4/5/2017

Proto Labs Now Offers PolyJet 3D Printing Services

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The quick-turn manufacturer now offers four types of 3D printing technologies.

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Proto Labs, an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has added PolyJet technology from Stratasys to its industrial 3D printing service. According to the company, this capability enables the manufacture of elastomeric and overmolded prototypes without investing in tooling. 

Product developers can leverage PolyJet to create 3D-printed parts comprised of both elastomeric and rigid materials as well as multiple colors. Its material selection includes multiple Shore A hardnesses of tear-resistant Agilus 30 for increased durability. PolyJet parts are said to exhibit smooth surface finishes and can support complex geometries with flexible features.

“The addition of PolyJet is a testament to our effort to further expand our capabilities in a technology-agnostic manner,” said Rich Baker, CTO at Proto Labs. “We firmly believe in providing a variety of manufacturing options so that our customers can choose the best process for their particular application.”

PolyJet builds parts layer-by-layer by jetting droplets of liquid photopolymers onto the build platform where they are immediately UV cured. Once the build is complete, support structures are removed, and the parts are ready without the need for additional finishing.

Proto Labs’ 3D printing service now includes four technologies: stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, and PolyJet. 

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