Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions and Vertex Manufacturing – A PrinterPrezz Company, a trusted industrial manufacturer, announced an agreement to add the Xerox® ElemX 3D Printer to Vertex’s Cincinnati facility and begin offering aluminium 3D printing services with Xerox’s liquid metal capabilities.
The ElemX 3D printer leverages Xerox’s liquid metal technology that uses cost-effective aluminium wire and is easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation. Unlike many metal 3D printing technologies, the ElemX requires minimal post-processing and therefore provides a faster time-to-part. By adding the ElemX 3D printer to its existing fleet of advanced manufacturing technologies, Vertex bolsters its capabilities and becomes a valuable addition to the Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions Manufacturing Partner Network.
“Our business is committed to delivering products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ quality and schedule requirements. We decided to partner with Xerox because the ElemX technology gives us an added advantage to build parts faster and more reliably for our customers.”– Tim Warden, vice president of sales & marketing at Vertex
The ElemX 3D Printer will be commercially available in February 2021, and Elem Additive Solutions has expanded significantly in the last year, including the establishment of an Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Cary, NC. This contract manufacturing agreement with Vertex is yet another significant achievement for Xerox.
“The relationship with Vertex enables our Elem Additive business to scale and support our customers better than before. Between the two organizations, there are decades of experience in advanced manufacturing, so we are thrilled to push the limits of this technology together.”– Tali Rosman, Elem Additive general manager and vice president at Xerox
ElemX 3D printer is a safer and more straightforward metal 3D printing technology that addresses supply chain resiliency in transportation, aerospace, defense, and industrial manufacturing. Until now, consistent and reliable aluminium 3D printing has posed a challenge to the market. ElemX, unlike other metal 3D printing technologies, does not use hazardous metal powders and does not require PPE or other significant safety measures. ElemX is the ideal choice for spares, repairs, and low-volume production parts because it was designed to simplify the supply chain process.
Rosman added, “ElemX takes all the benefits of 3D printing and makes it easier than ever before for manufacturers to use metal additive manufacturing. This is the next step in our journey, and we plan to continue advancing our vision for more resilient supply chains in 2022 working with partners like Vertex.”
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