Formnext Connect: Nexa3D and Castor Announce New 3D Printing Material and Software

As the second day of the 2020 virtual trade show, Formnext Connect drew to a close, ultrafast polymer 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D and 3D printing software company Castor announced new products and innovations slated to impact a dynamic additive manufacturing (AM) industry forecasted to grow more than 25% in the next eight years.

Nexa3D launched Ximplify, a new automated 3D printing decision support portal powered by Castor that aims to accelerate the ability of designers and manufacturers to adopt AM at scale. The company also announced the development of its new xCast digital-wax material ideal for creating precision metal casting patterns that can be used on Nexa3D’s photoplastic printer NXE400. Additionally, Castor unveiled its own proprietary software, Castor Enterprise, as an on-premise solution that automatically identifies cost reduction opportunities out of thousands of 3D printed parts to make manufacturing easier for AM oriented engineers.

e California-based early-stage 3D printing company Nexa3D is led by seasoned entrepreneurs with a vision to integrate the latest exponential technologies and deliver a completely new proprietary and disruptive 3D printing solution. Ximplify, the latest initiative in Nexa3D’s growing portfolio, was created to leverage all the capabilities of its technology.

As part of Nexa3D’s expanding digital twin printing (DTP) software platform NexaX, Ximplify can scan through a complete list of materials comprising of thousands of parts in minutes, selecting the ideal candidates for additive manufacturing. According to the company, in addition to analyzing parts for the ideal process, Ximplify will recommend the best 3D printer and material to maximize performance while minimizing material usage and waste and reducing energy consumption per part. At the conclusion of each session, it even generates an automatic report to support the entire decision making and implementation process.

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