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Additive Manufacturing | Material Jetting
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What is Material Jetting?

Material jetting (MJ), or polyjet or binder jetting, is known for producing models with an excellent surface finish. It can use rigid and rubber-like materials, which can be combined to create objects with varying levels of flexibility and hardness.

One of the main advantages of material jetting 3D printing is the ability to incorporate multiple materials and colors into a single print. It is ideal for designers who need highly detailed and realistic models.

In addition, MJ is particularly well-suited for producing complex, flexible models, making it a popular choice in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and medical device manufacturing.

Material jetting 3D printing is a versatile and powerful technology that offers many benefits, including excellent surface finish, multi-material and multi-color capabilities, and the ability to produce complex, flexible models.

How does Material Jetting work?

Material jetting is a 3D printing technique that utilizes minute droplets of photopolymers or other liquid materials to construct a 3D object layer by layer on a build platform. This process resembles an inkjet printer, which deposits ink droplets onto paper to generate images and text.

 

Throughout the material jetting process, the printer expels these liquid materials through a small nozzle onto the build platform. Subsequently, they are cured using UV light, heat, or chemical processes, causing them to solidify into the desired 3D shape. This procedure is repeated until the object is complete.

 

Material jetting is an optimal 3D printing method for creating high-resolution objects with intricate details and complex geometries. It is particularly favored in industries such as medicine, dentistry, and jewelry, where precision is paramount.

Material Jetting Illustration

Advantages to Material Jetting

Material jetting technology has revolutionized the way products are designed and manufactured. The following are a few of the advantages of material jetting:

Disadvantages to Material Jetting

While there are a lot of advantages to material jetting, there are also some disadvantages to consider:

Material Jetting at Prototek

OEM:

Stratasys

Max Build Area:

19.3 x 15.4 x 7.9 in

Lead Time:

1 – 2 Days

Material:

Agilus30, Digital ABS Plus, Tango Black, Vero Clear, VeroBlackPlus, VeroWhitePlus, VeroCyan, VeroMagenta, VeroYellow, and VeroGrey.

Other materials may be available upon request.

Tolerances:

± 0.004 for the first inch and ± 0.0015 for each additional inch.

Layer Thickness:

Layer thickness:

  • 0.0006 in for high-quality builds
  • 0.0012 in for high-speed builds

Prototek's Materials

Material

Description

Characteristics

More Information

It is a flexible, high-performance material jetting polymer used in 3D printing applications. This rubber-like material is ideal for parts requiring durability, elasticity, and strength, such as tires, automobile parts, and medical device prototypes.

  • Clear/Translucent, White, & Black
  • Flexible
  • Wear and Tear Resistant

Digital ABS Plus

RGD515 & RGD531

This high-performance 3D printing material was developed by Stratasys, combining two popular materials, RGD515 and RGD531. RGD515 is known for its remarkable clarity, while RGD531 is known for its toughness, strength, and durability. 

  • Off-White (Ivory)
  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant
  • Rigid
  • Shock Absorption
  • Temperature Resistant

Tango Black 

FLX973

It is a rubber-like material jetting material that can be used for various applications, particularly those that require flexibility and durability. It has a black color and a matte finish, making it suitable for creating black parts or components that don’t need a glossy appearance. 

  • Black
  • Elastomeric
  • Flexible

It is a rigid material with a high level of transparency, making it a popular choice for applications where visual clarity is essential. It can create parts and models for various applications, from product design and prototyping to architectural and engineering designs. 

  • Clear/Translucent
  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant
  • Rigid

VeroBlackPlus

RGD 875

It is a high-quality, durable 3D printing material that produces accurate and highly detailed black parts. This material is popular for creating functional prototypes, product models, and end-use parts in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, and consumer goods.

  • Black
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid

VeroWhitePlus

RGD 835

It is a popular choice for producing fine details and intricate designs, making it ideal for consumer goods, medical devices, and other high-value applications. The material is known for its excellent dimensional stability.

  • White
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid

VeroGrey

RGD 850

It is a rapid prototyping material utilized in the field of additive manufacturing. This material is highly durable, making it suitable for producing highly detailed, intricate models with precision.

