As BellandTechnology AG acquires Xioneer Systems, excellence in 3D printing materials and hardware continue to meet–and improve–via global expansion. Headquartered in Bayreuth, Germany and founded in 2008, BellandTechnology today is branded under VXL, and is known as a consumables manufacturer—mainly through development and production of acrylic-based thermoplastic polymers.
With the addition of Vienna, Austria-headquartered Xioneer Systems GmBH in December, BellandTechnology receives 100 percent of their shares, as well as their impressive expertise in manufacturing FFF 3D printers.
Xioneer was founded in 2012 and worked with a team of around 20 employees last time we interviewed them regarding their six patented technologies and features surrounding their 3D printers and materials. They are known for their initial Xioneer Desktop 3D printer, and the 2016 FormNext Start-up Challenge Award as they were recognized for their 3D printing innovation.
“By merging our companies, we combine the 3D printing know-how of Xioneer with the materials know-how of BellandTechnology. And this places us in a unique competitive position: a position to tackle 3D printing challenges in a new way, to deliver new solutions. All that with one goal in mind: to promote the FFF technology in both the consumer and the industrial additive manufacturing markets,” explains Dr. Andrei Neboian, founder and CEO of Xioneer.
“To achieve this, we decided to focus on the entire FFF industry and change our product course accordingly. Therefore, we will expand our service portfolio and we plan to offer innovative add-on systems, components, and accessories for any FFF 3D printer on the market.”
Xioneer currently also serves customers engaged in aerospace, automotive, medical and tooling, and engineering applications—supported by the Xioneer Industrial 3D printer, beginning in 2018. Their pioneering efforts in the production of hardware will complement BellandTechnology’s unique position in the 3D printing industry as they continue to make and market high-performance thermoplastics featuring ‘controlled solubility.’ This applies to both water or aqueous alkali solutions and can be critical in areas like electronics, and mechanical or medical engineering too. Typical products produced via these polymers include:
- Semi-finished products
BellandTechnology thermoplastics, offering notably higher thermal stability, are also used in 3D printing complex parts.
“We are excited about the future with Xioneer on board. In the coming years we will serve the FFF 3D printer market with software solutions, hardware components, and innovative concepts for 3D printing consumables – all perfectly matched together,” said Thomas Demmer, the CEO of BellandTechnology AG.
“These products will be cost-efficient, professional, and user friendly. As a 3D printing materials company, we are open to work with all 3D printer manufacturers. And we believe that this openness, together with the willingness to deliver great products to manufacturers and end-users, will help us push the FFF market forward.”
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