ProJet MJP 5600 from 3D Systems Enables Multi-Material 3D Printing

The printer enables blending materials at the voxel level.

3D Systems has introduced its ProJet MJP 5600, a multi-material 3D printer offering faster print speeds, a larger build volume and lower part costs. The ProJet MJP 5600's jetting technology capable of delivering high-definition parts used for prototyping, functional testing and medical modeling. The system’s multi-material capabilities enable customers to digitally blend rigid and elastomeric materials at the voxel level to achieve good mechanical properties for a wide range of applications, including assemblies, rubber-like components, jigs and fixtures, and dies.

The ProJet MJP 5600 also features the new 3D Sprint 2.5 software, contributing to productivity by providing improved estimates of build time and material use. Coupled with this software, the ProJet MJP 5600 enables users to assign different material blends to separate shells within a single part. Smart Support technology produces efficient SLA supports for easier removal, improving surface finish and saving material. Improved slicing algorithms further enhance productivity and part quailty, while a more intuitive interface enables streamlined and cost-effective options. 

With a 64-bit OS, larger 10-inch display and on-board capabilities to slice multiple builds simultaneously, the ProJet MJP 5600 is said to deliver an improved user experience and faster job processing speed over the ProJet MJP 5500X, which it replaces. 3D Systems plans to offer an upgrade program for current owners of the ProJet MJP 5500X to protect their investment and achieve the full functionality of the ProJet MJP 5600. The ProJet MJP 5600 is expected to be fully available in June, with the upgrade program planned for July.

In other news, 3D Systems has also launched Geomagic Freeform 2017, a comprehensive 3D hybrid design software solutions, and three new materials: VisiJet CR-BK, a rigid black plastic material for the ProJet MJP 5600, Accura HPC for the ProX 800 SLA 3D printer, and Accura Phoenix for the ProJet 6000 and 7000.