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Posted on November 26, 2021 by  & 
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Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology

Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology unleashes inkjet's 3D and additive manufacturing possibilities
Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology is providing manufacturers with an array of new and practical production possibilities, offering the chance to print without limits and drive creativity.
 
The growing role and capability of inkjet printheads is presented in Xaar's latest White Paper, titled, 'Pushing the boundaries of inkjet technology with high viscosity printing'. It looks at the historical background to the limitation of inkjet technology's use and highlights how the latest printhead innovations are enabling a much wider range of fluid viscosities to be printed at around 100 centipoises (cP) at jetting temperature, equating to approximately 1000cP at ambient temperature. For further information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 2020-2030: COVID Edition.
 
This capability is increasing the relevance and practicability of inkjet technology across a variety of new printing, coating, advanced and additive manufacturing applications. It is rapidly becoming the manufacturing technology for Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing, as well as for personalisation, coating and other innovative print and manufacturing processes.
 
 
Mike Seal, Xaar's Head of Advanced Applications, Technologies and Fluids, said; "Ultra High Viscosity Technology offers a wide range of new 3D and Additive Manufacturing possibilities which are really as wide as the customer can think of. We're giving people a new tool to create better products and with Ultra High Viscosity transforming 3D printing by enabling extra material properties that aren't possible with other inkjet printheads."
 
Xaar sees its Ultra High Viscosity Technology as providing an opportunity for manufacturers to transition to inkjet, giving a digital advantage of small batch turnaround and mass customisation, opening up a number of new client sectors without the need for wasteful and cost-inefficient minimum order quantities.
 
Mike added; "With inkjet technology the only difference between your final prototype and your product, is just the number you produce."
 
The dedicated Advanced Applications Team at Xaar works with all its customers to explore new applications and technologies, and their 5-step process helps manufacturers find solutions for a wide range of industries and applications.
 
Mike concludes; "From enabling 3D printing on a truly industrial scale, to the mass customisation of 3D printed parts, we are excited to show customers how Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology can take them from an initial conversation through to full commercialisation." Xaar's White Paper can be downloaded at Xaar's website and a video demonstrating how Xaar's Ultra High Viscosity Technology is transforming 3D printing can be seen here.
 
 
About Xaar
Together with our partners and customers, Xaar has been transforming the world of inkjet technology for 30 years - and we're just getting started. With a new leadership team, new technology and new products, we have an exciting roadmap for the future - that will help our partners unleash the true power of inkjet printing and open up a world of opportunities for their business. We believe true innovation comes from collaboration, which is why all our teams work together in Cambridgeshire where industrial inkjet was born. Collaboration is at the core of our global partnerships too - whether we're helping customers enhance their uptime or create production efficiencies from high-speed digitisation - we're always innovating together. We know that inkjet technology can not only maximise the efficiency of our partners' businesses but help them evolve too. That's why we go on a journey with our customers - offering expert insights and technical support every step of the way. Just like our printheads, Xaar's partnerships are built to last. Welcome to a whole new Xaar.
 
Contacts : Xaar : Charlotte Baile charlotte.baile@xaar.com
 
Source and top image: Xaar plc
 
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