Xaar plc, a world leader in industrial inkjet technology, is continuing to expand its 3D business with the opening of a new centre in Nottingham and expansion of its 3D engineering team in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Headed by Professor Neil Hopkinson, the Xaar 3D Centre will deliver 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers and end users, with the Copenhagen team providing design and process development expertise to help the company’s partners commercialise equipment based on High Speed Sintering (HSS).
HSS technology, invented by Professor Hopkinson, uses inkjet printheads and infrared heaters to manufacture products layer by layer from polymer powder materials at what Xaar claims are much higher speeds than other additive manufacturing processes.
Xaar CEO Doug Edwards said: “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.”