PolyJet is a powerful 3D printing technology that produces smooth, accurate parts, prototypes and tooling. With microscopic layer resolution and accuracy down to 0.014 mm, it can produce thin walls and complex geometries using the widest range of materials available with any technology.
PolyJet 3D Printing Service
PolyJet is an additive jetting process utilizing liquid photopolymers deposited layer by layer and cured with a UV light source. Parts made with PolyJet are highly accurate with a great surface finish. PolyJet parts are used for form and fit checking, show models and precise master patterns for direct casting, and can be sanded and painted for cosmetic applications.
Polyjet Technology is an industrial 3D printing technology that combines the strengths of plastic and powder-based technologies, which can build multi-material prototypes with flexible features and complex parts with intricate geometries in as fast as 1 day.
PolyJet 3D Printing Technology
PolyJet technology is renowned for its outstanding realism and breathtaking aesthetics. The technology works similarly to traditional inkjet printing. Instead of jetting ink onto paper, a print head jets liquid photopolymers onto a build tray where each droplet cures in a ﬂash of UV light.
Every PolyJet 3D Printer offers sharp precision, smooth surfaces and ultra-ﬁne details. And, by combining a variety of photopolymers in speciﬁc concentrations and microstructures, the most sophisticated PolyJet systems can simulate everything from plastics and rubber to human tissue — and produce a full gamut of colors. You can now create prototypes, models, textures, and incredibly detailed patterns, and with 1000s of material options to choose from, you can incorporate various material properties and aesthetics.
Our PolyJet™ 3D Printing Services
- Rapid Prototyping: We can quickly make your functional prototype or concept model and deliver it to you in as little as 2 days!
- Additive Manufacturing Production: We make end-use parts, too, across a wide range of applications for industries like Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Energy, and Consumer Products.
- Manufacturing Tooling: 3D printing with PolyJet allows you to incorporate multiple materials into a single print, resulting in quick production of realistic parts and design iterations early in the product development life cycle.
What is PolyJet 3D Printing?
Polyjet 3D Printing Basics
PolyJet 3D is a 3D printing technology known for its customizable material properties and excellent surface finish. It works by jetting UV curable resin onto a build tray in a process similar to inkjet printing. PolyJet 3D printing offers one of the most advanced industrial 3D printing solutions, producing parts with incredible precision and speed. It also supports a wide variety of build materials.
How Polyjet Works
PolyJet 3D printed parts are built using photopolymer liquid resin. The printer places layers of photocurable resins onto a build tray in extremely fine layers. As the layers are placed, they are simultaneously cured via exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, solidifying them into solid material matching the programmed CAD file. This process repeats itself until the entire part has been constructed. In the case of complex geometries, support structures are added to the part to ensure a successful build and manually removed during the finishing process.
Benefits of Polyjet 3D Printing
PolyJet is known for its customizable material properties and excellent surface finish, creating detailed and smooth prototypes. PolyJet allows manufacturers to customize material properties and supports various photopolymer options that can simulate various end-use materials. Combined with PolyJet’s high accuracy to CAD files and its overmold capabilities, this manufacturing process is a favourite for rapid prototyping.
Advantages of Polyjet
Eliminates the multi-stage processes of traditional manufacturing, such as tooling, milling, and creating molds.
Creates complex shapes with a high degree of precision that would otherwise be impossible to build via traditional manufacturing processes.
PolyJet 3D can build vastly different part geometries, unlike traditional processes that would necessitate a complete retooling of an assembly line to produce a different part.
Offers a vast material selection with a range of properties and the ability to print multiple materials and simulate overmolds.
Because PolyJet 3D can create complex and multi-material parts in a single operation, significantly less build time is needed vs traditional manufacturing. We can have parts to you in as fast as 1 day.
Learn more about elimold's PolyJet design guidelines and features
Our Essential Guide to PolyJet includes important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance appearance, and reduce overall production time.