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PolyJet Matrix Technology 
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High Detail Multi-Material 3D Printing

PolyJet Matrix 3D Printing revolutionizes design possibilities by enabling designers to seamlessly integrate multiple high-detail resins into a single build. 

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What is PolyJet 3D Printing?

PolyJet is the only 3D printing technology able to create highly detailed parts with a smooth finish making it a valuable prototyping tool for a wide range of industries, from product design and engineering, to healthcare and education. PolyJet's unique ability to 3D print using multiple materials allows for the production of parts with a wide range of physical properties including soft rubber, rigid, clear and opaque surfaces all in a single print. This versatility combined with the excellent surface finish makes PolyJet ideal for quickly creating highly aesthetic prototypes that mimic injection molded plastics. PolyJet Matrix empowers designers with the ability to create rubber-like prototypes with variable shore hardness, making it ideal for applications such as over molds, soft touch parts, and assemblies. By harnessing PolyJet Matrix 3D Printing, designers can achieve intricate and customized designs with exceptional precision and efficiency, expanding the horizons of what is achievable in 3D Printing.

PolyJet J750 3D Printer

15" x 12" 

Max X/Y Build Volume

± 0.2

MM Part Tolerances

5

High Performance Materials

2-5 Day

Average Lead Time

Materials| PolyJet Matrix

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Multi-Material

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Rubber-like

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Polypropylene-like

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Transparent

Multi Material 3D Print using PolyJet

Multi-Material

Combine 3 Materials In A Single Part

PolyJet technology is best known for is ability to 3D print multiple materials in a single build to create overmolds, soft touch parts & living hinges. Forge Labs prints using Connex3 technology which allows the blend of 3 unique materials: RGD450 Rigid White, Agilus 30 & VeroClear.

Rigid materials can be combined with Agilus 30 to create custom shore values between A30 - A95. Custom material hardness options are found below:

 

Agilus30

Shore A30

VeroClear

D86

RGD450

D80

Agilus30 + RGD450

Shore A40-A95

Material Datasheet
Rubber 3D Printed part

Agilus 30 (TangoBlack)

Simulated Rubber

Agilus 30 rubber-like material offers a variety of elastomer characteristics with superior elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. By combining other PolyJet rigid materials with Agilius 30, you can mimic the softness of rubber along a Shore A hardness scale for a variety of modeling & prototyping applications.

 

Tensile Strength

3.1 MPa

Tensile Elongation

240 %

Compressive Set

7 %

Tensile Tear Resistance

4-7 Kg/cm

Shore Hardness

A30-A95 (variable)

Material Datasheet
Transparent 3D Printed Clear Resin

VeroClear

General Purpose Transparent Parts

VeroClear via PolyJet is a highly rigid acrylic based transparent material. The material is ideal for concept models and visuals offering excellent detail visualization for applications such as light pipes & transparent enclosures. The PolyJet printing process produces highly accurate prototypes for testing fit, form and function with excellent dimensional stability and water resistance. This material can be combined with Agilus 30 and RGD450 to create multi-material 3D Prints.

 

Tensile Strength

53 MPa

Tensile Elongation

3-15 %

Flexural Strength

84 MPa

Impact Strength

67 J/m

Heat Deflection (@ 0.45 MPa)

51°C

Material Datasheet
Polypropylene 3D Printed Resin

Rigur (RGD450) Rigid White

Durable Prototyping Resin

Rigur (RGD450) is durable white rigid resin that is a great overall choice for high detail prototypes and assemblies. Rigur is more durable than other PolyJet family resins, offering superior durability and impact resistance. The increased elongation & flextural strength that Rigur provides makes it ideal for more demanding prototyping applications.

 

Tensile Strength

45 MPa

Tensile Elongation

35 %

Flexural Strength

59 MPa

Izod Impact, Notched

35 J/m

Heat Deflection (Postcure)

54°C @ 0.45 MPa

Material Datasheet
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Material Surface Finishes

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Natural

Basic Finish

Natural grey is the raw color for all Multi-Jet Fusion parts. Parts are depowdered using media blasting leaving a finely textured natural grey color.

