The Mysterious Fleximatter Project

A life-size seating arrangement 3D printed by Fleximatter

A life-size seating arrangement 3D printed by Fleximatter

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
Sample 3D printed color vases from Fleximatter

Sample 3D printed color vases from Fleximatter

  • 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
A brief glimpse at Fleximatter's large-scale 3D printer

A brief glimpse at Fleximatter's large-scale 3D printer

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

A strong 3D print from Fleximatter

A strong 3D print from Fleximatter

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. 

Via Fleximatter

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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