The first XJET Carmel 1400 additive manufacturing system in North America was installed at the Youngstown Business Incubator, and an exclusive open house was hosted in early May for members of the press and innovative companies looking to adopt 3D printing. The open house was a special opportunity to show off the potential of additive printing and XJet’s unique capabilities.
Attendees were able to see the XJet Carmel 1400 in action, as it created parts including one sign that was saying – welcome to YBI open house. Each letter was printed on the large tray of the Carmel. Attendees were also invited to examine printed ceramic samples that had been printed earlier using the Carmel.
The installation of the system was a joint collaborative effort between America Makes and Youngstown State University – both of whom are at the vanguard of advanced manufacturing in the USA. This effort means that entrepreneurs can now work on prototyping as well as doing research on additive manufacturing with The XJet System.
Having struggled with de-industrialization since the 1980s, additive manufacturing in the 21st century provides an opportunity to accelerate economic growth by producing parts that cannot be manufactured with other techniques.