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XJet Announces Global Partnership with Straumann as Dental Leader to Boost Ceramic AM from Concept to Production

Rehovot, Israel – June 29, 2020 – XJet Ltd. has announced today that it is working with global dentistry leader Straumann Group to boost the Carmel 1400 AM System at its Basel headquarters from concept to production.

“We’ve been working with XJet NanoParticle Jetting technology for some time, up to now it has been used for developing product iterations and providing proof of concept,” says Straumann VP Stephan Oehler, “Now we’re scoring the first product development project to reach the next level of bringing this technology to production of ceramic end-use parts. We believe this technology can scale-up for production effectively, there’s a large print bed and with the soluble support material we find post-processing simple and efficient.”

From left: XJet CEO, Hanan Gothait, and Straumann VP, Stephan Oehler, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of XJet’s AM Centre (Photo courtesy of XJet)
From left: XJet CEO, Hanan Gothait, and Straumann VP, Stephan Oehler, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of XJet’s AM Centre (Photo courtesy of XJet)

Recognized as a leading innovator enhancing the standards of dental patient
care, Straumann was an early adopter of ceramic additive manufacturing as one
of the first companies to invest in XJet NPJ technology. According to Oehler, Straumann
was won over by the technology because of the accuracy of parts, shorter
overall production cycles and the game-changing soluble support material that allows
unique ease-of-use.

“We work with ceramic in a lot of our products, so when we learned there
was a new technology in the field, we looked into it. XJet convinced us with
the quality of parts, the fine details and accuracy. In addition to that, the
density of the material is extremely high, close to 100%, so it’s not like
working with an ‘AM material’. We’re well-versed with the benefits of AM, so we
knew that the freedom of design and complex geometries delivered by the
technology, now for ceramic materials, could open up new product and
application possibilities for the business,” states Philippe Chavanne, Head New
Technology Competence Center, adding:

“We were very impressed with the outstanding dedication and support provided by the XJet team, particularly Avi Cohen, Vice President, Healthcare and Education, who supported us in this collaboration from the very first moment.”

Straumann will go from developing product concepts with its XJet Carmel AM System to the production of end-use parts (Photo courtesy of XJet)
Straumann will go from developing product concepts with its XJet Carmel AM System to the production of end-use parts (Photo courtesy of XJet)

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann Group develops,
manufactures, and supplies dental implants, instruments, biomaterials, CADCAM
prosthetics, digital equipment, software, and clear aligners for applications
in replacement, restorative, orthodontic and preventive dentistry. Despite the COVID19
pandemic, Straumann has been able to keep its XJet Carmel 1400 AM System running
throughout.

“There’s already a demand for the ceramic parts produced on the Carmel
1400, and social distancing is viable because operation of the system is very
simple, so we’ve been able to keep the system running even through the global
pandemic,” states Oehler.

“It’s incredible working with global leaders such as Straumann who are
passionate and innovative about the products and services they provide. Working
with them to move into production parts is hugely motivating and we’re
delighted to see our partnership go from strength to strength,” enthuses XJet
CBO Dror Danai.

About XJet
XJet is a provider of ground-breaking metal and ceramic additive manufacturing technologies and solutions. Founded in 2005, XJet developed and introduced the revolutionary NanoParticle Jetting™ technology. With a decade of research behind it, XJet NPJ technology enables the production of metal or ceramic parts with the same ease and versatility of inkjet printing without compromising throughput or quality. XJet’s world-class team of skilled industry veterans and dynamic R&D specialists holds over 80 registered and pending patents. Leveraging its proprietary technology and proven expertise, XJet is redefining the metal and ceramic AM industries. http://xjet3d.com   

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