Voxeljet chose EuroMold 2014 to debut the latest advancements in its sand 3D printing technology and ceramic moulding. With huge growth that has taken the company's employee total from 90 to almost 180, Voxeljet has had an exciting few months with its acquisition of Propshop and developments with the new Phenolic-Direct Binding method.
The new binding process provides an incredible level of resolution and precision along with significant improvements in terms of stability and advanages in sand recycling.
Right now the VX1000 is the company’s primary machine as a single platform built for multiple apps and a large build space. It has the ability to print parts with complex geometries and undercuts and has the advantage of being environmentally friendly due to the inorganic binder.
At the beginning of October, Voxeljet acquired Propshop, a London based film and TV prop modelling company and demonstrated some sand based examples from that during their EuroMold premiere.
On the more traditional side, Voxeljet spoke about how many household objects have undergone a sand moulding process and the company say this particular process provides a big opportunity for them to lend themselves to universal applications.
Looking to the future, Voxeljet says it will be looking towards new markets which have the biggest demand and relevance for this type of technology and plan to expand to Asia. Future applications are already in the pipeline but they were rather tight lipped about what these might be apart from of course pushing the development of 3D printing with ceramics which looks to add a lot of value to the company's portfolio.