The leading provider of large-format 3D printers and on-demand services, voxeljet, has partnered with ART Mexico - an OEM specialist for automotive cast parts.
Mexico, the world’s seventh-largest car manufacturer, is an important and growing OEM market for cast parts in the automotive industry. In addition, global player voxeljet has also turned its focus on the Mexican machine building, transportation industry and energy industry. It is expected that these sectors will experience enormous growth in the Latin American market in the next few years.
Art Abastecedora Industrial S de RL de CV (ART) provides high-tech solutions for automation companies, and counts the ‘big three’ in the automotive industry (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) as well the VW Group & Nissan, among its suppliers.
“With its extensive experience in the automotive sector and its collaboration with global leaders, ART is the ideal business partner for the Latin American market. As an automation expert, the company contributes comprehensive competence for marketing our products in Mexico in the future,” said Christian Träger, sales director at voxeljet. “Our industrial 3D printing systems are front and centre in our collaboration with ART. By using 3D printers from voxeljet, large foundries can optimise their production processes for moulds and models.”
Foundries that produce for the automotive industry use these moulds and models in the rapid prototyping process for prototype building and rapid manufacturing, hence in small series production. The advantage of 3D printing technology is that production processes become faster, more cost-effective and more precise.
Through its co-operation with voxeljet, ART will add industrial 3D printing to its product range in the automotive segment.