The Complete Guide to 3D Printing Plastic Parts with PolyJet
What Is PolyJet?
Create prototypes, models and patterns in unparalleled resolution and detail with PolyJet. See your design come to fruition in vibrant color and end-product feel.
With over 100 material combinations to choose from, you can incorporate diverse material properties and aesthetics – including flexibility and opacity – directly into your component.
Realistic Finishes with PolyJet
PolyJet is the perfect solution for designers who want realistic models but have to contend with inconsistent color results and rough finishes.
PolyJet is the fastest technology in the Stratasys Direct arsenal, with parts ready to be shipped in hours.
Multi-Material Build with PolyJet
3D printing with PolyJet allows you to incorporate multiple materials into a single print, resulting in quick production of realistic parts and design iterations early in the product development life cycle.
3D printing with PolyJet means the smoothest precision possible with fine resolutions that bring delicate features to life.
How Does PolyJet Work?
PolyJet builds by jetting layers of liquid photopolymer at 27 microns (0.00106”) layer by layer as a UV light cures simultaneously.
PolyJet can print rigid and flexible materials in a single build to create over-molded parts without tooling. The technology delivers parts with shore hardness ranging from 30A-95A.
Because PolyJet doesn’t require hard tooling to deliver an over-molded part, it is frequently used for prototypes requiring an elastomeric surface, such as grips or buttons, or for testing material hardness.
What PolyJet Applications Can I Make?
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.
With a range of photopolymers to address functionality and cosmetic needs, PolyJet offers a cost effective and efficient solution for prototyping or modeling.
PolyJet Materials for You
Years of PolyJet experience has made us experts in achieving amazing 3D printed components for your industry in a range of materials.
Materials for 3D Printing Parts with PolyJet
Discover an incredible range of PolyJet material options and even combine several materials into one model. Defy the prototyping-impossible and simulate over-molding, build flexible and multi-colored parts, and create complex models as fine as 16 microns in high definition (27 microns is standard).
|Vero is a rigid and durable photopolymer resin ideal for producing beautiful, realistic, dimensionally accurate concept models where feature definition and a smooth surface finish are required.||
|Agilus is a PolyJet Photopolymer with superior tear-resistance, capable of withstanding repeated flexing and bending. The ideal material for rapid prototyping and design validation, this rubber-like material simulates the look, feel and function of rubber-like products.||
|Overmolding is the process of manufacturing a component with flexible and rigid elements in a single build process. In the PolyJet Overmold process, the technology combines the rubber-like Agilus material (the overmold) with the Vero materials (the substrate) according to the design specifications.||
|Digital ABS Plus™ is designed to simulate standard ABS plastics by combining high-temperature resistance with toughness.||
|Rigur is a tough and durable material that simulates polypropylene. It is engineered to deliver reliable performance and impressive dimensionally-stable prototypes.||
Get a Quote
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Use Material Wizard
Want to compare PolyJet material properties? Use our material wizard to find out which materials meet your part's requirements.Use Material Wizard
Evaluate design iterations and bring ideas to life fast with PolyJet.
Take advantage of PolyJet’s multi-color and multi-material print options for true-to-product aesthetics.
Order true to life anatomical models for realistic treatment simulations.
PolyJet Parts from 3D Printing Pioneers
Precise PolyJet parts take a team of experts behind the machine, ensuring optimized designs produce perfect builds.
At Stratasys Direct, our PolyJet services are backed by more than just Stratasys’ industry leadership; we have nearly thirty years experience in 3D printing and a tireless team of engineers ready to assist with every step of your project.
The use of PolyJet in a range of industries has led us to develop unique solutions in post-processing and material development in order to serve customers with versatile needs.
Our PolyJet Quality Controls
With quality certifications ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications and ITAR registration, our team of engineers won’t rest until your requirements are met for precise parts.
Stronger, More Flexible PolyJet PartsEnhance PolyJet flexible parts with Agilus30
The 33.5 lb/in (6 kg/cm) tear strength of Agilus is twice as strong as the previous flexible material offered at Stratasys Direct.Read the Article
PolyJet Multi-ColorOptimize designs for full color and graphic textures on prototypes and concept models.
Optimize designs for full color and graphic textures on prototypes and concept models.Download Design Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions About PolyJet
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?
Yes, they can be used in some production and end-use applications. At Stratasys Direct, we have internal production uses of PolyJet.
However, PolyJet materials are photocured resin which do not remain stable with prolonged exposure to UV light.
Some high-requirement production applications are better suited to technologies that utilize thermoplastics like FDM and Laser Sintering.