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voxeljet Sales Director Christian Träger assumes global responsibility

Christian Träger (born in 1985), industrial engineer, started to turn his focus on additive manufacturing as early as his post-secondary studies. He started his career at voxeljet as a graduating student in 2010 and worked as a project manager in the Customer Service division after completing his final thesis. Based on his extensive experience in international customer projects, he joined the printing systems sales team in 2012, concentrating on Asian markets. Since August 2016, he has been in charge of global system sales in his capacity as global Sales Director and also acts as the substitute of the Director Sales & Marketing.


Capacity expansion – Laying of the cornerstone for the new production building at voxeljet’s head office in Friedberg (Bavaria)

In line with the company's growth, additional space for the production of 3D printing systems and administration is created at voxeljet’s head office in Friedberg (Bavaria). A total of ca. 8.000 m² will now be available for the production of the printing systems, 3D printing services and administration.


voxeljet starts Latin American cooperation with OEM specialist for automotive cast parts

After the joint venture in China and the establishment of subsidiaries in India, voxeljet has now set its sights on the Mexican market. To this end, the leading provider of large-format 3D printers and on-demand services has entered into a cooperation with ART in Mexico. The partner company provides high-tech solutions for automation companies and counts the “Big Three” in the automotive industry (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) as well as the VW Group and Nissan among its customers.


Film props for Star Wars – The Force Awakens created on voxeljet 3D printing systems

Propshop, the producer of Hollywood film props, produces a limited series of deceptively realistic merchandising items for the new Star Wars movie using voxeljet 3D printing systems.


World’s largest 3D printing system goes into operation in the US

voxeljet increases its presence in the US growth market with the start-up of the largest 3D printing system in Michigan. With the VX4000 3D printer, one of the leading providers of large-format 3D printers and on-demand component services underlines its important position in the US market.



Topology-optimized casting receives the "Component of the Year" award

A joint project between the Precision Casting Centre foundry and voxeljet UK has received the coveted "Component of the Year" award from the British Cast Metals Federation (CFM). This joint project involved an aluminum Wheel Upright that is five times more rigid than before, while maintaining the same weight.


voxeljet is expanding to China 

voxeljet announces a joint venture with the Suzhou Meimai Fast Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd., a leading provider for sand printing and rapid casting in China. A long term relationship as sales partner and experience with voxeljet printers were the precondition for this cooperation. The joint venture shall be called voxeljet China Ltd. and will be controlled by the headquarter in Germany. As part of voxeljet´s growth strategy the new subsidiary was founded to be a direct operating presence in the Chinese 3D printing market.


voxeljet is expanding to India

voxeljet India Pvt. Ltd. was successfully incorporated in December 2015. The subsidiary will be headquartered in Pune, a big automotive and manufacturing hub in central India. The foundry industry in India has been very traditional in its approach and operations until now. But with the world wide proliferation of 3D printing technologies, the foundries in India are also beginning to take interest in 3D printing. voxeljet, as leading provider of industrial 3D solutions, wants to strengthen its market position in India in an early stage.


voxeljet honored with “Newcomer of the Year Award” in New York

voxeljet is delighted to be the winner of this year's “Newcomer of the Year Award”. The jury of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York considered that voxeljet´s innovative technology and approach to both the German and US markets allowed our company “to stand out, even among the most talented German companies currently developing their US operations.”


voxeljet delivers 100th 3D printer

3D print pioneer voxeljet from Friedberg (Bavaria) is celebrating a special kind of anniversary. The high-tech company, which has established a name for itself as a manufacturer of industrial 3D printing systems and as a service provider for the on-demand production of sand molds and plastic models, is pleased to announce that it is delivering its 100th 3D printer in November 2015.


voxeljet with the innovation award „Friedberger Flügel“ honored

Since 2004, the town of Friedberg (near Augsburg) awards the “Friedberger Flügel“ (Wing of Friedberg). With this innovation award citizens are honored, who have contributed to new beginnings in the region. This year, the jury chose voxeljet. Our management board Dr. Ingo Ederer and Rudolf Franz were awarded for their tireless efforts. With them the region has “two visionaries who created innovation with perseverance and tenancy, thereby also transported the prominence of Friedberg across all borders.”


voxeljet honored with „Best Paper Award“ on GIFA

Tom Mueller, Director Casting Applications North America, was awarded with the “Best Paper Award” for his fundamental findings in sand casting on the foundry trade fair GIFA. Mueller analyzed 3D printed sand cores with complex and demanding geometries and their behavior during the casting process. The research findings prove that even long, thin cores can be realized with 3D printing.


voxeljet receives Bavarian Founder's Prize

voxeljet receives the Bavarian Founder's Prize 2015 (Bayerischer Gründerpreis) in the Up-and-Coming category for its outstanding performance. The expansive and successfully implemented corporate strategy is one of the reasons why voxeljet receives the award in the Up-and-Coming category.