 

Surface Texture

Matte.

Color & Appearance

Slightly off-white color.

Detail

Intricate details are usually well-represented and clear.

Porosity

None.

Turnaround Time

No additional time required
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Performance Paint

Premium Finish

Painting enables a highly durable automotive-grade coating of 3D printed parts. Parts are hand finished to a high quality and painted using high quality coating equipment.

 

Surface Texture

Matte to semi-gloss

Color & Appearance

Color matching available

Detail

Fine details may be lost if polishing is required.

Porosity

None

Turnaround Time

+2 or more business days

Why Use PolyJet Matrix 3D Printing

High Precision: PolyJet technology is known for its exceptional level of detail and precision. It can produce intricate and complex geometries with smooth surfaces and fine features, making it ideal for applications that require high-resolution prints.

 

Multi-Material Capabilities: One of the significant advantages of PolyJet 3D printing is its ability to print with multiple materials simultaneously. It can create models with different properties, colors, and textures within a single print job. This allows for the production of realistic prototypes and functional parts with varying material characteristics.

 

Wide Material Selection: PolyJet printers support a broad range of materials, including rigid and flexible options. From standard plastics to rubber-like materials, they offer versatility in material properties to match specific requirements. This enables the production of parts with different mechanical properties, textures, and even transparent components.

 

Smooth Surface Finish: PolyJet technology produces parts with smooth surfaces straight out of the printer. The layer lines are virtually invisible, resulting in finished products that require minimal post-processing. This is advantageous for applications where aesthetics and fine details are crucial, such as consumer products and visual prototypes.

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PolyJet Matrix

Design Guidelines

This design guidelines covers specific design parameters, which will need to be followed to prevent build failures from occurring. Minimum tolerances specified by our engineers ensure that your part build successfully and to the highest quality possible. Parts that do not adhere to these design guidelines may not resolve correctly, or be overly fragile when handled. 

Multi-Material 3D Prints require a multi-body STEP file to manufacture from.

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Maximum Build Volume

350mm x 350mm x 400mm (14” x 14” x 16”)
If your parts require specific tolerances, please include an engineering drawing along with the part. Parts designed with large flat planes will likely warp, so this should be avoided if tight tolerances are required.
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Tolerances

±0.2%, with a lower limit of ±0.2 mm
If your parts require specific tolerances, please include an engineering drawing along with the part. Parts designed with large flat planes will likely warp, so this should be avoided if tight tolerances are required.
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Layer Height

28 Microns
The layer height is the overall Z resolution of the part; we avoid stepping artifacts on important features of your models by orienting the part(s) along the Z plane or at a 20 degree angle on all sides.
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Surface Finish

350mm x 350mm x 400mm (14” x 14” x 16”)
If your parts require specific tolerances, please include an engineering drawing along with the part. Parts designed with large flat planes will likely warp, so this should be avoided if tight tolerances are required.

Optimizing your design for PolyJet Matrix Technology will also help keep 3D printing costs down. Price is primarily based upon the volume of material consumed to manufacture your part. Small, thin walled parts are priced the most competitively in this technology. However, since the technology uses a support structure, hollow cavities and internal voids will be fill with support which has a significant cost associated with it in this technology.  Therefore, optimizing your designs to reduce overhangs can significantly reduce the cost of 3D Printing in PolyJet.

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Applications & Case Studies

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Painting & Finishing PolyJet 3D Prints

Parts printed with PolyJet have a smooth surface right out of the printer. With only little sanding, they are ready to accept off-the-shelf acrylic paints and lacquers. 

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Atenna Mold Tool Using PolyJet

International Submarine Engineering needed to produce a mold for an antenna, which would traditionally be produced out of aluminum using CNC.

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Museum Exhibits Using PolyJet

3D printed bone scans were used to show the effects of low gravity on bone density for an exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

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Aerospace

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Automotive

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Healthcare

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Film & TV

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Design

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Architecture

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