Reasons to Upgrade your PolyJet 3D Printing Technology

By Bill Resch on

Do you currently have a Objet24, Objet30, Eden or Connex 3D printer? Over the last few years, Stratasys has introduced new advancements in PolyJet technology offering more color options, multi-material capabilities and high-speed printing. It may be a great time for you to upgrade your current technology. In this article we will discuss the top reasons to upgrade and what each new PolyJet 3D printer offers.

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Top Reasons to Upgrade your PolyJet Printer

Stratasys J35 Pro 3D Printer

Leverage its multi-material capabilities for functional design and concept modeling.

  • Create realistic simulations of textures & labels with unrivaled surface finish and feature detail with *New* VeroUltra White & Black
  • Print clear material to simulate glass and acrylic with *New* VeroUltraClear
  • Combine both Rigid & *New* Flexible Elastico to control shore values & produce overmolds
  • Enjoy Low-cost *New* VeroDraftGrey high feature detail concept models
  • Limit Material change over and leverage overnight single tray printing of up to 3 materials with the best footprint-to-tray ratio on the market.
  • Utilize GrabCAD Print the software developed by GrabCAD to plan and execute prints for Stratasys printers. With this tool, users can import CAD assemblies onto the build tray, plan printing jobs more efficiently, and remotely monitor a print.

Stratasys J55 Prime 3D Printer

J55 and Eden

Reap the benefits of multi-material capabilities for visual design, functional design and concept modeling; providing your engineers and designers the versatility to produce parts that match their exact needs.

  • Shorten design approval processes from weeks to hours with the use full color CMF models via .3MF file format workflow.
  • Create and print up to 500,000 unique Pantone® validated color combinations with 5 materials.
  • Create realistic simulations of textures & labels with unrivaled surface finish and feature detail with new VeroUltra White & Black.
  • Print clear material to simulate glass and acrylic with new VeroUltraClear.
  • Combine both rigid & new flexible Elastico to control shore values & produce overmolds.
  • Enjoy Low-cost new VeroDraftGrey high feature detail concept models.
  • Limit material change over and leverage overnight single tray printing of up to 5 materials with the best footprint-to-tray ratio on the market.
  • Utilize GrabCAD Print the software developed by GrabCAD to plan and execute prints for Stratasys printers. With this tool, users can import CAD assemblies onto the build tray, plan printing jobs more efficiently, and remotely monitor a print.

J8 Series 3D Printers

J-Series PolyJet 3D Printers

Where challenge meets versatility. From ideation to creation, the J8 series line of printers helps you deliver better results in less time. Get products to market faster, saving money and ensuring customer satisfaction. Increase expertise, make your business resilient, and serve as many needs as possible with one powerful technology.

  • 8 material channels: a full gamut of materials, from flexible to rigid, opaque to transparent, and everything in between – plus two support options.
  • High capacity, high-speed printing:  a variety of print modes, from super high-speed settings to high-quality printing.
  • Unrivaled accuracy: leveraging 192 nozzles per print head, for highly accurate exact-match parts and smooth surfaces
  • Utilize GrabCAD Print the software developed by GrabCAD to plan and execute prints for Stratasys printers. With this tool, users can import CAD assemblies onto the build tray, plan printing jobs more efficiently, and remotely monitor a print.

Design applications:

  • Consumer Products:  with thousands of unique shades, including PANTONE validated colors and a full range of opacities, the only limit is what you can imagine. Create beautiful, full-color prototypes that communicate design intent and place them in the hands of stakeholders to speed through approvals.
  • Packaging Development: flexible and transparent materials, plus full color and multi-material capabilities, allow for truly accurate packaging prototypes. Incorporate complexities like cavities and thin walls will streamline your workflow.
  • Consumer Electronics:  surface texture capabilities allow you to simulate almost any material, from woodgrain to leather to fabric – which means less reliance on outsourcing parts, less time post-processing, and more flexibility to perfect your product.
  • Medical Models: full color capabilities and excellent resolution make PolyJet Technology an ideal choice for medical models, both for surgical preparation and student training. Bring anatomies to life with a range of colors and shore values, and show details like vein and artery locations within organs.
Realistic prototypes created on PolyJet 3D printer
Realistic prototypes created on PolyJet 3D printer

Engineering applications:

  • Automotive Parts:  take advantage of a range of shore values, realistic textures and durable, ABS-simulating materials to create accurate prototypes for user testing and fit verification.
  • Consumer Electronics: for customized lighting components and clear tubing, the J850 Pro offers transparent materials that simulate the optical qualities of PMMA. Multi-material capabilities let you create over-molded parts in one print, making it fast and simple to get accurate product models.
  •  Commercial Products: move through concept verification quickly with ultra-fast prototyping and an easy 3D printing workflow. Create tear-resistant flexible parts at a range of shore values, for products that require soft-touch surfaces, sealing, bending or shock absorption.
  • Medical Devices: create multi-material medical prototypes that feature transparent components, fine details and accurate textures for ergonomic testing. High throughput and minimal post-processing means a faster product development process, helping you stay competitive.

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.

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