Ford Motor Selects voxeljet with New Material

voxeljet VX800Ford Motor has commissioned a voxeljet VX800 3D printing system with the new Polypor C material system for use at its AM Center in Dunton UK. The system was selected following an intensive testing and evaluation phase.

According to Trevor Bentley, application engineer at Ford Motor, “We are very excited about the technical properties of the new binder. Polypor Type C is by far the best material we have ever used with a voxeljet system. The parts we have printed are very impressive, and our foundry men are very happy with the burn-off properties of the new material. The cast parts are of the highest quality with a very professional appearance. All of us are really happy with the new material.”

Bentley believes that Polypor C’s long shelf life and uncomplicated storage offer additional advantages. The binder does not have to be refrigerated, and Polypor Type C is free of aromatic compounds and environmentally compatible. In addition, it does not pose any health risks and has a pleasant aroma.

The new material differs from Polypor Type A and Type B in that the finished plastic models feature a very white color, which is suited for demanding requirements with respect to the model’s look and feel.


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