LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Techniplas, a leading global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services, announced today, that NXT Factory, a pioneer in the development of a game-changing technology called Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS™) joined its expanding open innovation program as a full member. As part of this partnership, Techniplas plans to explore how automotive products that it is currently manufacturing using injection molding can potentially be produced better and faster using NXT Factory's technology.
CES 2018 attendees are invited to stop by and explore how Techniplas is integrating and using additive manufacturing and generative lightweighting technologies for the benefit of the automotive industry at Techniplas booth #9100 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
"We are excited to add NXT Factory to our vibrant open innovation program and jointly explore how their game-changing technology can potentially one day become a real alternative to injection molding," said George Votis, founder and chairman, Techniplas. "Working together within this powerful ecosystem, we are bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in additive and generative technologies to enhance our company and accelerate the adoption of 3D printing by the automotive industry."
Ahead of CES 2018, NXT Factory announced that it successfully completed the development phase of a groundbreaking beam delivery system that converts a single laser into several million micro-lasers without power degradation. The company is leveraging this technology into its first industrial-grade high-speed additive manufacturing systems with a clear mandate to replace traditional injection molding of plastic parts at scale. See the Quantum Laser Sintering™ printing process in action here.
"We are thrilled to join Techniplas' open innovation program and be part of an industry wide team that is passionate about mainstreaming additive technologies for automotive production," said NXT Factory founder and CEO Jakub Graczyk. "We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that our very first system is cognitive and connected to harness the very fundamental industry 4.0 capabilities that are critical to Techniplas' digital strategy."
The company is using proprietary deep-learning algorithms to make real-time predictive and prescriptive choices that are designed to optimize the build performance and deliver the best available parameters. It's like cognitive mold-flow for injection molding but designed specifically for real-time, free-form additive manufacturing.
Techniplas is a leading global design and manufacturing provider of engineered products and services that are helping to shape the future of mobility. Our 2,000 associates around the world are passionate about making the connected world. By continuously expanding the reach of our data enabled cognitive technologies into everything we do, we deliver personalized, performance-enhanced and sustainable mobility. For more information, please visit www.techniplas.com.
About NXT Factory
NXT Factory is pioneering the development of Quantum Laser Sintering (QLS™) technology that additively manufactures thermoplastics at convincing speed and scale. The company is leveraging this technology into its first industrial-grade high-speed additive manufacturing systems with a clear mandate to replace traditional injection molding of plastic parts at scale. NXT Factory believes that products currently manufactured using injection molding can potentially be produced better, faster and cheaper with NXT Factory's proprietary QLS™ technology. For more information, visit www.NXTFactory.com.