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​​​​​Enabled by inkjet technology, mass production 3D Printing is now a reality
High volume part manufacturing with a range of polymers is possible by using the transformational High Speed Sintering (HSS) technology. This revolutionary technology uses inkjet printheads and infrared heathers to manufacture products layer by layer from polymer powder materials at much higher speeds than other additive manufacturing processes. High production throughput is achieved due to using single-pass inkjet which is much quicker and cost effective than point raster scanning.

High Speed Sintering for 3D Printing applications does not require tooling, driving down set-up time and costs by replacing multiple processes. It also allows for faster product design and modification, improves manufacturing efficiency, and enables the creation of on-demand, high value parts with geometry freedom. All this contributes to a faster time-to-market and increase in ROI compared to traditional additive manufacturing processes. 

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​​​​​​​​How High Speed Sintering Works

High Speed Sintering works by depositing a fine layer of powder onto the surface of a powder bed, an inkjet printhead then selectively prints an infrared (IR) absorbing fluid directly on to the powder surface. The entire surface is irradiated with IR energy causing only the printed areas to melt/sinter, the unprinted areas remain as powder. This process is repeated layer by layer until the build is complete, un-sintered powder is then removed to reveal the final part(s).

​High Speed Sintered parts

Parts can be produced using a wide range of polymers from elastomers to engineering grade polyamides. Strength and stiffness are comparable to other polymer powder based approaches while ductility (Elongation at Break) is often significantly higher. The process requires no support structure and features as small as 0.5 mm can be easily reproduced.​​ 

Xaar’s strengths in High Speed Sintering
​Xaar’s team possesses unique, knowledge and experience of High Speed Sintering since 2003 which enables tailored solutions for stake holders across the supply chain from OEMs to materials suppliers and end users. Our expertise includes:
• Polymer powder bed equipment and control systems
• Powdered polymer and infrared absorbing ink development
• High Speed Sintering application development across a wide range of sectors from aerospace to fast moving consumer goods.

Xaar offers services for:


End Users
Reduce part costs and scale up production. Our experienced team can help identify new business opportunities and provide access to the next generation of 3D printing technology.

We offer:
• Tried and tested cost modelling to assess your business opportunities
• Team of High Speed Sintering materials and process developers
• Access to pre-commercial High Speed Sintering systems
• Quality assurance facilities
• Active relationships with materials suppliers and OEMs.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
Reduce the cost and risk of machine development. Our experienced team can help you to develop complete market ready systems or partial solutions for you to complete.

We offer:
• Team of polymer powder bed machine designers/developers
• Team of High Speed Sintering materials and process developers
• Active relationships with materials suppliers and end users
• TF Technology® enabling a single fluid solution.



Materials Suppliers

Reduce your cost of material development and find a fast route to market. Our experienced team can help to develop materials suited to the next generation of high volume production 3D Printing machines.

We offer:
• Tried and tested cost modelling to assess your business opportunity
• Team of High Speed Sintering materials and process developers
• Access to pre-commercial High Speed Sintering systems
• Active relationships with OEMs and end users.


Printheads for high speed sintering for 3d printing