3D printing ready for its next big sprint – metal

At Israeli 3D pioneer Objet – now integrated with Minnesota-based 3D printing company Stratasys – did for plastic, Israeli start up Xjet plans to do for metal.

“The layered inkjet printing technology which is used to make medical devices, dental implants, single-run samples for manufacturing, and far more is all based on plastic, ” said Xjet CBO Dror Danai. In exactly the same way that Objet helped for 3D printing using plastic materials, create an industry, we plan to create an industry that may allow the same kind of custom print for metal.”

Xjet was one of a dozen start-ups that presented their technology in Tel Aviv Monday in the annual seminar that is Go4Israel. Considered one of the very most important parties of international investors in Israel, the convention discussed issues applicable to investors and start ups, including establishing strategic alliances between corporate, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the planet and raising funds. Businesses presenting at the occasion included companies in hi-tech, life sciences, renewable energy, and others.

The reference to the Israeli 3D printing company that was one of the originators of the 3D print business, is just not coincidental; Danai and many of the 62 people working at the Rehovot- based business are experts of Objet. Danai left before the business merged with Stratasys to create the world’s largest 3D print business.