Essentially, the PolyJet Matrix technology from Objet allows simultaneous multi-material 3D printing. This pioneering technology allows the simultaneous printing/layering of different material types. Polyjet uses a wide spectrum of UV acrylic based polymers to form 16-30 micron (0.0016-0.0030 centimeters) high-resolution layers. This dual-jet process combines different materials in various proportions so you can select a custom flexibility and feel for your 3D prototype. This technology offers you the ability to print prototypes made of more than one material, with different mechanical properties, in one easy print.
How does it work exactly?
We use dual-jet technology to combine materials, which creates new composite materials tailored to your exact needs. Immediately after each layer is printed, it is cured by a UV light, which produces ready-to-use models that are very durable. Our technologies print a support material during the3D printing process which is easily rinsed off with water. Finally, because your prototype is built layer by layer, our technologies let you create moving parts that are ready to use right out of production!
How does this help you?
When you have a completely accurate prototype, you are better able to reverse engineer any issues before you produce your final product. The ability to create a 3D ready to use prototype with specific properties opens many doors to new applications.
What are “Digital Materials”?
Digital Materials are based on a combination of different materials, which are composed on-the-go in a print. Using PolyJet Matrix Technology, this abundant new set of materials provides more added strength, increased Shore A values and greater flexural values than ever before. The mechanical and physical properties of 3D prints have never been so customizable or feasible.
With the ability to hold construct and hold a working prototype, the opportunity for many new applications grows. You are much closer to your final product by practically testing your model and having it overmolded at an early stage in research and development.
What other materials do we offer?
Full Cure 720
Improved mechanical properties
Excellent detail visualization
Multiple elasticity options
Full Care 705
Universal Support for all model materials
Overmolding products and double injection process simulation – Completely remove design restrictions and manage part of the creation process with custom look, feel and functionality.
Living hinges, gaskets and hoses – Manufacture parts that are durable enough to handle repeated bending and flexing, with terrific elongation at break combined with great resistance to tear.
Biomedical and translucent parts – the combination of opaque FullCure Vero and FullCure720 materials allows you to create translucent medical models that can show nerved, bones, tumours and much more.
Coating Parts – Coat rigid materials with flexible ones to manufacture a final product with unique touch and feel properties, flexibility, durability and more.
Labelling, texture and imprints – Apply custom visual effects and transparency to separate different areas of interest while creating aesthetic appeal, without any post processing.
Shock absorption and impact resistance – for vibration reduction, improved performance and protective covering.
Durable end-use parts – Fulfill design requirements by manufacturing complex building structures in a single build process (print).
Plugs and seals – create an airtight seal or watertight barricade on your model in one print.
Colour Polyjet 3D Printing
In addition to PolyJet Matrix technology, and its multi-material build capabilities, comes the ability to incorporate colour into builds. Using the the CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black) colour palette on the Connex3, colour posibilities are abundant. Combining any two at a time, at different mix values, you can produce a wide spectrum of colours in a single build. For more information view the PDF.