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voxeljet AG Expands its 3D Printing Materials Portfolio for Direct Parts from High Speed Sintering (HSS) with Polypropylene (PP) and Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)


News Highlights

  • Printing of PP and TPU in High Speed Sintering (HSS) proven possible
  • Evaluation of these materials by partner customers from the sports and
    automotive industry has already begun
  • Addresses a broader set of applications, including automotive interior
    and exterior components, sporting goods and consumer products
  • Development of VJET XHSS
    is on track; this new product is geared towards large-scale, fully
    automated mass production and is expected to be launched towards the
    end of 2019

voxeljet AG (NYSE:VJET) (the "Company", or "voxeljet"), a leading
provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts
services to industrial and commercial customers, today announced the
launch of a number of new speciality materials for its High Speed
Sintering line of 3D printers.

Dr. Ingo Ederer, Chief Executive Officer of voxeljet,
commented: "We are really excited about the speed we see in the
qualification of new materials for our High Speed Sintering process. In
less than nine months we were able to qualify various grades of
Polyamide powders and are successfully printing several types of
Thermoplastic Polyurethane. We are also working on some very customer
specific materials including Polypropylene – which is one of the most
widely used plastic materials in the world. Polypropylene features
extremely interesting properties and addresses a broader set of
applications. We are successfully printing PP on our smaller VX200 HSS
systems and do expect a smooth transition to our larger and automated
production system VJET XHSS,
which we anticipate making commercially available at the end of 2019."

R&D to Lead the Industry – Combining Advanced Materials and
Industrial 3D Printing Technologies

Polypropylene is one of those most versatile polymers available with
applications in virtually all of the plastics end-use markets. PP does
not present stress-cracking problems and offers excellent electrical and
chemical resistance at higher temperatures. Bumpers, cladding, and
exterior trim are also available manufactured from polypropylene.
Polypropylene developed for such applications provides low coefficient
of linear thermal expansion and specific gravity, high chemical
resistance and good weatherability, processability and impact/stiffness

Potential Applications of Polypropylene

  • Automotive applications
  • Electrical/Electronic applications
  • Industrial applications
  • Consumer products
  • Household goods

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is an elastomer that is fully
thermoplastic. Like all thermoplastic elastomers, TPU is elastic and
melt-processable and allows for the printing of ultra-flexible objects
with very high levels of precision and resolution. But more so than any
other thermoplastic elastomer, TPU can provide a considerable number of
physical property combinations, making it an extremely flexible material
adaptable to dozens of uses such as construction, automotive and
footwear. This versatility results from the unique structure of TPU and
leads to high resilience, good compression set, plus resistance to
impacts, abrasions, tears, weather, and even hydrocarbons.

Potential Applications of Thermoplastic

  • Sporting goods
  • Industrial parts
  • Hydraulic seals and gaskets

"We believe these technology and material combinations have the
potential to change our industries in the long-term. voxeljet has always
been committed to bring the best innovations to our customers at every
level and we are doing so in a powerful way," Dr. Ederer concluded.

About voxeljet

voxeljet is a leading provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers
and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers. The
Company's 3D printers employ a powder binding, additive manufacturing
technology to produce parts using various material sets, which consist
of particulate materials and proprietary chemical binding agents. The
Company provides its 3D printers and on-demand parts services to
industrial and commercial customers serving the automotive, aerospace,
film and entertainment, art and architecture, engineering and consumer
product end markets. For more information, visit

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