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Nexa3D develops Eco-friendly Cleaning Solvent xCLEAN for All Resin-based 3D Printers

Nexa3D xCLEAN
  • Sustainable: Lasts 3X longer than isopropyl alcohol with less waste and fewer changeovers
  • Effective: Eliminates the greasy residue typically associated with TPM or DPM
  • Compatible: Works quickly with most resin cleaning systems on the market
Nexa3D xCLEAN
Above: Cleaning the 3D printed part in the Nexa3D xCLEAN solvent/Image Credit: Nexa3D/TrinityWheelerPhotography

Nexa3D, the maker of ultra-fast stereolithography production 3D printers, announced this week, the immediate commercial availability of its new effective and environmentally friendly washing solvent – Nexa3D xCLEAN. It is designed to work consistently with most resin-based 3D printers available on the market.

Nexa3D xCLEAN

Above: Introductory video of Nexa3D xCLEAN solvent/Video Credit: Nexa3D/YouTube

xCLEAN has three times the saturation limit of IPA, meaning less waste and fewer changeovers for additive manufacturers. xCLEAN is safer to handle than other cleaning solvents and does not require any special storage or adherence to shipping regulations typically associated with post processing photopolymeric parts. Compatible with most resin-based 3D printers on the market, xCLEAN is made from smaller molecules than TPM or DPM, eliminating the greasy residue that is typically associated with these alternatives.

According to Brent Zollinger, Head of Customer Success at Nexa3D, “xCLEAN’s development is a powerful reminder that necessity is the mother of invention. We were forced to explore alternatives to isopropyl alcohol (IPA) during the initial Covid-19 surge as IPA became extremely scarce and costs skyrocketed. After considering dozens of candidates, we zeroed in on xCLEAN and quickly embraced it as our go-to cleaning solvent. Having processed thousands of serial production parts in our flexible factory with superior results, we decided to share this incredible cleaner with our customers and invite the entire photopolymer 3D printing community to give it a try.”

Nexa3D xCLEAN
Above: Nexa3D xCLEAN solvent is compatible with most resin-based 3D printers on the market/Image Credit: Nexa3D/TrinityWheelerPhotography

xCLEAN can be easily recycled and recovered with a vacuum-assist solvent distillation unit, and it is compatible with most automated washing units on the market today, including closed loop systems. xCLEAN is not cleared for use when cleaning parts printed from biocompatible resins, and customers are advised to closely follow wash recommendations to preserve the material’s biocompatibility.

Avi Reichental, Co-founder and CEO, Nexa3D, expressed his appreciation on the launch of Nexa3D xCLEAN solvent by saying, “I am very proud of our entire team for stepping-up during this unprecedented pandemic, and quickly pivoting internal developments and external collaborations to adeptly support our growing customer base and communities. Throughout this challenging period, we’ve continued to expand the range of our high impact, durable photoplastics, and we are rolling out new productivity tools for the additive manufacturing industry. Together with our growing partner network, we are committed to helping our customers improve their design agility, and supply chain resiliency by reducing the time required to produce functional prototypes and production parts from hours to just minutes.”

Nexa3D xCLEAN is compatible with most resin-based 3D printers and automated cleaners, and it is available for immediate delivery by ordering through Nexa3D official website, or from one of our authorized resellers. To learn more on how xCLEAN is enhancing series additive manufacturing, users can register for the upcoming August 13th webinar.


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