voxeljet announces agreement for delivery of up to 5 VJET X printers
By harnessing the scalability of powder binder jetting, voxeljet AG and its partners are bringing additive manufacturing to the next level through the large-scale production of complex sand molds and cores for a leading German automotive manufacturer. The solution for automated core printing promises to be the world's most potent and integrated additive manufacturing solution. As part of the announcement, voxeljet agrees to deliver of up to five VJET X printers in the upcoming two years, with an initial order of two for installation in 2019. The project could potentially call for voxeljet, as subcontractor to the general contractor of the project, to deliver multiple units in the low double-digit range over a five-year period. This project will utilize sand cores for the casting of a critical engine component. This will be the first commercialization of voxeljet's new line of high-speed printers, called VJET X, for the mass-production of complex sand cores. Using its nearly 20 years of research and expertise in precision mechanics, microfluidics and materials science, voxeljet has developed an advanced and more powerful printhead and recoating unit. This next generation print engine significantly reduces the layer time, making VJET X more than ten times faster than previous models.