Voodoo Manufacturingruns a robotic 3D printing factory in Brooklyn that produces high volumes of low-cost plastic parts - the types of parts that have historically been made overseas with injection molding.
How can a New York City startup compete with overseas manufacturers you ask?
Nope, there’s no black magic involved, despite what you may infer from the company’s name. The magic in Voodoo’s success lies in its 24/7 lights-out production powered in part by MakerGear 3D printers.
Unlike 3D printing factories before them, Voodoo pairs desktop 3D printing technology with automation software and robotics. Over 200 FFF 3D printers are connected to the “brain” - a central manufacturing software platform capable of automatically assigning and monitoring print jobs at any given moment.
Voodoo produces cost-competitive parts for runs of up to 10,000 units. Since its formation in 2015, the company has worked with thousands of customers including Microsoft, Boeing, Aldi, NBC Universal and Autodesk.
Voodoo’s production quality is determined by the machines powering its factory. So it’s no surprise Voodoo has extensive knowledge of the 3D printers available today. The company has an uncompromising need for machines that offer reliability and consistency.
After a rigorous testing process comparing high-performance 3D printers, Voodoo concluded the MakerGear M3-ID offered best-in-class value and performance, delivering consistency from print to print, low failure rates and little required maintenance. The independent heads on the M3-ID help maximize Voodoo’s production capacity, and allow for high-accuracy parts with reduced print times.
The M3’s robust filament drive system offers Voodoo a range of material options to satisfy customer requirements. Softer materials can be printed with ease, and specialty materials such as Alloy 910, PET-G and NinjaTek Armadillo print beautifully.
In short, the M3 delivers quality parts in production environments that delight Voodoo’s customers.