Design Guidelines: Multi Jet Fusion

Our basic guidelines for Multi Jet Fusion include important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and reduce overall production time.

Size

Maximum Dimensions

Normal Resolution 284mm x 380mm x 380mm
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Accuracy

Layer Thickness 80 microns
Minimum Feature Size 0.5mm

For well-designed parts, tolerances of ±0.25mm plus ±0.002mm/mm can typically be achieved. Note that tolerances may change depending on part geometry.


Materials

We offer a commercial-grade unfilled PA 12 Black material that creates durable parts with consistent mechanical properties. A standard dyed black color is offered.

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3D printing Multi Jet Fusion machine
3D printed multi jet fusion part hinges

Surface Finishes

STANDARD A bead blast removes all powder and leaves a consistent overall texture. Parts are then dyed a standard black colour.
CUSTOM
Secondary options include a primer that can be applied as well as taps and inserts.

Equipment

We use HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 machines that are capable of accelerated build speeds when compared to other powder-based additive manufacturing technology. The HP 3D printers produce commercial-grade parts with enhanced surface finishes and improved mechanical properties compared to other 3D printing technology.

3D printing technician operating Multi Jet Fusion machine

Applications engineers discuss 3D printing CAD model

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