3D Systems announced today the ongoing evolution of its MultiJet Printing (MJP) family of 3D printers with the release of the new high-throughput ProJet® MJP 3600 Series. The company has also introduced performance-enhancing features for its multi-material ProJet MJP 5500X printer, as well as announced the availability of two advanced elastomeric materials. This update to 3D Systems’ MJP portfolio demonstrates the company’s commitment to provide the most capable and accessible MJP technology for professional product design, prototyping and manufacturing across a variety of industries.
ProJet MJP 3600 Series — High throughput for more productivity
The new ProJet MJP 3600 Series prints at up to twice the speed of the previous generation. With powerful data processing capabilities that support files up to 250% larger, the ProJet MJP 3600 brings enhanced productivity to a wide range of prototyping, casting and end-use part production needs. The series’ VisiJet M3 plastic materials deliver incredible detail, high temperature resistance and watertight surfaces perfect for fluid flow visualization, design verification and snap-fit assemblies. The ProJet MJP 3600 Series includes models for printing detailed wax patterns for jewelry casting and precise patterns for other lost wax foundry casting applications. It also answers the need in dental applications for precise models and casting wax ups. With the ability to print in USP Class VI capable, bio-compatible materials, the ProJet MJP 3600 can be used in advanced healthcare applications, including drill and cut guides for dental and medical procedures. The ProJet MJP 3600 Series is now available for order and anticipated to ship by the end of January 2016.
ProJet MJP 5500X — New elastomeric materials and upgrades
3D Systems also announced the immediate availability of two elastomeric materials for its multi-material ProJet MJP 5500X, VisiJet® CE-BK elastomeric black and VisiJet CE-NT elastomeric natural. These breakthrough materials offer over 650% elongation properties, excellent tear resistance and complete elastic recovery. The release of these materials is coupled with new high resolution and high speed print modes for the ProJet MJP 5500X, immediately shipping in all new printers and offered as a free upgrade for existing ProJet MJP 5500X owners through a series of software installations. With the ability to dynamically alter the composition of rigid and flexible materials, the ProJet MJP 5500X is engineered to support complex applications that require varying mechanical properties throughout the part. This printer is also suitable for a wide range of applications requiring rubber-like functionality, as well as delicate medical models designed to mimic thinly walled tissue and organs.
ProJet MJP 2500 Series – Affordable, office-friendly 3D printing
3D Systems also announced that its new ProJet MJP 2500 Series is now in beta testing following a successful alpha test with select customers. Combining professional grade 3D printing capabilities with an affordable, office-friendly footprint and easy part processing, the ProJet MJP 2500 Series is designed to enable a broader range of professionals to create precision parts without leaving their workplace. The company plans to announce commercial availability of this series of 3D printers at a later date.
“MultiJet Printing is known for its fine feature detail, excellent value for money, and wide range of advanced materials. With these new products, we’re enhancing customer capabilities in applications from prototyping to industrial product design to end-use part production,” said Mark Wright, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 3D Systems. “We are excited to bring our customers high-quality 3D printing solutions to help them iterate and innovate faster than ever before.”
The ProJet MJP 2500, ProJet MJP 3600 and ProJet MJP 5500X will be on display at International CES 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, in 3D Systems’ booth 72721 in the Sands Expo, January 6-9.