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Nexa3D introduces NX1, the world’s first 3D printer designed for everybody: Professionals, hobbyists, makers and families; for both the home and office.  NX1 is the first resin 3D printer based on Nexa3D’s new revolutionary self-Lubricant Sublayer Photocuring (LSPc) technology.  

The NX1 introduces a new concept of 3D creation: the era of fast 3D printing. While everybody else was focused on how to keep users happy as they waited hours and hours for their 3D objects to print, Nexa3D focused on simply eliminating the wait times in the first place.  

Extreme speed, desktop design, high precision and smart features, make the NX1 different from any other 3D printer.

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Thanks to our LSPc™ technology, the NX1 revolutionizes the 3D printing experience by cutting 3D print times down from hours to minutes and by bringing professional-quality, high-resolution 3D printing to everyone.

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Stop waiting hours and hours for your high-resolution 3D object to print. The NX1 can print object at a speed of 1-inch (25,4mm) in height in about 3 minutes.

With the NX1, anyone can turn his or her ideas into reality in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee!

The NX1 is the first unibody desktop 3D printer designed to deliver a new 3D printing experience and engineered for extreme precision and performance.

The motor in the heart of the NX1 imparts a central thrust force to a build platform, using four mechanical arms. This eliminates mechanical stress and delivers top-quality print accuracy and outstanding high-resolution 3D printing.

Our software, as soon as the .stl file is downloaded, check if the file/object to be has a geometrical shape suitable for a continuous printing (the condition that we can translate in mathematical terms with tr<tp, better explained later on in our update). 

Printing time: < 4 minutes!
Printing time: < 4 minutes!
Printing time: 2 minutes
Printing time: 2 minutes

 If the software decides the object to be printed in sequential mode, the user can choose the quality of printing and so the layer thickness between 50 and 200 micron

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 The object printed in the Nx1 video has a 175 micron thickness and it has been made at the speed of 1cm per minute – as a video that we are about to upload online will clearly prove. The printing time depends on the object shape too, but we can easily say that the range is comprised between 1 minute per cm and 3 minutes per cm (for high resolution printing).

The NX1 tank is built with linear bearings of four arms, ensuring perfect alignment between the NX1’s build platform, tank and light source.

Why should 3D printers be difficult to use? Our ultrafast technology finally makes 3D printing usable in everyday situations, by everyday users. We’ve designed a completely new printing experience in every aspect: NX1 is designed to be accessible to everybody from first time designers to highly demanding professionals.

Cartridge | Refill

Other DLP and SLA printers use a complicated refill process involving bottles, gloves and a lot of headaches. We designed a clean, safe integrated resin cartridge systemthat eliminates the need for complicated refills during printing. Simply insert your resin cartridge in the slot and the NX1 does the rest:

  • Insert the cartridge and print your object.
  • NX1 fills the tank automatically balancing the resin during the printing.
  • Upon completion, NX1 recaptures and reuses any remaining resin in its tank, making it ready for the next print job without wasting a drop of resin.

 Self-Cleaning System 

If you want to change your resin type or color for your next 3D print job, the NX1 Cleaning-Cartridge will perfectly clean the resin tank and all the NX1’s internal circuits.

Magnetic building platform

Forget screws and bolts: the NX1 build platform uses a magnetic system to anchor to the printer.

Wi-Fi & Connection

NX1 is completely stand-alone. Wi-Fi, remote or Ethernet connected, it is always ready for any device, with a native OS that enables you to access NX1 from anywhere.

Durable Film

The self-lubricant film is the heart of our LSPc technology. Once the self-lubricant film is used up, the membrane is easy to replace without having to disassemble components.

Our LSPc technology is based on two main components: our unique resin and our self-lubricating film. The film gradually releases a micro-layer of oil, which enables the finished resin to solidify while suspended on the oil substrate.  

The self-lubricating film needs to be changed after about every 0.25L of resin. This represents the minimum service-life of the film, however, and you can rest assured that you will never have a sudden problem half way through the printing process*. 

The effectiveness of the film deteriorates gradually, in the same way that the oil is released gradually. Our tests show that maximum accuracy and performance are maintained up to 0.25L of resin. After that limit, they decline slowly and gradually.  

Changing the film is a very easy task, which only takes a couple of minutes and doesn't require any screwdrivers or other tools.  

Each pack will costs around €30 and contains 3 films. You can therefore expect to consume one pack of film for each cartridge of resin (0.25x3). We are currently working on improving film service-life.  

*One of the things we hate about conventional 3D printing is that it takes hours to realize that an object is coming out with problems. We have conducted over 4000 hours of tests so as to be 101% certain of the reliability of our printing method and our hardware! But in addition to this, remember that printing in minutes is a completely different 
ball-game anyway: if, for any reason, you discover that a printed object is different from what you were expecting, you can make the necessary adjustments and have a new object in your hands in less than 15 minutes!

NX1 is simply magical. For the first time ever, you can use your 3D printer on your desktop or in your living room, it can easy be part of your everyday life.

NX1
NX1

After more than two years of intensive R&D efforts, we are finally introducing our first product using our patented technology. We have developed a new 3D printing process that is set to change 3D printing standards forever, by cutting down 3D printing times for an object from a few hours to just a few minutes.

LSPc™ not only increases speed, but because it is based on a partially continuous process that avoids layering in most sequences, yielding extraordinary accuracy on the Z axis.

