3D and DTS partnerships for Xaar

By Jo Francis, Thursday 16 November 2017

Be the first to comment

Xaar has announced two new partnerships as part of its ambitious 2020 growth plan.


Xaar is working with BASF on photopolymer jetting

The inkjet manufacturer aims to grow sales to £220m by 2020. It had turnover of £96.2m last year.

It has teamed up with BASF in the burgeoning 3D printing arena, and the two companies will collaborate on photopolymer jetting. Xaar said the partnership “will enable manufacturers to produce 3D parts with improved properties and lower costs than currently possible”.

The alliance is centred around Xaar’s new High Laydown Technology combined with innovative photopolymers from BASF.

Xaar and BASF are also looking for companies in the field of bespoke or standalone 3D printing machinery for industrial parts manufacturing to join the collaboration.

Separately, Xaar subsidiary Engineered Printing Solutions (EPS) has signed up pad printing specialist Comec Italia as the European distributor for the EPS range of direct-to-shape digital printing systems. Comec’s headquarters are near Milan.

The two companies have worked together for more than 30 years, as EPS has been the US distributor for Comec’s products since 1985.

EPS showed a new cylindrical object printer at the InPrint show in Munich this month. The UV-LED system prints directly onto cylindrical, flat wall or tapered objects at up to 800pph. It uses Xaar 1003 printheads.

Xaar is also preparing for full commercialisation of its delayed 5601 platform, the manufacturer’s first Thin Film printhead. It showed samples of A4 output in CMYK at InPrint, produced using eight 5601 printheads. 

Share this

Related headlines

Xaar seals major printhead deal
06 September 2017

Xaar has signed “probably its biggest deal yet”, for 90,000 printheads to be supplied over the next two...

Xaar anticipates sales boost in H2
12 July 2017

Half-year sales at Xaar will be down on 2016, but the group is expecting a more buoyant second half of...

Xaar opens new 3D centre
07 April 2017

Xaar has officially opened its new 3D centre in Nottingham, part of its plan to develop high-volume 3D...

New product delays hold back progress at Xaar
22 March 2017

Xaar has made significant progress in reducing its reliance on the ceramics market, but manufacturing...

Article Tags

This Issue

Latest comments