XJet Delivers First Carmel 1400M Metal 3D Printing System to Azoth


On-demand additive manufacturing service Azoth received the first advertisement XJet Carmel 1400M metal 3D printing system.

Azoth is backed by the EWIE Group of Companies (EGC) who are specialists in high volume metal fabrication for companies like Ford, Rolls Royce, Chrysler and John Deere. The company was created when EGC executives realized the potential of additive manufacturing.

After researching the market for a metal additive manufacturing technology that could meet the demand for small, complex, high definition parts that could not be produced with powder bed fusion or binder jetting systems, Azoth decided to continue XJet’s Nanoparticle Jetting technology. Azoth was reportedly impressed with the technology’s ability to produce parts with small holes, sharp corners and refined surface finishes without post-processing. He also tries, where possible, to move from prototyping to production with the same process and considers XJet’s technology to be “perfectly suited” to support these efforts. With the Carmel 1400M system installed, Azoth expects the machine to meet the needs of the automotive, medical and tooling markets.

“We have extensive experience in metal fabrication, with additive and subtractive processes. XJet’s metal system provides capabilities that are in high demand in the marketplace, but not achievable with other technologies,” commented Azoth CEO Scott Burk. “Parts with fine features, high resolution, good surface finish right out of the printer – at a level we’ve never seen before. The ease of use and the safety of working with the XJet system, which does not involve the handling of powders, is another important factor for us.

“Azoth aims to push the boundaries of what is possible in additive manufacturing, so it is the perfect customer for our first metal additive manufacturing system,” added XJet CBO Dror Danai. “Azoth is a unique operation that already has extensive experience in metal – traditional and additive manufacturing – and is deeply involved in the manufacturing of the parts manufactured for its customers, selecting the most appropriate technology and developing the applications. I can’t wait to see how they will use the system and the revolutionary new apps they’ve already tested and I look forward to developing them further.

XJet was talking publicly about the metal printing capability of its Nanoparticle Jetting technology as early as 2016 and spoke to TCT again about its potential in 2017. In the meantime, it has been able to bring several of its Carmel 1400C ceramic systems to market, with the likes of KU Leuven and MTC installing the platform, while continuing to prepare its metal systems for commercial launch. XJet announced a slight renaming of its product line in 2019 and has now signaled the commercial launch of its metal offering with the announcement of Azoth as a user.

“We have developed the only metal additive manufacturing technology available today, based on the concept of direct material jetting,” said XJet CEO Hanan Gothait. “After incredible success with the XJet ceramic systems, we are now ready for the bigger dream, bringing our metal solution to market. It is a great pleasure for me to know that our first metal AM system user is Azoth, with so much experience in metal fabrication and metal AM. Getting recognition from such a market leader for the quality of parts we can manufacture has made the whole journey, and the long wait for this system worth it.

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