3D printing company Essentium showcased its latest technologies for the defense sector at the eighth Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase (MILAM).
As the event’s main sponsor, Essentium will showcase its groundbreaking High-Speed Extrusion (HSE™) technology, the Nexa3D XiP Pro with ultra-fast LSPc® technology, and strategic initiatives to unlock new opportunities in the military AM sector.
Elisa Teipel, Chief Government Officer at Nexa3D, said: “Taking the lead sponsorship role at MILAM underscores our commitment to industry leadership and collaboration with the U.S. government. We are focused on meeting the unique needs of the military, including open architecture, diverse materials, and expeditionary capabilities. In partnership with key military stakeholders like the U.S. Air Force, National Guard and others, we are actively expanding the application of industrial 3D printing across the defense sector, contributing to enhanced military capabilities and technological innovation. Complementing our widely adopted high speed extrusion technology we are excited that our combination with Nexa3D will provide even greater access to high speed industrially focused additive manufacturing technologies in the photo resin, powder bed fusion, cold metal fusion and free-form injection molding spaces.”
At MILAM, Essentium will demonstrate its expeditionary capabilities and introduce the HSE 280i HT 3D printer, which features independent dual extruders (IDEX) on the Y and X axes. Designed for military applications, Essentium HSE 3D printing platforms offer a comprehensive range of materials and provide an industrial solution for producing consistent quality AM parts with unparalleled speed and economy.
Following the announcement of its acquisition by Nexa3D, Essentium will showcase the Nexa3D XiP Pro at MILAM. With the largest build capacity and fastest print speed in its class, the XiP Pro offers previously unattainable production efficiencies. Its cutting-edge features, including 7K resolution and an open platform design with a range of validated resins, make it a game-changer for military additive manufacturing applications, enabling users to print in minutes and hours instead of days.
Essentium’s HSE 3D printing platforms lead AM innovations designed specifically for military applications. They support humanitarian missions, rapid innovation on the battlefield and the supply chain. In particular, the US Air Force and US Navy utilize an open architecture/platform engine that is up to 15 times faster than traditional 3D printing technology and significantly reduces capital investment costs. Successful applications have achieved ROI of one month, 8x faster production speed and on-demand manufacturing of critical components.