Unlike conventional bottom-up 3D printing systems (DLP, SLA), LSPc™ interposes a transparent self-lubricating film between the bottom of the tank, the photo-curing resin and the light source. By gradually releasing a layer of oil, this enables the finished resin to solidify while suspended on the substrate.

The heart of the NX1 system is the oil, because it creates an inhibitor sublayer that prevents newly formed layers from sticking to the build platform. Using a partially continuous, sequential process for perfect three-dimensional object formation, the solution completely eliminates the need for the extraction tilting systems used in conventional technologies and gives rise to a continuous printing process.

To reach these incredible performance levels, we invented a new algorithm and based our software on it. For the first time ever, the printing and solidifying processes are optimized according to the specific characteristics of the object to be produced.

   

Intellectual Property

Nexa3D has patents and patents pending on the most technical aspects of the NX1 and takes intellectual property rights very seriously. Our two co-founder Gianni Zitelli and Luciano Tringali have spent over five years combined in creating Nexa3D’s core technologies from their lab based in Rome, Italy.

The NX1 works with our specially designed resins that form an integral part of our technology. NX1 resins not only guarantee great performance, but also deliver incredible quality and durability.

We developed our resins by forging a partnership with one of the major players in the European plastics industry, and we intend to bring them to market at highly competitive prices, because we believe that fast 3D printing should be affordable to everybody.

                       
    
    

After two years of hard work, the NX1 is almost ready! All we need now is your help to launch the industrial production phase, market our resins and complete the advanced software experience.

Our History
Our History

Marketing the first ever fast 3D printer won’t be difficult because it will quickly gain momentum! And you could be in at the start of this revolution! So join our community - the fast 3D printer community – and please back us now!

We’re offering the following one-off opportunities to the first people who join us:

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€ 5 - Special Thanks :-)

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€ 30 - One of our T-shirts: 

  • NEXA3D
  • 3D printing it’s NOT a matter of time 
  • NX1 make it faster 

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€ 1,399 - Be the First Fast 3D Printing Hero **Only 50 available**. 

  • NX1, the First Fast 3D Printer 
  • Finishing Kit
  • 1 Resin Cartridge (0,75L)
  • 2 self-Lubricant Packages (3 films for package)

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€ 1,599 - Standard Package 

  • NX1, the First Fast 3D Printer 
  • Finishing Kit
  • 1 Resin Cartridge (0,75L)
  • 2 self-Lubricant Packages (3 films for package)

 Estimated shipping date: Mar 2016  |  Estimated retail price € 1,799

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€ 1,999 - Pro Kickstarter Bundle **Only 100 available**. 

The package for professional users! 

  • NX1, the First Fast 3D Printer
  • Finishing Kit
  • **5** Resin Cartridges (0,75L each)
  • **5** self-Lubricant Packages (3 films for package)
  • 1 Washing Cartridges for Auto Cleaning
  • 3 T-shirts (the whole set!)

Estimated shipping date: Mar 2016 | Estimated retail price € 2,299

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Gianni Zitelli 

34 - Founder

Gianni is an entrepreneur and founder of successful companies from the day following his graduation in 2006. Gianni has successfully launched companies specializing in integrated engineering services, energy, electrical and industrial design. These companies are based in Italy and across Europe. 

Gianni is also an engineer, specialized in information technology, electronics , electrical engineering and energy, patents and publications in the electronic field especially in hospitals and recently in the 3D development field. At the same time between science and management, 

Gianni pledged to apply his knowledge to develop next-generation innovations.

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Luciano Tringali 

 61 - Founder

Luciano is an engineer with over 40 years of experience across many fields of technology. He served as the managing director of Enel power plants division. 

A mechanical engineer with expertise in material science, process engineering and measurements, Luciano has a deep understanding of non-destructive third level nuclear systems. 

Luciano did much of the engineering work to bring the NX1 to life. As a co-founder of Nexa3D, he brings the strength and quality of Italian engineering and experience to the company. Luciano is always pushing the boundary of technology and brings a fresh vision for the future.

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Andrea Denaro 

 39 - Advisor

An enthusiastic digital entrepreneur, since 1999, Andrea works to develop, extend and expand the business of Nexa3D’s customers in the digital environment. Andrea is a serial entrepreneur with experience in key areas of digital marketing, such as tourism and commerce. He founded and runs Doing, leading European digital agency, with a staff of over 300 people. 

Andrea is passionate about strategic marketing, and has a profound understanding of the Net and its dynamics, especially the deriving changes in social life and business. His vision is simple: to transform big problems into small ones; to break the mold and create new ones.

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Risks and challenges

Behind this project are two years of R&D. Prior to the introduction of the new technology: LSPc, we developed “Resyna 1.1” a patented DLP 3D printer tested for more than 1,000 hours.

As for the new technology LSPc, we tested it in operation within a scientific demonstrator for 500 hours, and we made specific test objects to calibrate our machine. 
The experience gained over the past two years makes us confident that we will reach our goals without problems. 

In any case, prudence requires us to highlight some critical issues: 

- Possible delays (2/3 weeks) on supplies of plastic molds; 

- Possible delays (1/2 weeks) to complete the multi-platform OS; 

- Possible delays (1-2 weeks) for the bottling of our resins and for the production of our membranes.

Gianni and Luciano are engineers specialized in industrial design, Andrea is an seasoned entrepreneur, with expertise in corporate management, structure and after-sales service, this makes us even more confident in the success of the project.

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