April 4, 2014

German 3D printing company Voxeljet will locate its first U.S. facility in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder announced this week as he and his delegation completed their third day of his 2014 Europe mission.

Friedberg-based Voxeljet is a provider of high-speed, large-format 3-D printers. 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.

Voxeljet provides its 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers serving the automotive, aerospace, art and architecture, engineering markets.

"The decision to place voxeljet's first U.S. service center in Michigan is based on the proximity of the site to potential customers in the Midwest region that form a significant part of the U.S. automobile industry and its supply chain," said Dr. Ingo Ederer, voxeljet's CEO. "While voxeljet's customers span a range of industries, the auto industry is currently the heaviest user of our 3-D printing technology. We have extensive experience serving the 3-D printing needs of European automakers and we look forward to serving manufacturers in the U.S."

Snyder's administration says the company's Michigan service center is expected to begin operations in the Detroit suburb of Canton in the third quarter of this year and will create 15 to 20 direct high-tech local manufacturing jobs during the first three years of the project.

The service center will allow voxeljet to print on-demand parts, molds, cores and models for automotive and other industrial customers based on designs produced using 3-D computer-aided design, or CAD, software.

 

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