voxeljet’s VX1000 HSS 3D printer
Brose, a global automotive supplier, partnered with voxeljet to develop the VX1000 HSS for use in additive series production of polymer components for the automotive industry. With HSS, voxeljet combines the advantages of two existing additive technologies: selective laser sintering and binder jetting, giving the benefit of both SLS part properties, and binder-jetting productivity. The new VX1000 HSS 3D printer has a larger build volume and faster print speed than previous systems.
The HSS Beta Program tests the features and capabilities of the VX1000 HSS in industrial production environments. After a joint three-month development phase at voxeljet's headquarters in Munich, the system will be moved to the Brose Additive Manufacturing Center in Coburg, integrated into the production environment, and optimized for customer-specific applications.
Brose plans to implement the VX1000 HSS for series production as they focus on "end of life" components for 3D printing, spare parts for discontinued car models.
The focus of further development of the VX1000 HSS is adapting, optimizing, and integrating the machine to the specific process and production conditions at Brose. The flexibility and adaptability of the HSS technology to applications will be tested through the direct developer support on a hard- and software level included in the program.
The first printed parts from the VX1000 HSS will be on display at the formnext trade fair from November 16 - 19 in Frankfurt at the voxeljet booth.