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Programmable PhotoPolymerization P3™

P3 Technology

Get ready for a new era of 3D printing.

Programmable PhotoPolymerization P3™ technology, an evolution of digital light processing (DLP) is ushering in a new era in 3D printing: the mass production of functional end-use parts.

P3 software precisely orchestrates light, temperature, pull forces and pneumatics to optimise prints for the best possible results. With P3, manufacturers can achieve injection moulding part quality and surface finish with incredible accuracy, in a diverse and continuously growing range of high-performance materials.



What makes P3 unique?

P3 is a combination of several tightly controlled, programmable steps in the printing process. P3 extends DLP printing’s capabilities and supports the next generation of production applications made with photopolymers. This powerful combination of production-grade technology and performance materials unlocks functional end-use applications in 3D printing with competitive throughput and part cost.

How it works:

Four critical parts of the P3 process enable the unique combination of high throughput, production-grade part quality and materials.

  • Light: Programmable light sets off an exothermic reaction that forms layers with outstanding resolution, accuracy and dosage control.
  • Environmental stability: Temperature-controlled printing mitigates warping and shrinkage, while unlocking materials with advanced properties, like flame retardancy.
  • Pneumatic separation: A perfectly timed separation procedure reduces pull forces, leading to a moulded-like surface finish, high-throughput and ultra-fine features, such as textures or large surface areas like moulds.
  • Motion: Precise control over printer movements ensures a repeatable, fast and accurate workflow in a wide range of geometries and high-performance materials.
  • Green Strength: The P3 process produces a high polymerization conversion, unlocking faster print times, extreme geometries, and build nesting.

P3 Printers and Solutions

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Origin One

A transformative 3D printer enabling mass production of end-use parts in a diverse range of high-performance materials.

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Origin One Dental

Scale your business and maximise production across a number of applications with materials from Industry leading partners.

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P3 Solutions

Stratasys P3 3D printers are a game changer for professionals in both industrial and office settings. Our range of custom accessories for Origin One makes 3D printing safer and easier than ever before.

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Key benefits



The orchestrated print process, coupled with advanced light control, maximises green strength and production speed.


Part quality

Print large and tiny features with exceptionally smooth surfaces everytime.

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High-performance materials

P3 is built from the ground up, to enable the next generation of photopolymers to withstand the harshest conditions.

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Accurate, repeatable, isotropic.

Any 3D printing process deployed for production must be accurate and repeatable when it comes to geometric dimensions and material properties of manufactured parts. This study evaluates P3’s variability, examining part accuracy, system repeatability, and mechanical properties across multiple Origin One manufacturing systems and across consecutive production builds.

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OpenAM™ software for P3: Greater control

OpenAM software provides developers, researchers and early adopters with advanced tools to develop and experiment with new materials and custom workflows. Override light, temperature, force, velocity and pressure on a layer-by-layer basis for ultimate control over the print process. Accelerate iterations of material formulations and get products to market in weeks, not years.





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Programmable PhotoPolymerization: Unlocking new materials, features and applications

Learn about P3 in 10 minutes. An Origin One application engineering manager explains how P3 unlocks new production materials and applications.

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Are you ready to discover P3? Get in touch to see if P3 fits your needs.