PolyJet is a 3D printing technology that jets layers of liquid photopolymer as thin as 16 microns (0.0006”) to build models and prototypes with extremely complex geometries, fine details, and smooth surfaces. You can even combine multiple colors and materials in one print to create over-molded parts and models with multiple durometers. The PolyJet rapid prototyping process uses high-resolution ink-jet technology to produce parts quickly and economically – making it an excellent option for presentation models, detailed prototypes, and master patterns.
Benefits of PolyJet
Create complex shapes, astonishingly fine details, and smooth surfaces with speed and precision to match the look and feel of your end product.
With over 100 material combinations to choose from, you can incorporate diverse material properties and aesthetics – including color, flexibility, opacity – directly into your component. See PolyJet material options
Multiple Materials and Colors
PolyJet jets multiple materials and full CMYK colors into a single print allowing for a quick production of realistic parts and design iterations early in the product development process.
As a division of Stratasys, the inventor of PolyJet technology, we’re backed by Stratasys’ strong commitment to R&D. Our engineers have access to the broadest team of PolyJet applications engineers at Stratasys to guide you to new solutions. Learn more about Stratasys PolyJet Technology
PolyJet is best suited for small parts when accuracy, detail, and surface finish are essential.
- Common applications include:
- Presentation models
- Master patterns
- Form and fit models
- Flexible, rubber-like models
- Realistic anatomical models
- Prototypes for fittings, valves, and parts with complex interior features
Automotive Personalization Brought to Life with 3D Printing
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Using our wide variety of PolyJet materials, you can combine several materials to simulate over-molding, build flexible and multi-colored parts, and create complex models as fine as 16 microns.SEE POLYJET MATERIAL OPTIONS
PolyJet: Frequently Asked Questions
- How fast is PolyJet compared to other 3D printing technologies?
- PolyJet is extremely fast – the fastest of all our technologies. The actual turnaround time depends on the size of the component and desired resolution, but we ship most parts within 2 or 3 days upon receiving the order.
- What level of detail can be obtained with PolyJet?
- PolyJet is excellent at producing fine feature detail. At its highest resolution, PolyJet can build in layers as thin as 0.00063” and with an X/Y resolution of 0.0017”.
- Can components built with PolyJet function as production parts?
- Typically PolyJet is not considered suitable for production applications because the materials are photocurable resins that do not remain stable with exposure to UV light. However, PolyJet can be used to make a pattern to create end-use parts with Urethane Casting.