Xerox Elem Partners with Rochester Institute of Technology in Metallurgical AM

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Today, Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions announced that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recently purchased and installed a Xerox® ElemX™3D printer at its AMPrint Center in Henrietta, NY. RIT will use the printer in its collaborations with manufacturers for product research and development as they focus on next-generation metal 3D printing technologies.
RIT is a long-time Xerox collaborator in the field of additive manufacturing (AM) and an early adopter of liquid metal AM. The AMPrint Center faculty has years of experience in metal additive manufacturing with a primary focus on aerospace applications. The installation is the result of a successful collaboration between industry and academia and both parties will continue to work together to adapt the ElemX to new commercial and industrial applications. For more information, see the IDTechEx report Metal Additive Manufacturing 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook.

“RIT has already been a great partner in helping to advance our liquid metal AM technology and we believe the installation of the ElemX at the AM print center will be important to further refine our solution,” said Tali Rosman, Managing Director of Elem Additive. “Partnering with advanced research facilities such as RIT that collaborate with manufacturers will be key to increasing industry adoption of our technology.”

ElemX is a safer and easier metal 3D printing technology that tackles supply chain resilience for transportation, aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing. Until now, the ability to 3D print aluminum consistently and reliably has challenged the market. Unlike other metal 3D printing technologies, there are no dangerous metal powders with ElemX and no need for PPE or other extensive safety measures. Designed to simplify the supply chain process, ElemX is the ideal option for spare parts, repairs and low volume production parts.

Denis Cormier, professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the AMPrint center at RIT, is an expert in additive manufacturing technologies. Cormier is dedicated to leading the development of innovative 3D printing technologies that will impact manufacturing.

“Liquid metal additive manufacturing is a technology poised to tackle the on-demand production of aluminum spare parts to minimize inventory costs,” Cormier said. “Collaborating with industry partners like Elem Additive is an important part of our work here at the AMPrint Center to maximize the capabilities of AM technology. We believe ElemX has the greatest potential for industrial growth and scalability.”

The facility at RIT’s AM Print Center builds on previous ElemX facilities at Naval Postgraduate School and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, two other advanced research facilities that focus on increasing adoption metal AM in manufacturing.

About Xerox Holdings Corporation

For more than 100 years, Xerox has continuously redefined the work experience. Building on our leadership position in office and production printing technologies, we have expanded into software and services to sustainably power today’s workforce. From office to industrial environments, our business solutions and differentiated financial services are designed to improve the daily work of clients, wherever that work is done. Today, Xerox scientists and engineers continue our legacy of innovation with disruptive technologies in digital transformation, augmented reality, robotic process automation, additive manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things and clean technologies. . Learn more at www.xerox.com .

About Xerox Elem™ Additive Solutions

Committed to advancing the additive industry, Xerox Elem Additive Solutions provides hardware and software solutions that equip manufacturers with the tools needed to reduce costs, eliminate long lead times and improve part performance. Strategically focused on developing supply chain solutions with distributed manufacturing and digital warehousing technologies, Xerox Elem Additive Solutions is one of the best-positioned AM providers offering end-to-end solutions to the most challenging problems. difficult in the industry.

About Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls 19,700 students in more than 200 professional and career-oriented programs, making it one of the largest private universities in the United States. The university is internationally recognized and ranked for its academic leadership in business, computer science, engineering, imaging sciences, liberal arts, sustainability, fine arts, and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard of hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the country. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

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