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OUR TECHNOLOGY

POLYJET TECHNOLOGY is a powerful additive manufacturing method that produces smooth, accurate prototypes, parts and tooling. With 16-micron layer resolution and accuracy as high as 0.1 mm, it can produce thin walls and complex geometries using the widest range of materials.

 

Our Stratasys 3D polyjet printer jets and instantly UV-cures tiny droplets of liquid photopolymer. Fine layers accumulate on the build tray to create a precise 3D model or part. Where overhangs or complex shapes require support, the 3D printer jets a removable gel-like support material, which can be easily removed by hand or with water. Models and parts are ready to handle and use right out of the 3D printer, with no post-curing needed.

 

 

 

We offer the following 7 materials for printing. The Vero family of materials all feature dimensional stability and high-detail visualization, and are designed to simulate plastics that closely resemble the end product.

RIGID OPAQUE WHITE MATERIAL

VeroWhitePlus RGD835

RIGID OPAQUE GRAY MATERIAL

VeroGray RGD850

RIGID OPAQUE BLUE MATERIAL

VeroBlue RGD840

RIGID OPAQUE BLACK MATERIAL

VeroBlackPlus RGD875

TRANSPARENT MATERIAL (RGD810)

It is a rigid, nearly colorless material featuring proven dimensional stability for general purpose, fine-detail model building and visual simulation of transparent thermoplastics such as PMMA

HIGH TEMPERATURE (RGD525)

It is for advanced functional testing, hot air and water flow, and static applications

ENDUR (RGD450)

It is an advanced Simulated Polypropylene material that offers durability and a beautiful surface finish. Use it to quickly build tough prototypes for snap-fit components, living hinges and other demanding applications

For more information on materials and their properties, please refer to HERE

Polyjet material comparison chart, please refer to HERE

FUSED FILAMENT FABRICATION (FFF) is an additive manufacturing process used for building three-dimensional products, prototypes and models. It adds layer after layer of molten plastic to create the product’s structure.

 

The material is heated through the nozzle, which emits thermoplastic material by depositing it onto a moving table; this breaks its atomic structure into liquid state. Application of the material is guided accordingly from the CAD data through the movement of the table. The material solidifies immediately once it has been deposited onto the layer surface. The nozzle works layer by layer until the product is complete.

 

The materials used are usually thermoplastics materials such as ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) or PLA (Polylactic Acid), which is a biodegradable plastic, produced from organic alternatives. The benefits of FFF printing includes low material cost and wide range of colour offerings.