Nexa3D adds lightning-fast xCE-White polymer to its arsenal

by Avi Reichental

Nexa3D, the leader in ultrafast polymer printing, has a powerful new tool in its arsenal: xCE-White, a functional polymer that can produce end-use plastic parts and injection molding tools in minutes.

Developed specifically for the company’s NXE400 3D printer, this custom photoplastic is our fastest single cure polymer for heavy duty parts and injection molding tools in the company’s portfolio’s to date, pushing the boundaries of what Nexa3D’s lightning fast printers can produce and create by exponential standards.

Thanks to xCE-White, Nexa3D’s NXE400 3D printer can now be used to produce isotropic parts that are well suited for a variety of automotive parts, automation and robotic assemblies, and many industrial components at speeds similar to injection molding processes.

And it can do it at breakneck speed. In testing, we watched with our jaws dropping as the NXE400 pushed out 10 life-sized joysticks in 33 minutes — that’s a rate of one single part every 3.3 minutes. It also produced 21 life-sized midsoles in 48 minutes — a rate of a single part every 2.3 minutes; and 50 venturi tubes in 29 minutes, meaning they were produced at a rate of a single tube every 35 seconds.

It wasn’t just speed that impressed us during testing, either. We put it to work in a variety of end uses and it consistently showed excellent thermal stability, making it an ideal material for many automotive, electronics, and industrial components.  Additionally, xCE-White is used to produce injection molding tools for a wide range of thermoplastic polymers including PP, PE, HDPE and PETG. Molds printed from xCE-White were successfully injected hundreds of times at temperatures between 230°C and 280°C without any visible mold temperature degradation or adhesion, and without the use of any mold release agents.

xCE-White is a lightweight yet sturdy material that comes with inherent functionality designed to withstand load, pressure and temperature. These highly desirable features and attributes are ideal for stationary components like brackets, pulleys, gears, impellers and robotic devices.

With xCE-White, the possibilities are endless. We’re excited to get printing and see where this new polymer takes us.

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