The Complete Guide to 3D Printing Plastic Parts with Multi Jet Fusion
What Is Multi Jet Fusion?
Multi Jet Fusion is a new 3D printing technology, offering you more possibilities for complex, lower-cost parts.
Whether used in serial production for single parts or batch manufacturing by shipsets of multiple part numbers, Multi Jet Fusion offers a faster, more cost-effective process for 3D printed parts.
Multi Jet Fusion is ideal for hidden applications like complex thin-wall ductwork, connectors, non-cosmetic housings, brackets, covers, wiring clips, guides and grommets.
Industries like transportation can take advantage of the higher volumes possible with this technology, especially for limited run, pre-production and spare parts.
How Multi Jet Fusion Lowers Costs
The Multi Jet Fusion process is ideal for building in batches to achieve lower unit pricing, while adding increased functional design complexity. Material costs are associated with part volumes, not part extents volumes, saving costs when compared to Laser Sintering or CNC Machining.
Manufacturing cycle-time for Multi Jet Fusion is driven by the height of the particular batch of parts being printed. Nesting parts together in a single batch is the way to reduce the average cycle-time per unit.
Improved Performance with Multi Jet Fusion
Multi Jet Fusion delivers repeatable, isotropic mechanical properties with greater strength and higher accuracy than Laser Sintering.
How Does Multi Jet Fusion Work?
The Multi Jet Fusion process starts with a layer of material applied to the work area.
In the opposite direction, in one continuous pass, the machine prints fusing and detailing agents across the full working area.
This pass combines the printing with the fusing energy, and the process is completed.
The innovative technology prints quickly along the bed width, enabling extreme precision and dimensional accuracy.
Multi Jet Fusion Materials
Multi Jet Fusion currently offers Nylon 12 (PA 12), a strong thermoplastic material well-suited for high-volume functional prototyping and low-volume production applications.
PA 12 is just the beginning of what promises to be an extensive suite of material offerings. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing will be at the forefront of introducing new Multi Jet Fusion materials to our customers.
Materials for 3D Printing Parts with MJF
Discover enhanced production possibilities of Nylon 12 (PA 12) utilized with the speed possible with Multi Jet Fusion. With good chemical resistance and low moisture absorption, Nylon 12 is ideal for high-volume functional prototypes & limited-run production.
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Multi Jet Fusion Applications
Multi Jet Fusion production parts are dense, strong, have fine detail and high dimensional accuracy.
With good mechanical properties and the ability to handle complex shapes, Multi Jet Fusion parts are good for internal, non-cosmetic housings.
Multi Jet Fusion is an ideal technology for complex components needed in functional prototyping.
Trusted Precision with Multi Jet Fusion
Precise Multi Jet Fusion parts result from more than machine operations; they take a team of experts dedicated to the technology.
At Stratasys Direct we took months to validate Multi Jet Fusion in order to ensure perfect parts, every time.
Our quality systems ensure consistent handling and recycling of materials along with machine maintenance and process control limits.
This provides material traceability, mechanical property verification, dimensional and other performance criteria checks to ensure the parts we deliver meet customer specifications repeatedly.
AM Expertise with Multi Jet Fusion
Our services are backed by nearly thirty years in the industry and a team of engineers ready to assist with every step of your project. With quality certifications ISO 9001 and AS9100 and ITAR registration, we won’t rest until your project requirements are met.
Multi Jet Fusion Resources
Multi Jet Fusion Design GuidelineLearn more about the specific considerations to optimize designs for Multi Jet Fusion.
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Multi Jet Fusion in a Manufacturing EnvironmentHow does Multi Jet Fusion perform in a production environment?
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Frequently Asked Questions About Multi Jet Fusion
What geometries are best suited for MJF?
JF is ideal for components with complex geometries, including parts with internal cavities. Parts that are produced with JF remain encased in powdered material, which is self-supporting.
What level of detail can be obtained with MJF?
Typical Multi Jet Fusion layer thickness is 70 microns (0.003 inch). We recommend all Multi Jet Fusion parts have a minimum wall thickness (or feature resolution) of 0.020”.
What is the largest part size you can make with MJF?
The build envelope for the Multi Jet Fusion machine is 16” x 12” x 16”.
Because of the need to scale parts larger to compensate for in-process material shrinkage and also add a buffer around parts for printing agents, the maximum part size is 14.96” x 11.25” x 14.96”.