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P3™ 3D Printing Service

Programmable Photopolymerization Technology

3D printed mechanical testing dog bones P3 technology

What Is P3™ 3D Printing?

P3™ stands for Programmable Photopolymerization which is a vat polymerization process utilizing the next evolution of digital light processing (DLP) technology by Origin®.


High throughput, combined with best-in-class repeatability produces functional end-use parts, helping you expand production without delays so you can launch faster and respond flexibly to shifts in demand.


Origin P3 removing 3D printed lattice structure

How does Origin P3 work?

As the next stage of digital light processing, P3™ powers the Origin One using a tightly synchronized print process which uses pneumatic controls to minimize pull forces during the print process.

This results in parts with exceptional surface quality, without sacrificing speed or isotropy. Leveraging an advanced 4K light engine, P3™ produces one of the highest 3D printed part quality and throughput the industry has seen.

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Origin P3 multiple high detail 3d printed textured cylinders

What are the advantages of using Origin P3™


With Origin P3™, Stratasys Direct is capable of producing end-use parts with features and surface quality comparable to CNC machining and injection molding, while taking advantage of additive manufacturing’s design capabilities and high performance materials.


This technology helps companies accelerate the introduction of additive into their production process.


  • ·       Provides excellent part detail
  • Produces layers as small as 0.0002” which results in a smooth, beautiful surface quality without secondary finishing, sanding, painting or additional processing.
  • Allows access to a wide range of commercial grade materials with high modulus, impact strength and high heat resistance and more.
  • Ideal for small to medium sized parts in mid to high quantities
Origin P3 3D printed push scooter

Why choose Stratasys Direct for P3 part production? 

Stratasys Direct has proven expertise in pushing the boundaries of what is possible to achieve in additive manufacturing production.

We have been at the forefront of photopolymerization technologies, becoming the leading experts in the field as we have been using and improving these technologies for over 3 decades.

As part of the Stratasys family we have unique access and insight into the Origin P3™ technology to tap into its true capabilities and push it to its limits, bringing in a new era of additive production end-use parts

We work with entrepreneurs needing simple one-off prototypes and Fortune 500 companies requiring full scale production quantities for industries like aerospace, automotive, medical; Often requiring site certifications, engineering & process review, full in-house inspection. Whatever level you need, we can execute.

Origin® P3™

3d printed flat gasket

Functional Prototypes

Iterate faster with 3D Printing. Ensure your prototype is functional and meets your needs with the right technology and material to validate its function.

3d-Printed electrical connector

Brackets, Fasteners & Clips

Origin's unique access to flexible but strong photopolymer materials and 3D printing capabilities make this an ideal technology for automotive and consumer applications such as these

3d printed door gasket

End Use Production Parts

Build strong, smooth low volume production parts with an array of engineering grade photopolymers.  Our team helps speed up your product development life cycle.

Programmable Photo-polymerization (P3™) Materials

3D Printed Bicycle Grip LOCTITE IND402

LOCTITE® 3D IND402 High Rebound by Henkel

LOCTITE® 3D IND402 High Rebound by Henkel elastomeric material has a high elongation and excellent tear strength with shore hardness of 75A. It’s able to maintain an excellent tensile strength. It is ideal for consumer products which require good rebound performance and true elastomeric behavior.

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3D Printed Snowboard binding LOCTITE 3843

LOCTITE® 3D 3172 High Impact by Henkel

LOCTITE® 3D 3172 High Impact by Henkel produces functional parts for production with a high stiffness. It’s durable and impact resistant properties make it ideal to perform in applications with high load conditions and stress.

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3D Printed Distek Motor adapter LOCTITE 3843

LOCTITE ® 3D 3843 High Toughness by Henkel

LOCTITE ® 3D 3843 High Toughness by Henkel provides parts with high impact resistance and a smooth surface. With properties similar to ABS, it is ideal for functional production parts such as medical device housing, enclosures and covers or anything requiring a Class A surface.  

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Origin P3 large 3D printed lattice structure

FAQ - Programmable Photopolymerization (P3™)


What is the difference between Origin P3™ and Stereolithography (SLA)?

Although both technologies rely on photoreactive chemistry to cure liquid resin into a final part, Origin P3™ has the advantage that it leverages a single 4K light engine to cure the resin rather than a single point laser like Stereolithography resulting in a faster print time.

What is the maximum part size available?

The recommended maximum part size is 7.5” x 4.25” x 12”. 


What is the minimum feature size available?

The minimum features size recommended by Stratasys Direct is 0.020" inches.

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