3D printing is the advanced method of the century of transforming a virtually designed three-dimensional object, created via 3D designing software or a 3D scanner, to a real three-dimensional solid model with multiple varying properties.
Multi featured object properties of these models including their consistency, durability, exactness close to the virtual image, color and much more can be easily attained via using different 3D printing technologies. All these technologies including Polyjet, FDM, SLS and others, using different materials for printing models with versatile detailed features, each of them have the same objective destiny of creating a genuine solid 3D model as an outcome.
For those who do not know, the 3D printing is not a new exploration or human creation. Its existence dates back to three decades. Even the old traditional printers can be converted to 3D printers with the expertise of using the 3D printer assembly kits.
Polyjet 3D printing
It is essential to learn about the different 3D printing technologies before making a decision for a 3D printer. Though all technologies serve with the outcome of a three dimensional solid object, but your decision to go for the technology goes with your compatibility of understanding a particular technology’s operating process, its resultant model details like clarity of the end product, its tensile strength, its durability, its rigidity or flexibility, its toughness, the required transparency or color properties, the material it uses and the facility of their blending, the total cost each technology requires, and the fineness of each layer of a model created via each particular technology.
How do Polyjet 3D printers work?
For any corporation or big scale industry requiring manufacture of ultra-fine 3D models, the Polyjet 3D printing is the preferred choice. The Polyjet printers use liquid photopolymers as the material for building solid models layer by layer. Instead of the traditional inkjet technology that ejects ink droplets on the printing paper that absorbs and dries it to form a flat image, the polyjet technology spurs jets of liquid polymer to form the fine model of the object layer by layer.
These layers are built on top of the paper with the help of adjacent UV lamps to the photopolymer jet. The UV rays help to solidify the liquid photopolymer droplets. The layers of objects produced via this technology are as thin as 16 microns. This means that each of these horizontal layers is thinner that the microscopic cross section of a human hair.
A supportive gel-like material is also jetted via a second nozzle, which helps to create a durable yet flexible model instead of a very rigid one. Such models are quite attractive. This gel-like