PolyJet 3D Printing

PolyJet is an industrial 3D printing process that builds multi-material prototypes with flexible features and complex parts with intricate geometries in as fast as 1 day. A range of hardnesses (durometers) are available, which work well for components with elastomeric features like gaskets, seals, and housings.

How Does PolyJet 3D Printing Work?

The PolyJet process begins by spraying small droplets of liquid photopolymers in layers that are instantly UV cured. Voxels (three-dimensional pixels) are strategically placed during the build, which allow for the combination of both flexible and rigid photopolymers know as digital materials. Each voxel has a vertical thickness equal to the layer thickness of 30 microns. The fine layers of digital materials accumulate on the build platform to create accurate 3D-printed parts.

Each PolyJet part is completely coated in support material during the build, which ultimately is removed by hand using a pressurized water stream and a chemical solution bath. No post-curing is required after the manufacturing process.

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Common Applications
  • simulating elastomers and flexible parts
  • prototyping designs for overmolding and liquid silicone rubber molding
  • combining two-tone colors and multiple materials into a single part
  • manufacturing complex part geometries



PolyJet Design Guidelines and Capabilities




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PolyJet Material Options

PolyJet provides the ability to choose a desired hardness or combine material properties into a single build, which makes it ideal for prototyping overmolding parts. Shore A hardnesses of 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A, 70A, 85A, 95A, and rigid are available in these colors:

  • Digital Clear/Translucent
  • Digital Black
  • Digital White

Compare PolyJet Material Properties

Material Tensile Tear Strength Tensile Strength Elongation
30A 85 psi 399 psi 245%
40A 100 psi 508 psi 200%
50A 114 psi 508 psi 190%
60A 121 psi 580 psi 160%
70A 185 psi 725 psi 130%
85A 341 psi 1,088 psi 80%
95A 398 psi 1,740 psi 60%
Rigid n/a 8,702 psi 17.5%

 

Material Tensile Tear Strength Tensile Strength Elongation
30A 0.59 MPa 2.75 MPa 245%
40A 0.69 MPa 3.5 MPa 200%
50A 0.79 MPa 3.5 MPa 190%
60A 0.83 Mpa 4.0 Mpa 160%
70A 1.28 Mpa 5.0 Mpa 130%
85A 2.35 Mpa 7.5 Mpa 80%
95A 2.74 Mpa 12.0 Mpa 60%
Rigid n/a 60.0 Mpa 17.5%

 


Our PolyJet 3D Printers

We use multiple additive machines that offer large build sizes, accurate parts, and quick production times. Our PolyJet equipment consists of:

  • Objet260 Connex3
  • Objet350 Connex3

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