Rochester Institute of Technology purchases ElemX machine from Xerox Elem Additive Solutions

April 29, 2022

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has purchased and installed a Xerox ElemX metal Additive Manufacturing machine at the institute’s AMPrint Center (Courtesy Xerox Elem Additive Solutions)
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has purchased and installed a Xerox ElemX metal Additive Manufacturing machine at the institute’s AMPrint Center (Courtesy Xerox Elem Additive Solutions)

Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions, Cary, North Carolina, USA, reports that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has purchased and installed an ElemX metal Additive Manufacturing machine at the institute’s AMPrint Center in Henrietta, New York. RIT intends to use the machine in its collaborations with manufacturers for research and product development as its focuses on next-generation metal Additive Manufacturing technologies.

RIT is a longtime collaborator with Xerox in the Additive Manufacturing space, and one of the early liquid metal AM adopters. The installation at the AMPrint Center faculty is said to be the result of a successful industry-university collaboration and both parties will continue to work together to scale the ElemX for new commercial and industrial applications.

“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,” stated Tali Rosman, GM of Elem Additive. “Partnering with advanced research facilities like RIT that collaborate with manufacturers will be key to scaling up the adoption of our technology within the industry.”

The ElemX leverages the company’s liquid metal Additive Manufacturing technology, which uses aluminium wire. The ElemX is said to be easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation and, unlike other metal Additive Manufacturing technologies, the ElemX requires minimal post-processing, thus providing a faster time-to-part.

Denis Cormier, a professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of RIT’s AMPrint Center, is dedicated to leading the development of Additive Manufacturing technologies that will impact the manufacturing sector.

Cormier commented, “Liquid metal AM is a technology poised to tackle on-demand production of replacement aluminium parts to minimise inventory costs. Collaborating with industry partners like Elem Additive is an important part of our work here at the AMPrint centre to maximise the capabilities of AM technology. We believe the ElemX has the greatest potential for industrial growth and scalability.”

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