  • Grey
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid

VeroCyan

RGD 843

This is a material jetting material that is frequently used in material jetting. The material is commonly utilized for creating intricate geometries and fine details, making it a popular choice for developing prototypes and small production runs.

  • Cyan
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid

VeroMagenta

RGD 851

It has exceptional properties and a bright shade of magenta, making it ideal for creating high-resolution models and prototypes. Its accuracy and precision make it perfect for intricate and detailed parts. 

  • Magenta
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid

VeroYellow

RGD 836

The yellow material has exceptional mechanical properties, perfect for producing solid and high-quality prototypes. It is renowned for its superior color and dimensional stability, which is why it is a preferred choice among designers and engineers who require a consistent color throughout their projects.

  • Yellow
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid

Material Jetting's Unique Ability

Material jetting is a 3D printing process that uses multiple print heads to deposit liquid photopolymers layer by layer. This process allows materials to be combined to create varying degrees of flexibility, rigidness, and color. With material jetting, printing complex geometries and intricate designs with high resolution are possible while using multiple materials simultaneously. The end products can have various mechanical and physical properties, making them ideal for prototyping and manufacturing functional parts. Furthermore, material jetting allows for the production of parts with multiple colors and textures in a single print, which can help create realistic prototypes or specialized components. As a result, material jetting has become a popular 3D printing process used to create high-quality, functional parts and prototypes.

Polyjet Color Guide

Design Recommendations

Several key considerations need to be considered when designing parts for material jetting. Firstly, it’s essential to understand the properties of the chosen material, such as its viscosity and curing time, to optimize the printing conditions and achieve the desired level of accuracy and detail.

Additionally, it’s essential to consider the part’s geometry, including its dimensions, wall thickness, and any overhangs or internal structures. It’s best to design parts with uniform wall thicknesses and add support structures to avoid warping or deformation during printing.

Furthermore, it’s essential to consider the part’s orientation during printing, as this can affect its surface quality and mechanical properties. Placing the region at an angle and optimizing the printing path can minimize visible layer lines and improve overall strength and durability.

Overall, designing parts for material jetting requires careful consideration of material properties, geometry, and printing orientation to ensure optimal results.

Prototek's Additive Design Poster
Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

0.008 in

Escape Holes

0.04 in

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.02 in
Height/Depth: 0.02 in

Holes & Openings

0.02 in

Horizontal Spans

Supports always required

Minimum Features

0.02 in

Pin Diameter

0.02 in

Supports & Overhangs

Supports always required

Walls (Supported)

0.04 in

Walls (Unsupported)

0.04 in
Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

0.2 mm

Escape Holes

1 mm

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.5 mm
Height/Depth: 0.5 mm

Holes & Openings

0.5 mm

Horizontal Spans

Supports always required

Minimum Features

0.5 mm

Pin Diameter

0.5 mm

Supports & Overhangs

Supports always required

Walls (Supported)

1 mm

Walls (Unsupported)

1 mm

Material Jetting Finishes

Material jetting is a 3D printing method that can produce high-resolution prints with smooth surfaces and intricate details. Material jetting has a better surface finish than other 3D printing methods like Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). The prints can capture fine details, producing vibrant, smooth surface finishes that mimic the final product’s intended features. However, post-processing techniques such as sanding, painting, and clear coating can still be applied to the prints to achieve the desired finish.

Material Jetting - VeroMagenta
Why choose Prototek for your next material jetting project?

We offer the latest and most advanced technology for material jetting, as well as a wide range of material options to meet your specific needs. Our highly skilled engineers and staff are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and we take pride in offering exceptional customer service that is both timely and professional. Our fast turnaround times ensure that you receive completed projects that meet and exceed your expectations. At Prototek, we are committed to providing cost-effective solutions without compromising quality. If you’re looking for advanced technology, unmatched customer support, and competitive pricing, choose Prototek for all your material jetting needs.

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Great design input to ensure the prototype build went smoothly. The parts look phenomenal and function better than we had anticipated.
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