive Manufacturing technology, also known as Metal Material Jetting, developed by Israel-based XJet Ltd.
Utilizing XJet’s technology, Azoth’s customers can order parts on-demand instead of forecasting months in advance.
“We have a huge wealth of experience in metal manufacturing – with both additive and subtractive processes. XJet’s metal system delivers capabilities that are in high demand in the market, but are not achievable with other technologies,” said Azoth CEO Scott Burk. “Parts with fine features, high resolution, good surface finish right off the printer – at a level we have not seen before.”
“XJet Metal NanoParticle Jetting technology is a solution to the limitations of traditional metal additive manufacturing, unlocking the doors for manufacturing of incredibly complex small parts that can be manufactured on demand” said Azoth Lead Process Engineer Mattia Forgiarini, whose experience is sinter-based additive manufacturing processes such as Metal Binder Jetting.
“XJet’s Metal NanoParticle Jetting allows Azoth to rapidly prototype components and then enter production with the same process,” Forgiarini said. “This drastically reduces time to market for our customers and the flexibility allows us to accommodate varying production demands.”
Azoth 3D is supported by the EWIE group of companies (EGC) who are specialists in high volume metal manufacturing for some of the biggest manufacturers in the world including Ford, Stellantis, John Deere and Rolls Royce. Azoth was established when EGC leaders realized additive manufacturing would eventually replace subtractive methods.
“Azoth is all about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in additive manufacturing,” said Xjet CBO Dror Danai. “Azoth is a unique operation that already has extensive experience in metal – both traditional and additive manufacturing – and is deeply involved in the manufacturing of the parts made for its customers, selecting the most appropriate technology and developing the applications.”
Azoth combines traditional manufacturing quality systems with the on-demand efficiency of additive manufacturing, enabling cost effective metal prototyping, complex serial production, and spare parts on demand. The company is a recognized pioneer in the industrialization of sinter-based metal additive manufacturing, previously being one of the first companies to independently commercialize Metal Binder Jetting additive manufacturing, and now being the first company globally to commercialize Metal NanoParticle Jetting or Metal Material Jetting additive manufacturing.
The company has supplied thousands of printed components to the consumer goods, automotive, tooling and healthcare industries.
“XJet offers leading capabilities in the marketplace that we want to offer,” Forgiarini said. “These include the ability to manufacture very small features with great resolution, great surface finish, and potentially more precision, accuracy and repeatability. All these characteristics lead to better parts for Azoth’s customers and were the main reasons we selected XJet.”
“Azoth is a manufacturing company focused on end-use, functional components,” he said. “This requires technologies that are precise, repeatable, and ready for production. We have found that XJet shares this vision with Azoth. XJet Metal NanoParticle Jetting delivers on our promise of precision parts that are manufactured at scale.”
Metal NanoParticle Jetting is the ideal metal 3D printing process for manufacturing small, complex shapes in high detail. It involves jetting of special ‘ink’ – a liquid carrier with sub-micron particles of metal dispersed in it – jetted in ultra-thin layers.
“With additive manufacturing anything you can think of you can make,” Burk said. “And now, not only can you think it, but you can mass produce it.”
In the last few years, Azoth has seen a push for industrialization of additive manufacturing. New product generations are designed with additive in mind, unlocking design freedom never seen before.
“The key to success for additive manufacturing is quality matching traditional manufacturing processes, and repeatability, which is so important if you want to manufacture anything at scale,” Forgiarini said. “As a part fabricator, Azoth’s goal is to advance and push boundaries of additive manufacturing and provide better manufactured products to our customers.”