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The Mysterious Fleximatter Project

Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:45
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I’m looking at a secretive Israeli company called Fleximatter that seems to be developing an unusual 3D printing technology.

The company has a website, but shows very little if any information on their technology. However, based on some brief research, it appears that:

  • They are developing a new 3D printer suitable for industrial use
  • The 3D printer is of large size of 800 x 800 x 900mm
  • It’s using a plastic extrusion process
  • They seem to have a method of coloring layers, which isn’t unique but is interesting for large scale objects
  • The are attempting to (or perhaps have) patent an extruder design that enables high speed 3D printing “incredibly fast extrusion”
  • The extruder is apparently patented, but I could not find a reference
  • They can print in flexible materials, as well as strong, rigid materials suitable for functional use
  • The system includes some form of advanced software, perhaps cloud-based
  • They’ve successfully received some funding from the Israel government in September 2015
  • They operate an online shop (in Hebrew) selling colorful household objects most likely produced on their equipment
  • They are hiring, specifically a senior backend software developer

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As you can see, this sounds quite interesting. They’re attempting to develop a machine targeted at product prototypers, specifically for large sized objects.

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It is unclear whether their system is for sale or whether it is to be used as a service. I’d certainly like to know more about this project.

But again, this also demonstrates that the world of 3D printing is certainly not stationary; there are people across the world developing new technologies and variants of older technologies, all trying to achieve progress in the space.

Read more at Fabbaloo

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