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3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D has worked with software developer CASTOR to launch its new ‘Ximplify’ cost analysis tool for additive manufactured parts.
Introduced as part of Nexa’s growing ‘NexaX’ digital twin platform, Ximplify combines process and geometry algorithms with validated workflows, to identify parts that could be optimized via 3D printing. The “decision support portal” is capable of scanning any CAD file and providing users with a full part cost and return on investment analysis “within minutes.”
“We are excited to partner with CASTOR,” said Avi Reichental, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Nexa3D. “Ximplify will deliver cost advantages to companies seeking to simplify their supply chain, by quickly identifying opportunities to migrate tooled plastic parts to just-in-time, on-site additive polymer production.”
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in California, Nexa3D is best known as a manufacturer of polymer-based 3D printers. The firm introduced its proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) and Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS) print engines a few years ago, and it has since focused on enhancing its material and software offerings to compliment them.
Working with the global chemical firm Henkel, Nexa recently developed a new ABS resin for SLA 3D printing, and a range of medical-grade polymers. The company has also invested in its industry 4.0 preparedness via a partnership with Siemens, in which it will provide process monitoring and optimization tools for Nexa’s QLS systems from 2021.
In addition to incorporating Siemens’ software into its machines, Nexa has released its own program under the NexaX Digital Twin Printing (DTP) brand. The company’s new online platform offers to “optimize the entire 3D printing process” using interplay algorithms that ensure consistent part performance, while minimizing material usage and waste.
Working with the experienced software provider CASTOR, Nexa has now added the Ximplify tool to its quickly-growing NexaX portfolio, reflecting a shift in its approach from process management, to part cost analysis.