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When necessity breeds invention, we find ourselves discovering game-changing products and services. When PPE production increased due to Covid-19, additive manufacturing stepped up to help meet demand but the need for isopropyl alcohol (IPA) couldn’t be met, threatening to bring Nexa3D’s operations to a halt. With no suitable alternatives on the market and the determination to continue production, the company developed xCLEAN – an eco-friendly, effective cleaning solvent for all resin-based 3D printers.
Learn how Nexa3D developed this new cleaner and about its qualities:
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Avi Reichental is one of the world’s leading authorities on business digitalization and exponential-tech convergence. He is an executive who led during 9/11 and through the 2008 financial crisis while serving as CEO of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD). Reichental is currently the CEO of Nexa3D and the founder of XponentialWorks, a venture investment, advisory and product development company, unique in its collider-business model of bringing together traditional mid-market manufacturing companies with transformative startups to accelerate value creation. Avi serves as a member of the XPRIZE Innovation Board. He remains a hands-on inventor with over 35 patents credited to his name.
Brent Zollinger is the Senior Director Additive Manufacturing at XponentialWorks. He has specialized in product and process design and development for over two decades, with a focus on Automotive and Additive Manufacturing. Prior to directing the Additive Manufacturing Center at XponentialWorks, Brent spent over a decade leading manufacturing R&D at Honeywell Turbo Technologies. As the global manager of Honeywell’s Advanced Manufacturing technology, Zollinger coordinated the strategic roadmap for global manufacturing, and oversaw the Additive Manufacturing center. Over the course of his time at Honeywell, Zollinger introduced a revolutionary turbine manufacturing process, developed implementation plans for factory digitization, and developed the medium-duty diesel turbo platform used by Volvo, Hino, and Ford.