STR750: Learning the Stratasys J750 Polyjet Printer
A 3D printer that can print objects in full vibrant color and a host of materials simultaneously seems like something out of Star Trek... and yet you have access to one as part of the MAP program! Material Jetting (MJ), otherwise known as polyjet 3D printing, is a 3D printing process where droplets of material are jetted out and cured on a build plate. Using microscopic droplets of photopolymer resin that cure when exposed to light, objects are built up one layer at a time.
Material jetting works in a similar way to a standard inkjet printer does, mixing and depositing cyan, magenta, yellow, and black/white material. The key difference is that, instead of printing a single layer of CMYK ink, multiple layers of CMYK resin are built upon each other to create a solid part. MJ is best known as one of the only types of 3D printing technology capable of printing full-color objects made of multiple materials simultaneously. Meaning that yes, you can actually 3D print an entire shoe, top to bottom.
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