voxeljet, a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers, today announced the launch of the latest in its full line of large format industrial 3D printers, the VX2000. The new printer is being demonstrated for the first time at Euromold, the leading worldwide trade fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, December 03-06, 2013.
The VX2000 is equipped with a build space of two cubic meters, making it one of the largest commercially available 3D printing platforms in the market, and the largest ever to be introduced at Euromold. The large build format of the VX2000 is suited to a variety of applications in the automotive or aviation industry, at foundries, pump manufacturers or the equipment building industry.
"The VX2000 closes the big gap between the VX1000 with a design space of 0.3 cubic meters and the VX4000 with a design space of eight cubic meters. We now offer a balanced product range that enables us to provide our customers with an industrial 3D printer for any conceivable application area," said Dr. Ingo Ederer, voxeljet’s Chief Executive Officer.
The new industrial printer is designed for use with all particle materials currently available at voxeljet, and combines superior performance with a very large build space, providing users with maximum flexibility. voxeljet’s customers are now able to use the build space measuring 2060 x 1060 x 1000 mm for the economic manufacture of large individual molds or small series manufacture, depending on their requirements.
voxeljet technology offers significant advantages in the manufacture of complex cores and parts that, due to their complicated geometry, are difficult to produce using traditional core manufacturing methods. For example, the VX2000 can print an impressive number of 216 water jacket cores measuring 490 x 210 x 80 mm in a job box in approximately two days of standard operations. An additional example would be the manufacture of complex mechanical parts for the pump industry. The VX2000 build space can easily encompass the large-format molds for four Francis impellers with the dimensions 980 x 980 x 490 mm.
The VX2000 achieves its high level of performance through the jetting of material through a high performance ink-jet head containing up to 13,280 nozzles, at resolutions of up to 600 dpi depending upon the application. The layer thickness during one print run ranges from 100 to 400 micrometers, with a print width of 564 millimeters. The printed build volume is 45 liters per hour. This means that the VX2000 is twice as fast as the well-known VX1000 high-performance printer, and offers an impressive degree of accuracy.
The VX2000 system dimensions are 4.9 meters long and 2.6 meters wide and it comes with an integrated material supply system. Similar to all other voxeljet machines, the VX2000 is designed for rugged industrial use in which high quality performance is required around the clock. The platform is destined to become the product of choice for environments where efficient and sustainable operations are just as important as above-average reliability and the lifetime of the machine.