Material Jetting

(PolyJet, MJP, SolidScape)

3Diligent's Material Jetting 3D Printing Service offers extremely fast turnarounds and outstanding quality for parts requiring high accuracy.  Our combination of Stratasys PolyJet  and 3D Systems Multi Jet Printing systems provides you a one stop shop for an unparalleled range of materials.  We stiff ABS-like resins to flexible rubber-like resins, wax parts perfect for lost wax casting, and multicolor printing.  Submit an RFQ today or if you have project questions, shoot us an email and we'll be in touch to discuss your application.

Process Overview

Material Jetting is the process of a print head repeatedly jetting a thin layer of photosensitive resin and then curing it immediately with an ultraviolet light. The print head contains multiple jets which allows for variance in material properties like hardness and opacity and in some cases full color. This is the only process which can produce a gradient of soft to hard rubber-like material or a gradient of clear material. Though it can be more expensive, this process is great for many things including highly accurate, color mock ups, and mature prototypes.

Branded Processes (Also Known As)

  • PolyJet
  • Material Jetting Process (MJP)
  • Solidscape Process

Process At A Glance

Common Materials

ABS-like Resin, PPE-like Resin, Rubber-like Resin

Standard Tolerance

+/-.005" (.127mm)

Stock Surface Finish

~80 µin Ra

Lead Time

1-5 Business Days

Maximum Size

24x24x24

Minimum Layer Thickness

0.0006" (0.016mm)

Minimum Feature Size

0.001" (0.025mm)

Minimum Wall Thickness

0.03" (.750mm)

MJP Prints, MJP Parts
A part printed using the Material Jetting Process is highly detailed and capable of resolving very small features

Advantages

  • Multi-Material Parts - Multiple materials can be used in a single part allowing for different properties within the part
  • Material Selection - Choose from over 30 distinct different materials to meet your part's needs.  In some cases, you blend materials to mix properties and color.
  • Short Lead Times - Get your parts quickly and shorten the gap from concept to finished part.
  • Highly Accurate - MJP and PolyJet can print in layer thicknesses as low as 16 microns and typically resolve detailed features as small as 0.001" (0.025 mm)
  • Smooth Stock Finish - High detail accuracy allows for surface finish down to 80 µin Ra with little to no post processing

Limitations

  • Low durability - To successfully be jetted from an ink head, fairly low viscosity - and thus typically less durable - materials are also required.  Further, as a general rule, photopolymers weaken over time, especially when exposed to light.  
  • Downward facing surfaces - Support structures required, the removal of which can impact surface finish and post-processing speed

 

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Material Jetting Processes can sometimes utilize multiple materials, as is the case with this Objet Connex printed replica of a cancer-affected liver (metastacens in blue)

Example Machines

  • Objet500 Connex3
  • Stratasys Objet 350 Connex3
  • Stratasys Objet 500 Connex3
  • Objet Connex J750
  • Objet Eden 500v
  • 3D Systems Projet 3000 HD
  • 3D Systems Projet 3500
  • 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500
  • 3D Systems ProJet MJP 3600 Max
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Stratasys Objet Connex J750 Printer. Photo Credit: Stratasys

Example Materials

  • Bio-compatible PolyJet photopolymer (MED610)
  • Digital ABS
  • Durus White (RGD430)
  • RGD 720
  • RGD525
  • Rigur (RGD450)
  • SpotHT
  • TangoBlack FLX973
  • TangoBlackPlus FLX980
  • TangoPlus FLX930
  • VeroBlack
  • VeroBlackPlus RGD875
  • VeroBlue RGD840
  • VeroClear-RGD810
  • VeroGray RGD850
  • VeroWhite
  • Vero Green
  • Vero Ivory
  • RGD5160-DM
  • TangoBlack FLX973
  • TangoGray FLX950
  • VeroBlack
  • VeroWhite
  • VeroWhitePlus RGD835
  • Wax
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
VeroClear Material Jetting Example