How PolyJet 3D Printing Works
PolyJet 3D printing is similar to inkjet document printing, but instead of jetting drops of ink onto paper, PolyJet 3D Printers jet layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and instantly cure them with UV light. The fine layers build up to create a precise 3D model or prototype. Models are ready to handle and use right out of the 3D printer, with no post-curing needed. Along with the selected model materials, the 3D printer also jets a gel-like support material specially designed to uphold overhangs and complicated geometries. It is easily removed by hand or water.
PolyJet 3D printing technology offers many advantages for rapid prototyping, including astonishingly fine detail, smooth surfaces, speed and precision. The technology works with a vast array of materials, including rigid opaque in hundreds of vibrant colors, clear and tinted translucent shades, rubber-like flexible materials, and specialized photopolymers for 3D printing in the dental, medical and consumer products industries.
Color and Multi-Material 3D Printing
The most advanced PolyJet systems, Objet Connex 3D Printers, combine diverse 3D printing materials in one model by jetting multiple materials simultaneously. This means you can selectively position multiple materials in one printed prototype and even combine two or three materials to create composite digital materials with distinct, predictable properties. Examples include rigid and rubberlike with a range of Shore A values in between; or cyan, magenta and yellow with a range of blended hues.
With hundreds of digital material combinations and colors to choose from, PolyJet technology gives you better final-product realism than any other 3D printing method.
PolyJet 3D Printing Benefits
PolyJet technology creates precise prototypes that set the standard for finished-product realism. Its fine resolution makes complex shapes, intricate details and smooth surfaces possible. Objet Connex 3D Printers offer more material versatility than any other technology, including the ability to incorporate color and diverse materials into one model.
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