Xaar expands 3D printing business with new 3D centre and team
Pilz Automation Ltd
Posted to News on 16th Dec 2016, 10:02

Xaar expands 3D printing business with new 3D centre and team

Xaar plc is announcing its new Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham, UK. This facility, opening in January 2017, will deliver 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers and end users. Xaar is also announcing its new 3D team, led by Professor Neil Hopkinson. The expansion of Xaar's 3D printing business is a key part of the Company's 2020 strategic vision.

Xaar expands 3D printing business with new 3D centre and team

Professor Hopkinson, inventor of the transformational High Speed Sintering (HSS) technology, joined Xaar in March 2016 to develop the Company's 3D business. HSS is a new technology that uses inkjet printheads and infrared heaters to manufacture products layer by layer from polymer powder materials at much higher speeds than other additive manufacturing processes. This technology is therefore of interest to companies looking to use 3D printing (additive manufacturing) in volume manufacturing.

Since joining Xaar, Neil has been building his 3D team and earlier this year appointed project managers and engineers who are now based at the Xaar 3D Centre. The team in Nottingham will focus on development of materials and applications with an impressive range of global brand partners. In addition, the team has this month been expanded to include an experienced group working in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Xaar Copenhagen team will provide design and process development expertise to help the company's partners commercialise HSS equipment, enhancing Xaar's ability to secure further revenues in this fast-growing sector.

Neil Hopkinson says: "I am delighted to confirm our investment in the Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham and our 3D team including the new group in Copenhagen. As we build our business in 3D it is vital that we have the in-house expertise to support our partners. The addition of the team in Denmark further extends our capability."

Doug Edwards, Xaar's CEO, adds: "3D Printing is an important part of our strategic plan to grow total Group sales to 220 million by 2020. Our investments in the Nottingham and Copenhagen teams will significantly expand our capability in this sector, enabling us to achieve our growth plans."

Follow the link for more information about Xaar's 3D printing services and equipment.

Xaar plc

316 Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road

+44 (0)1223 423663

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