3d gedruckte Betonschalung von voxeljet

3D Printing in
the lightweight construction architecture

Resource efficiency, sustainability and digitalisation are introducing a new way of thinking in the construction industry. voxeljet Additive Manufacturing offers efficient data-driven production techniques that fit seamlessly into the continuous digital data chain of the Building Information Model (BIM). This applies to all phases of the product life cycle. From fast 3D printing of architectural models and functional models to the production of large-format complex concrete formwork.

For example: voxeljet 3D technology can be used to produce 3D-printed formwork skins up to 21 mm thick and combine with conventional formwork systems. This hybrid production process offers unique design flexibility with maximum cost-effectiveness and precision. Curvatures, detailed, structured facades or undercuts can be realized very easily.

3D printing for the entire BIM process chain. PMMA architectural models and hybrid additive manufacturing processes open up new design possibilities - resource-efficient and economical.

Advantage of cost efficient

Optimize costs

Complex geometries, structures and surfaces and exactly fitting components. The conventional processes reach their economic limits due to cost-intensive mold construction, additive production processes offer essential economic advantages. Complementary to existing production lines, or as the backbone of a new agile production that can react ad hoc and without additional costs to rapidly changing component requirements. Extremely accurate formwork for up to ten times faster assembly on the construction. Extremely economically produced, especially for complex geometries, undercuts or draft angles.

Advantage of geometric and design freedom

Make the impossible possible

voxeljet has highly specialized 3D printing systems for the production of complex formwork using the binder jetting process. Highest detail resolution and speed combined with new scope for design flexibility are the focus of our technologies. Three-dimensionally curved and complex elements can be printed quickly and cost-effectively as thin-walled formwork skin. Simultaneously, tried and tested construction processes are retained and the construction materials remain unchanged. Even 21 mm thin voxeljet formwork elements can withstand a formwork pressure of < 100 kN/m² and can be easily combined with conventional formwork.

Advantage of time saving

Accelerate Time to Market

The need for tool and mold additive production processes shorten the manufacturing times of components by up to 75%. In product development and in model and prototype construction. In the production of small and medium-sized series or in the manufacture of multi-variant formwork parts. Time-consuming assembly steps for complex components can also be eliminated. The 3D printing process enables them to be manufactured in a single, compact production step. Complex formwork shapes can be produced in just a few days, compared to conventional manufacturing processes. This means a time saving of several weeks.

With the DFAB-House, the ceiling is only as strong at each point as is statically necessary. Thus, more than 60% of concrete could be saved compared to conventional constructions. The digital building using the powder binder jet method was a fascinating solution for these highly complex and three-dimensionally curved concrete elements in the DFAB-House.

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dillenburger,Digital Building TechnologiesETH Zürich

EMPA, Zurich prints complex formwork.

Use Case

voxeljet Additive Manufacturing Experts for architecture and construction are at your side

From consulting and planning of your production processes to the definition of the perfect material combination for your components and processes.

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3D systems for architecture and construction. From the model to the formwork.

voxeljet supports you during the entire process chain. Starting with the selection of the optimum machine and technology for your components and the corresponding surface treatment. The ability to choose from a wide range of design options based on Binder Jetting. During the test phase you can also obtain architecture design models and formwork from one of our worldwide 3D service centers. Optimize components or accelerate developments without having to invest in hardware yourself.

VX1000 industrial 3D printer from voxeljet

VX1000

The VX1000 is the all-rounder for 3D production. The build volume of 1000 x 600 x 500 mm can process plastics, sand and ceramics. From medium-sized molds and cores for metal casting, to investment casting patterns and ceramic components.

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VX2000 industrial 3D printer from voxeljet

VX2000

The VX2000 is an extremely powerful, robust 3D printing system for industrial applications. The 2,000-liter job box one of the world's most productive 3D printing systems. This System is compatible with many sands and all furan and phenolic resin binders from voxeljet.

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VX4000 Industrial 3D Printing System

VX4000

The VX4000 is the world's largest 3D printing system for sand molds with a build volumen of 4 x 2 x 1 meters. The system ensures consistent build times, impressive precision and part quality in virtually any format with its patented layering.

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Digital Building. Technology. Process. Materials.

voxeljet is one of the founding pioneers in establishing 3D production processes in professional or industrial environments. voxeljet 3D printing systems are equipped with the latest technology for 24/7 operation. voxeljet’s Binder Jetting machines (specially developed for industrial use) are the best on the market worldwide for the production of high-resolution architectural models and concrete formwork. Especially when volume, efficiency and speed in production are important. From the factory, our 3D printing systems support a wide variety of material/binder combinations. For optimal use of our machines in production, we also adapt material and binders in our Material Certification Lab to meet your exact requirements. Here is a selection of materials certified ex works for additive production for formwork and concrete casting.

Processes
voxeljets 3D printing process is furan resin based and ideal for the high quality requirements of the construction industry.

Sand types
We offer classic quartz/silica sands with different grain sizes.

Post-processing
The finishing is done by epoxy resin infiltration or sealing.

Processes
voxeljet’s 3D printing processes Polymer High Speed Sintering (HSS) and PolyPor B or PolyPor C are optimal for the additive manufacturing of plastic components.

Materials
With our plastics processes, standard polymethyl methacryate and polyamide 12 can be printed.

Post-processing
The part finishing is done by epoxy resin infiltration.

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From the model to the formwork element. Whether ornament, free geometries or reproduction of historical friezes and figures in the preservation of monuments. Voxeljet 3D printing in powder binder jetting saves time, material and costs. For example, it is possible to print 21-millimeter-thin formwork skins for concrete casting directly from CAD models. The result is a precision that produces 100 percent accurate components that fit perfectly right from the start.

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Do you have specific questions about the innovative uses of 3D printing in your production? Do you want to maintain machines autonomously or qualify new materials? Your questions on how to optimize production with additive manufacturing technologies are top of the list for voxeljet.

Spare parts production on-demand from voxeljet

Additive Production Backup

As a security pack for smooth production, voxeljet offers our production centers as backup capacity at special conditions for commissioning, unplanned downtimes and peak loads.

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Distribution worldwide

voxeljet is at your side with sales and services worldwide. We are present with our partners in 26 countries in America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. voxeljet also have production centers on three continents.

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Training for 3D printing from voxeljet

voxeljet Academy

Learn all about the possibilities of how additive manufacturing makes your production even more efficient. Or learn firsthand from 3D printing experts about on digitally driven production will change your industry and how to get the most out of 3D printing systems.

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Our portfolio of industrial 3D printers ranges from compact systems for research to additive mass production.

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