Voxeljet Introduces Continuous 3D Printer
Todd Grimm posted on January 21, 2013 |

VXC800 continuous 3D printerAt EuroMold, voxeljet technologies premiered the VXC800, the world’s first continuous 3D printer.

This leap in technology was made possible by a novel patented design with a horizontal belt conveyor that controls the layer building. The layers are built at the entrance of the belt conveyor, while the unpacking takes place at the exit. The finished component can simply be removed from the rear end of the system when it has gone through the entire process.

"Our presentation of the concept study was so well received that we decided on a rapid implementation of the project. The VXC800 establishes a completely new generation of machines that allows the building and unpacking process steps to run at the same time, without having to interrupt the operations of the system," says Dr. Ingo Ederer, CEO of voxeljet technology.

The length of parts and molds are virtually unlimited with this type of system, as there are no restrictions with respect to the length of the belt conveyor. The width and height of the build space are 33.5 x 19.7 inch. The VXC800 works with a 600-dpi, high-definition print head and layer thicknesses ranging from 0.006 to 0.016 inch.

"The development of the world's first 3D continuous printer is a milestone not just for voxeljet but the entire industry. Orders for the machine can be placed as of the start of the EuroMold. The first deliveries are planned for the second quarter of 2013," says Dr. Ederer.

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