Press release – ProtoShape 3D Printing and xT announce partnership

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ProtoShape 3D Printing AG and Exponential Technologies Ltd. (xT) announce a partnership to further validate and improve the xT AMi platform, which will accelerate the industrial expansion of additive manufacturing (AM) and reduce barriers to deploying AM technologies at scale. ProtoShape will be onboarded on the xT AMi platform as one of the first beta users which will use the platform for their printer parameter development and give valuable feedback to the xT team. The partnership will allow ProtoShape to drastically increase the speed of their parameter development and xT to gain insights in the use of the platform to increase usability and workflow.

„It is a great pleasure to collaborate with Exponential Technologies at the forefront of innovation thanks to their promising R&D AI solution. ProtoShape looks forward to implementing the xT AMI solution on the next process optimization to increase efficiency in such resource consuming research projects”, states Loïc Bonsack, Additive Manufacturing engineer, at ProtoShape 3D Printing AG.

Matthias Kaiser, CEO of xT adds: “The aim of the xT AMi platform is that every user with or without AM, programming or statistical knowledge can use it fast and efficiently. That means the most important aspect of the platform is its usability. This makes early feedback of actual users of the platform crucially important for its success. We are happy to gain with ProtoShape such an experienced partner in the field of powder bed fusion and look forward to their constructive feedback”.

Further partnerships for the xT AMi platform are to be revealed soon and will include machine, test device and material manufacturers, software companies and end-users. The first stable beta-version of the platform will be presented at the Formnext 2021.

If you are interested to become a partner or beta-tester, visit the xT booth B72 in Hall 11 at Formnext 2021 or contact us under

ProtoShape 3D Printing AG

Founded in 2012, ProtoShape 3D-Printing AG is a pioneer in Switzerland Additive Manufacturing with metals. As early as 2014, we validated an AM production process in collaboration with a satellite manufacturer. Parts that were manufactured at ProtoShape in 2015 and 2016 are flying in orbit. Furthermore, the company is ISO9001:2015 certified and has serial production ongoing for industrial gas turbine parts with the full post-machining and quality inspection mandate.

Our core business activities are Additive Manufacturing with metals using the powder bed fusion process, which consists of machines such as the SLM 280 HL Twin Laser (SLM-solutions), SLM 280 HL Single Laser (SLM-solutions), SLM 125 HL Single Laser (SLM-solutions), ProX100 (3D-systems) for materials such as Aluminium, Superalloys, Titanium, Tool-steel, validated process for aerospace components, integrated quality inspection, engineering for optimized design for AM for production, validated process for aerospace components, validated process for aerospace components, and tool-steel In 2019, our team was involved in a Eureka-Project and was responsible for AM design for sensor integration and manufacturing of the demonstrators and final parts.

Since December 2020, ProtoShape 3D-Printing AG has been a key member of the SwissFactory.Group, which includes under the same roof the CNC, engineering, welding, and painting departments.

Exponential Technologies Ltd. (xT)

xT is an experienced player in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in industrial markets. In particular, xT has a track record of delivering world class software products in the field of industrial R&D. Combining their experience with AI/ML technologies and their knowledge of the AM market, xT is ready to gradually turn the promise of “first time right” into reality.

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