PolyJet & 3D Printed Silicone

PolyJet is an industrial 3D printing process that builds multi-material prototypes with flexible features and complex parts with intricate geometries in as fast as 1 day. A range of hardness's (durometers) are available, which work well for components with elastomeric features like gaskets, seals, and housings. 

PolyJet design guidelines will help you understand capabilities and limitations.

 

Why Choose PolyJet For Your 3D Printing Project?

PolyJet technology offers outstanding detail, surface smoothness and precision, creating  detailed prototypes that convey final-product aesthetics.

You can simulate elastomers and flexible parts, create prototyping designs for overmoulding and liquid silicone rubber moulding and manufacture really complex part geometries. PolyJet material data sheets can be found in our Material Comparison Guide

 

How Does PolyJet Work?

The PolyJet process begins by spraying small droplets of liquid photopolymers in layers that are instantly UV cured. Voxels (three-dimensional pixels) are strategically placed during the build, which allow for the combination of both flexible and rigid photopolymers know as digital materials. Each voxel has a vertical thickness equal to the layer thickness of 30 microns. The fine layers of digital materials accumulate on the build platform to create accurate 3D-printed parts.

Each PolyJet part is completely coated in support material during the build, which ultimately is removed by hand using a pressurized water stream and a chemical solution bath. No post-curing is required after the manufacturing process.

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  • 1 to 50+ parts
  • Shipped in 1 to 7 days
Common Applications
  • simulating elastomers and flexible parts
  • prototyping designs for overmoulding and liquid silicone rubber moulding
  • combining two-tone colours and multiple materials into a single part
  • manufacturing complex part geometries
 

 

Watch: Polyjet: What is it used for?

Polyjet is an advanced 3D printing process that allows us to simulate elastomers and flexible parts and create prototyping designs for overmoulding and liquid silicone rubber moulding.

We can combine two-tone colours and multiple materials into a single part and manufacture the most complex part geometries.

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Watch: Which Technology for Your Plastic Part?

Here at Protolabs we offer a variety of cutting-edge technologies to produce precision-engineered parts from a range of plastics, designed to suit your needs. From Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) to Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) to Stereolithography, we can create the parts you need quickly and precisely.

Plus, with our technical support team on call, we can talk to you about your designs and help you to choose the ideal production solution for your needs, and show you just what we can do to help you reach your creative vision.

Want to find out more about our cutting-edge plastic technologies? Watch this video.


Design Guidelines

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

 

 

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