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Nexa3D Adds Rapidia Furnaces; Moves Forward with Commercializing ColdMetalFusion for QLS Printers

Lewis Simms

Nexa3D announces the immediate availability of Rapidia furnaces for the sintering of ColdMetalFusion parts produced on Nexa3D’s QLS 3D printers, including the recently debuted QLS 260 fast-cycle powder bed fusion printer debuted at Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany.

Nexa3D and Rapidia

Announced in September, ColdMetalFusion is a sinter-based 3D printing process that combines high-throughput laser sintering with established powder metallurgy processes to deliver metal components with exceptional performance, repeatability and precision.

Rapidia Furnaces for Metal 3D Printing

“Rapidia is excited to partner with Nexa3D, a leader in selective laser sintering and a company at the forefront of innovation for high-throughput metal part production,” said Artem Bylinskii, CEO of Rapidia. “Rapidia’s furnace is well suited for this incredible production process, and we have immediate availability of our furnace technology from our North American HQ in Vancouver, Canada.”

ColdMetalFusion with QLS enables cost-effective serial production of up to 100,000 parts per year, and after sintering in the QLS series printers, parts must undergo a debinding and sintering process to complete production. Rapidia provides the leading sintering solution for use with ColdMetalFusion on all Nexa3D QLS products.

“The capability, reliability and value of the Rapidia furnace is a perfect match for metal part production with QLS technology,” said John Calhoun, Director of QLS Business Development at Nexa3D. “With a proven workflow defined by Headmade Materials and Nexa3D, users can rely on Rapidia’s sintering furnaces for optimal results every time.”