Blocher buys the first Viridis RAM Sand Printer

EnvisionTEC GmbH Announces the Sale of the First Viridis3D RAM System in Germany

GLADBECK, Germany, July 01, 2019 — EnvisionTEC GmbH today announced that it has sold its first Viridis3D RAM System into the European market. The machine has been purchased by Giesserei Blöcher GmbH, a casting company with three generations of experience in the industry.

The Viridis3D RAM system uses exclusive binder jetting technology to print sand molds, mold cores and investment casting patterns for foundry applications. The proprietary systems include easy-to-use Viriprint software that uses a CAD file to print a mold and core in just a few hours.

“Our investment in the EnvisionTEC Viridis3D RAM system will bring benefits, both for the foundry and our customers.” said owner, Jürgen Blöcher at Giesserei Blöcher GmbH. “The Viridis3D RAM will dramatically improve turnaround within the foundry, improving both speed and reduce costs going forward. These are benefits which we will ultimately be able to pass on to our customers. We are looking forward to the installation.”

The Viridis3D RAM marks a move into the European market with Giesserei Blöcher GmbH being the first foundry in Germany to implement the technology.

“Thank you to Jürgen Blöcher for both his and the teams trust in the product. We are looking forward to working closely with Giesserei Blöcher GmbH to maximize the benefits they receive from the use of the Viridis3D RAM system,” said Sobhi Aris, Managing Director of EnvisionTEC GmbH. “These are exciting times for EnvisionTEC and the advancement of the Viridis3D RAM system in Europe. The system is truly ground-breaking, bringing increased speed and reduced costs to foundries. We are confident this is just a first step in the adoption of the technology across Europe and APAC.”

For more information about the Viridis3D RAM system, click here

About EnvisionTEC

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 printer configurations based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. The company’s premium 3D printers serve a variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed.

About Giesserei Blöcher GmbH

The Blöcher Foundry was founded and has been run by the Blöcher family over three generations. Giesserei Blöcher GmbH currently operates from its state-of-the-art premises in Biedenkopf Germany and supply specialist, sophisticated aluminium casting services to companies world-wide. Together with casting, the foundry also provides services and facilities which include: CAD Design, Milling Services and Laser Sintering.

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Blocher buys the first Viridis RAM Sand Printer
Sobhi Aris - Managing Director of EnvisionTEC GmbH (Left), Howard Rhett - Business Development Operations Manager at Viridis3D LLC (Centre) and Jürgen Blöcher - Owner of Giesserei Blöcher GmbH (Right)

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Europe and Asia:

EnvisionTEC GmbH
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EnvisionTEC, Inc.
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Dearborn, MI 48120

Phone: +1 313 436 4300