Aug.14, 2012

The ability of architects to present the quality of their work in the most realistic and detailed light as possible is becoming increasingly important. With voxeljet's new binder type Polypor C for voxeljet 3D printers, it is possible to print purely white models to meet the high requirements for architectural models with respect to the model's look and feel.

  • Particle material: PMMA
  • Binder-type: Polypor C
  • Tensile strength: 3.7 MPa
  • Yield point: 1%
  • Burn-out temperature: 600°
  • Especially suited for: Investment casting, architectural models
  • Advantages: white color; dyeing; burns out very well

(Images credit: voxeljet)

Ford Motor has recently commissioned a new voxeljet VX800 3D printing system that uses the new Polypor C material system at its AM Center in Dunton near London. The system was selected following an intensive testing and evaluation phase.


(from left to right are Mike Tyson, Mike Gadsden, Chris Holland and Trevor Bentley)

"A good decision", according to Trevor Bentley, Application Engineer at Ford Motor: "We are very excited about the technical properties of the new binder. Polypor Type C is by far the best material we have ever used with a voxeljet system. The parts we have printed are very impressive, and our foundry men are very happy with the burn-off properties of the new material. The cast parts are of the highest quality with a very professional appearance. All of us are really happy with the new material."

Trevor Bentley believes that Polypor C's long shelf life and uncomplicated storage offer additional advantages. The binder does not have to be stored in the fridge at low temperatures.

Polypor C is also free of aromatic compounds and environmentally compatible.


Source: voxeljet


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