VoxelJet produces a 3D printer with the largest size we’ve yet seen - but also a series of smaller devices, too.
The equipment is specifically designed to produce molds for foundries in both sand (silica sand) and plastic (PMMA) for casting.
Currently six models are available from the Freiburg, Germany-based company. All have similar characteristics with varying build volumes and minimum layer sizes. And prices, too.
Build Volume (mm)
300 x 200 x 150
500 x 400 x 300
1060 x 600 x 500
2000 x 1000 x 1000
4000 x 2000 x 1000
Layer Size (mm)
List Price (USD$)
Did we say six models? Yes, there’s one more, but it didn’t quite fit in the chart. The VXC800 prints 300 micron layers into a 850 x 500mm build volume - with a continuous height. Yes, it can theoretically print objects as long as you want - so long as their other axes fit within 850 x 500mm. Watch the video below to see how it works, and then consider buying a VXC800 for USD$800,000. Depending on your requirements, a continuously operating 3D printer could enable a significant workflow speedup.
We also understand VoxelJet is working on a ceramics-capable machine for release sometime in 2Q2015, followed by larger machines later on.
VoxelJet’s equipment is not for everyone; it’s specifically designed for foundries. But if you happen to be a foundry, their gear could be your competitive advantage.