PolyJet 3D printing is vital for modern-day designers, offering high accuracy and resolution, a wide range of materials, multi-colour and multi-material printing capabilities. This makes it ideal for design, prototyping and manufacturing a wide range of products, from automotive parts to medical devices and consumer goods.
What is PolyJet 3D printing?
PolyJet 3D printing forms your model layer by layer to create the finished product. The end result is a highly-realistic and durable model or complete part. It provides designers with a powerful tool to rapidly and accurately translate their ideas into tangible designs and prototypes, enabling thorough testing, validation, and refinement before moving forward into production.
From prototyping to production, PolyJet offers a wide range of capabilities, including the creation of complex geometries, intricate details and bespoke customisations. PolyJet 3D printing offers multi-material, full-colour, transparent, and flexible features within a single model, making them perfect for designers to explore their creativity.
The exceptional precision and versatility of PolyJet 3D printing can produce accurate replicas of the final product to establish any changes or iterations to be made before entering into production, essential for evaluating and testing designs.
Why PolyJet 3D printing is vital for designers
Creative freedom and customisation
PolyJet 3D printers enable designers to incorporate different materials and colours within the a single model. By utilising a wide range of photopolymer resins with varying properties (e.g., flexibility, transparency, strength) designers can simulate the intended properties of the final product.
Accurate prototyping and replicas
The high-level of precision and detail PolyJet 3D printing can achieve, allows designers to create intricate and detailed prototypes with complex geometries, textures, and features.
Traditional prototyping methods such as injection moulding or fabrication mockups can be costly and time-consuming. PolyJet 3D printing provides a cost-effective, clean solution for creating multiple prototypes and variations in-house without the need for outsourcing.
Speed and efficiency
The speed and efficiency of PolyJet 3D printing facilitates quick turnarounds from digital concepts to physical prototypes, enabling faster design iterations and accelerated product development cycles all from the push of a button.
Better visualisation for customers
Having a physical prototype of a design and product enhances communication and collaboration amongst team members and with clients throughout a design and development process as it is easier to evaluate a physical replica of a product.