Voxeljet VX200 Offers High-Speed Sintering for Functional Components

Rapid 2018: The High-Speed Sintering (HSS) process is said to combine the advantages of selective laser sintering and binder jetting.
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Voxeljet introduces the VX200, a 3D printer based on the company’s High-Speed Sintering (HSS) physical binder-jetting process which allows tool-less production of functional prototypes as well as final consumer parts. According to the company, the HSS process combines the advantages of two existing additive processes: selective laser sintering and binder jetting. While laser sintering already allows many powder materials to be sintered into functional prototypes today, binder jetting offers high printing rates in terms of speed and size advantages. The HSS process is said to enable the economical processing of larger plots and a wider selection of materials.

The VX200 3D printer enables users to print in PA12 as well as elastomers such as TPU. The open sourcing program allows operators to use the machines for their individual benefit, the company says. The VX200 is ideal for material developers, research institutes and OEMs wishing to explore and exploit the diversity of materials in the field of thermoplastics and elastomers. In addition, it is capable of producing consumer parts that are suitable for direct use, such as the computer housing pictured.