Brose, a global automotive supplier, in partnership with voxeljet develop the VX1000 HSS for use in the additive serial production of polymer components for the automotive industry. With HSS, voxeljet combines the advantages of two existing additive technologies: selective laser sintering and binder jet, offering both the properties of SLS parts and the productivity of the binder jet. The new VX1000 HSS 3D printer has a larger build volume and faster print speed than previous systems.
The HSS Beta Program tests the functionality and capabilities of the VX1000 HSS in industrial production environments. After a three-month joint development phase at voxeljetMunich headquarters, the system will be moved to the BroseAdditive manufacturing center in Coburg, integrated into the production environment and optimized for customer-specific applications.
Brose plans to implement the VX1000 HSS for mass production, as they focus on “end of life” components for 3D printing, aftermarket parts for discontinued car models.
The aim of the further development of the VX1000 HSS is to adapt, optimize and integrate the machine to the specific process and production conditions of Brose. The flexibility and adaptability of HSS technology to applications will be tested through direct developer support in hardware and software included in the program.
The first printed parts of the VX1000 HSS will be exhibited at formnext from November 16 to 19 in Frankfurt on the voxeljet stand.