The VX4000 that anchors voxeljet America’s service operation in Michigan offers a 4,000x2,000x1,000-mm build envelope for continuous 3D printing of sand molds and cores, a space that is comparable in size to a VW Golf.
Anyone working to establish a new molding operation today would have to start with a choice: focus on big issues, like mold size and productivity factors; or on small (but essential) details, like environmental impact. Working with sand to form molds (and cores) comes with numerous requirements, however. The operations have to be compliant with current and evolving regulatory standards, and they have to fulfill the prevailing commercial standards for process reliability and productivity, as ...
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