PolyJet printing, or material jetting, is a 3D printing technology that produces parts with remarkable detail and an impeccably smooth surface finish.
How PolyJet works
A standout feature of PolyJet printing lies in its capability to simultaneously print with multiple materials, allowing it to create objects with various material properties or unique color combinations.
The PolyJet printing process begins by depositing ultra-thin layers of liquid photopolymer materials onto a build platform. Multiple print heads jet these materials, similar to how inkjet printers work.
As each layer is deposited, it is rapidly cured using UV light to solidify the material. This creates highly detailed and intricate parts.
PolyJet use cases
PolyJet printing is used across a wide range of industries. One prominent application is in the field of product design and development. This technology allows intricate details, smooth surfaces, and a variety of colors for comprehensive visual evaluation and functional testing.
PolyJet is especially useful for small-batch production and custom components with complex geometries. Furthermore, the ability to print with multiple materials in a single print run provides the flexibility to create parts with different material properties.
PolyJet by the numbers
Max Build Size: 250 x 250 x 150 mm
Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.8 mm(depending on material and geometry)
Dimensional Accuracy: +- 0.1 % (minimum 0.1 mm)
Lead Times: Starting at 10 days
Why choose MakerVerse for PolyJet parts?
"Working with MakerVerse and leveraging their extensive eco-system to support on demand parts requirements has allowed us to be more responsive and agile.”
Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Energy
Comestic prototypes Siemens Energy made with PolyJet. These prototypes demonstrate gas flows and temperatures.
Source industrial-grade PolyJet parts
MakerVerse gives you the flexibility to source parts however you need. Get instant quotes and quickly order parts with on-demand manufacturing. Our team of experts will work with you for large or complex orders to develop, align, and supervise a manufacturing quality plan from start to finish.
Available PolyJet finishes
This transparent layer adds a glossy finish, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the part while safeguarding it against scratches and environmental factors. Clear coating helps achieve a polish on decorative or display objects.
This process involves gradually smoothing the surface using abrasive materials or compounds, resulting in a glossy finish that highlights the fine details of the printed object.
By carefully sanding the surface using various grits of sandpaper, rough areas, layer lines, or support marks can be smoothed out, creating a more visually appealing and refined part. Sanding allows for easier painting and clear coating.
PolyJet parts can be printed in various colors, but painting opens up additional customization. After printing, parts can be primed and painted to meet specific color requirements.
Popular PolyJet materials
PolyJet offers a wide range of epoxyresins designed to be equivalents to the thermoplastic materials used in other manufacturing technologies. Some of the most popular options include:
ABS Plus is a versatile thermoplastic material known for its strength, durability, and impact resistance. Compared to standard ABS materials, ABS Plus offers enhanced dimensional stability and heat and chemical resistance.
ABS Plus finds use in prototyping, functional testing, and end-use part production.
Medical/biocompatible materials meet strict regulatory requirements for medical and healthcare applications. These materials are extensively tested for biocompatibility, ensuring safety and compatibility with the human body.
Medical/biocompatible materials are widely used for medical devices, surgical guides, and anatomical models.
Rigid materials offer excellent stiffness, strength, and dimensional stability. These materials replicate the properties of traditional engineering plastics, exhibiting good resistance to impact, heat, and chemicals.
Rigid materials are utilized across various industries for everything from engineering prototypes to end-use parts.
Rubber-like materials simulate the properties of elastomers and offer flexible and rubbery characteristics. They provide excellent elasticity, tear resistance, and various hardness options.
Rubber-like materials find application in industries such as footwear, automotive, electronics, and consumer goods.
Looking for any specific materials?
We are constantly expanding and you can request specific materials going beyond our current standardized offering. Simply select “Other Material” in the order process and provide us your desired specifications in the comment section. You can reach out to us with your specific material requests at any time under email@example.com
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