Obsidian Solutions Group, LLC (OSG) entered into a distribution agreement with Nexa3D to represent its NXE 400 and NXD 200 photoplastic 3D printers. As part of the agreement, OSG, through its manufacturing division Applied Rapid Technologies (ART), has acquired five of Nexa3D’s NXE 400 3D printers and one NXD 200 3D printer. The 3D printers are meeting customer requirements for short-run production plastics, allowing Obsidian Solutions Group to free up capacity in its cast urethane business by diverting projects directly to the Nexa3D printers.
“Another primary focus for Nexa3D is improving the sustainability of manufacturing, and replacing urethane casting with 3D printing has immense benefits for our environment. We are proud to lend our technology to OSG’s important mission and to continue our own mission of advancing additive manufacturing’s capabilities.”
OSG is a certified, Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business focused on providing solutions to the DoD and Intelligence Community. Through its manufacturing division, Applied Rapid Technologies (ART), OSG will work with government agencies and commercial/industrial businesses to provide additive manufacturing (AM) solutions based on Nexa3D’s ultrafast production-oriented resin 3D printing technology.
ART has been operating three NXE 400 industrial 3D printers since April 2021, leveraging these machines to satisfy customer requirements for short-run production plastics. In January 2022, ART installed two more NXE 400s and one NXD 200.
“The Nexa3D equipment is freeing up capacity in our cast urethane business by allowing us to divert projects directly to the Nexa3D printers,” said Bruce LeMaster, VP of Manufacturing, ART. “The throughput on these printers is amazing. Prior to Christmas, we had a project that required 1,200 parts for delivery before the holidays. We printed 300 parts at a time, with each build taking only 28 minutes. The project was a big success.”
In addition to in-house usage, ART has signed on to join the Nexa3D reseller network. The company will offer 3D printing systems from the Nexa3D portfolio to expand its own customers’ capacity for advanced manufacturing.
OSG Co-Founder and President James Wiley stated, “We are very excited about this venture. The partnership between OSG and Nexa3D will allow us to continue providing mission-critical, right-time, right-place, and right level of responsive services and solutions to counter and thwart the efforts of global adversaries.”
OSG Co-Founder and CEO Tyron Logan added that “‘Solutions’ is a big part of the OSG name, and we look forward to offering Nexa3D equipment to our customers as a possible answer to their needs.”
Nexa3D printers are known for their ultrafast print speeds based on the company’s proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology. The NXE 400 also features a 16-liter build volume, more than double that of other currently available technologies.
“Nexa3D believes in the ability of technology to make a powerful difference in the world,” said Avi Reichental, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Nexa3D. “Our 3D printers have been proven to reduce production time from days to hours or minutes. In sectors where time is especially critical, the value of ultrafast 3D printing cannot be overstated.”
Reichental continued, “Another primary focus for Nexa3D is improving the sustainability of manufacturing, and replacing urethane casting with 3D printing has immense benefits for our environment. We are proud to lend our technology to OSG’s important mission and to continue our own mission of advancing additive manufacturing’s capabilities.”