Phenolic resin binder opens up new possibilities

voxeljet developed the new Phenolic-Direct-Binding method. This method does not only offer key advantages for sand printing but also allows for the production of ceramic molds.


voxeljet to open branch office and service center in the United States

A long-standing vision came true when voxeljet opened its own office and service center in Canton (Michigan).


voxeljet AG Successfully Completed Follow-on Offering at the NYSE

On April 16, 2014 voxeljet AG announced the closing of its public offering of 3,000,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) at a public offering price of $15.00 per ADS. The net proceeds of the offering to the Company were approximately $41.4 million after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses.



voxeljet AG Successfully Completed Initial Public Offering at the NYSE

On October 23, 2013 voxeljet AG completed its initial public offering of 7,475,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at a public offering price of $13.00 per ADS. The net proceeds of the offering to the Company were approximately $64.5 million after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses.


voxeljet AG

voxeljet technology GmbH becomes voxeljet AG in August 



First continuous 3D-printer The VXC800

The first commercially available continuous 3D printer VXC800 is launched. This innovation establishes a completely new generation of machines that allows the building and unpacking process steps to run simultaneously without having to interrupt system operations.


VX200: The small-format 3D printer

The VX200 is the smallest 3D printer in the voxeljet portfolio. The machine is very compact, easy to operate and presents a competitively-priced entry point into the world of 3D print technology. The VX200 features all of the advantages of the large machines on a smaller platform.


First VX1000 is sold to UK

The first VX1000 is sold to the British company Propshop Modelmakers Ltd. This is already the fifth voxeljet system, which is installed in the UK. voxeljet opens up the film industry as a market for large size printing of models.



New dimensions in 3D printing

voxeljet unveils its VX4000 3D printing system adding a new size capability in additive manufacturing. It is now possible to build objects with dimensions of 4 x 2 x 1 meters.


Continuous 3D printing presented at GIFA

Continuous 3D printing technology represents a new dimension in the manufacturing of molds and models without tools. At the GIFA trade fair, voxeljet unveils the concept for the first continuous 3D printer. The process steps of building and unpacking run in parallel, without having to interrupt system operation.


voxeljet presents new 3D printer VX1000

voxeljet celebrates the world premiere of the VX1000 3D printer at the EuroMold in Frankfurt. The new machine combines high performance with a very large build space, enabling it to meet even the most demanding industrial requirements.


 New binder for pure white models

The voxeljet service center offers an optional new material system. The new material is called Polypor Type C and differs from Polypor Type B in that the finished plastic models feature are very white and are thus able to meet demanding requirements with respect to the model's look and feel.



Relocation of the company

In spring, voxeljet relocates its premises to the Business Park in Friedberg, which also offers a new production area and a spacious administration building.


Top100 innovators

Innovation pays off: voxeljet technology is ranked among the 100 top innovators in Germany and receives the "Top 100" hallmark of excellence. This success is based on the actively driven innovation process at voxeljet.



10th anniversary

voxeljet celebrates its 10th anniversary. The company managed to become a successful and internationally operating supplier of systems and services for various industries in only 10 years. During that time, the company experienced continuous and strong growth. Assisted by a highly motivated team, founder and CEO of voxeljet Ingo Ederer looks into the future optimism: "We want to continue our positive growth by achieving maximum customer satisfaction and convince potential clients of our performance."



Bavarian Innovation Prize

voxeljet receives one of the Bavarian Innovation Prizes for its 3D-printing systems.



First VX500 sold to university

The first VX500 is sold to Rostock University.



First VX800 sold and ISO-certification received

The first VX800 system is sold.

ISO 9001:2008 certification.



First institutional Investment round

Bayern Kapital, Franz Industriebeteiligungen AG and Startkapital Fonds Augsburg invest in a first institutional investment round to support the growth of the company.


Official launch of service business

The Parts service business is launched, headed by Alexander Kudernatsch.



First particle material printers sold

First orders for the delivery of sand-based printers to BMW AG and Daimler AG.



First success

The company participates in a Bavarian state project and takes 4th place in the German Business plan contest STARTUP in the same year. The young company beats 1261 contestants from all over the country and receives a cash prize and free support of McKinsey experts for a year.



voxeljet was founded on May 5, 1999

Our company was established with the goal of developing new generative processes for the production of casting and plastics components using 3D printing. In the beginning, operations are launched with four employees at the Technical University of Munich. Shortly afterwards the headquarters in Augsburg are established.


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The beginnings

voxeljet's roots reach back to the year 1995 with the first successful dosing of UV-resins. In the context of a "hidden" project, initial 3D-printing tests are performed at the Technical University of Munich. In 1996, the project participates in the 1st Munich Business plan contest and in 1998 the first patent is granted. The first sand molds are printed at the University in 1998.