How Stratasys' Polyjet 3D Printing Technology Works

PolyJet Print Head DrawingPolyJet 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 cure them with UV light. The layers build up one at a time to create a 3D model or prototype. Fully cured models can be handled and used immediately, without additional post-curing. 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 and with water.

PolyJet 3D printing technology has many advantages for rapid prototyping, including superior quality and speed, high precision, and a very wide variety of materials. Based on PolyJet technology, Objet Connex 3D Printers from Stratasys are the only additive manufacturing systems that can combine different 3D printing materials within the same 3D printed model, in the same print job.

3D printed plane combines multiple materials in the same partThe Only Multi-Material 3D Printing Technology

Objet Connex 3D Printers feature unique technology that can jet multiple materials in a single print run. This means that you can selectively position multiple materials in one printed prototype and even combine two materials to create composite digital materials with distinct, predictable material properties.

With more than 100 materials and digital material combinations to choose from, including rigid to rubber-like, opaque to transparent and ABS-simulating performance, the sky is the limit. More than ever, your prototypes can match the look, feel and function of the most complex end products.

Model car 3D printed with multiple materialsPolyJet 3D Printing Benefits

PolyJet technology creates precision prototypes that set the standard for finished-product realism. Its very thin print layers make complex shapes, fine details and smooth finished surfaces possible. Objet Connex 3D Printers offer more material versatility than any other technology, including the ability to print multiple materials simultaneously.

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