Nexa3D Expands Partnership with BASF Forward AM
Powered by BASF Forward AM, Nexa3D’s three new photopolymers support a variety of applications with fast turnaround times.
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May 4, 2021
Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast stereolithography production 3D printers, has expanded its partnership with BASF Forward AM to deliver three new photopolymer materials through its Nexa3D channels globally. Nexa3D’s collaboration with BASF Forward AM leverages their combined capabilities to deliver faster additive-manufactured prototypes across multiple industries, leveraging the productivity capabilities of its ultrafast NXE 400 3D printer, companies report.
The manufacturing process offers possibilities for greater design agility, supply chain resiliency and rapid implementation at every phase of the product lifecycle, according to Nexa3D. Combining Nexa3D’s productivity with Forward AM’s expanding suite of photopolymer formulations enables customers to design a wider range of parts such as housings, enclosures, pipes, packaging products and footwear components with performance and functionality.
This is a tough material ideal for models and functional prototypes requiring high strength and durability, according to the companies. Supporting various applications with short processing times, x45-NATURAL’s draft build mode enables companies more flexibility within their manufacturing processes. To learn more about x45-NATURAL, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.
This material combines clarity with toughness for various models and functional prototypes requiring fast turnaround times, the companies note. x45-CLEAR has notable build speed to give companies greater adaptability within their manufacturing processes, the companies add. To learn more about x45-CLEAR, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.
This is a durable material that features a matte black finish for parts such as automotive components that are usually molded in black plastic, the companies report. It combines build speed and out-of-printer properties to give manufacturers greater flexibility within their output processes. To learn more about x45-BLACK, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Nexa3D as we believe that our broad range of photopolymers is well-matched for the high throughput of the NXE400 system,” says Francois Minec, managing director, BASF 3D Printing Solutions. “We look forward to continuing to deliver an expanded portfolio of materials across Nexa3D’s expanding portfolio of photoplastic (SLA) and thermoplastic (QLS) design and manufacturing solutions.”
“Thanks to these new BASF materials and Nexa3D’s open materials platform, fast just got faster,” says Kevin McAlea, chief operating officer, Nexa3D. “Both companies are committed to democratizing access to scalable additive polymer solutions for the entire product life cycle from design to production. With NXE400’s 20X productivity gains and up to 85% lower total cost of ownership, manufacturers will benefit from higher productivity, better functionality and exceptional cost effectiveness.”
The three new materials will be available through Nexa3D’s network of resellers.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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