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POLYJET TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
PolyJet Technology is a powerful additive manufacturing method that produces smooth, accurate prototypes, for form, fit and function testing. With 16- to 30-micron layer resolution and accuracy as high as 0.1 mm, designers and engineers can create 3D printed parts with thin walls and complex geometries.
  • Maximum Model Size: 490 × 390 × 200 mm (19.3 x 15.35 x 7.9 in.)
    Any dimensions exceeding 200mm (8 in.) require a manual quote.
  • Minimum Feature Size: 1 mm (0.040 in.)
    The lowest recommended wall thickness or feature size is 1 mm (0.040 in.) Smaller features may not print correctly; accuracy is not guaranteed. Some smaller or thinner features may be possible; contact us to review manufacturability of a design.
How Does PolyJet 3D Printing Work?
This additive manufacturing process is very similar to inkjet printing — just like ink droplets jetted onto paper by a moving printer head, these 3D printers jet UV-curable liquid photopolymer drops in layers onto a build tray.
What are the Benefits of PolyJet 3D Printing?
This additive technology is a great option for many applications, from prototypes to end-use parts and even tooling. PolyJet is the technology of choice when high accuracy and resolution is needed, perfect for smaller aesthetic prototypes as well as any model requiring clear, colored, or flexible materials.
  • High-quality models that look like the final product
  • Fine details, complex shapes, and smooth surfaces
  • Many material options, from flexible to rigid
  • Clear, black, white, and grays are standard rigid material options, with more colors available (requires manual quote)
  • Standard color option for flexible materials is black, with clear and colored flexible materials available to be quoted manually
  • Choose from different Shore A scale durometers with flexible Shore A Digital Materials
  • Create tough snap-fit parts with ABS-Like and Gray Digital Materials
  • Great for model finishing (sanding and painting)
  • Multi-material printing and simulated overmolding available (requires manual quote)
  • Create moving assemblies in a single build
  • And much more — contact a SmartQuote specialist for more information
FDM TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
Build concept models, functional prototypes, and end-use parts using Stratasys FDM technology — a powerful, patented additive manufacturing method that uses engineering-grade thermoplastics with great mechanical, thermal, and chemical strength characteristics.
  • Maximum Model Size: 910 × 600 × 910 mm (36 x 24 x 36 in.)
    Any dimensions exceeding 200mm (8 in.) require a manual quote.
  • Minimum Feature Size: 1mm (0.040 in.)
    This is the smallest recommended wall thickness or feature size; smaller features are geometry-dependent and must be manually reviewed.
How Does FDM 3D Printing Work?
This additive manufacturing process (Fused Deposition Modeling) can be compared to a very tiny, very precise hot glue gun — these 3D printers heat and extrude thermoplastic filament in layers onto a build tray in a temperature-controlled chamber.
What are the Benefits of FDM 3D Printing?
This technology uses the same thermoplastics found in traditional manufacturing processes, with tolerances comparable to standard machining and strength up to 80% of injection molded plastics. FDM is a good fit for projects that demand dimensional stability, durability, and environmental performance.
  • Production-grade thermoplastics
  • Ideal for testing form, fit, and function
  • Tough options for end-use parts and production fixtures
  • Achieve complex geometries and cavities
  • Black and white standard color options available
  • Suitable for model finishing (sanding and painting)
  • Ideal for long-term use in harsh application environments, with material options available for FST and biological or chemical compatibility requirements (requires manual quote)
  • Create moving assemblies in a single build
  • And much more — speak with a SmartQuote specialist to find out if your project is a fit for FDM
SLS TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
Selective Laser Sintering is a popular choice for many applications. From prototypes to end-use parts, the nylon material is chosen by many designers and engineers when creating complex geometries that must meet high durability requirements.
  • Maximum Model Size: 280 × 280 × 280 mm (11 x 11 x 11 in.)
    Any dimensions exceeding 200mm (8 in.) require a manual quote.
  • Minimum Feature Size: 1mm (0.04 in.)
    This is the lowest recommended wall thickness or feature size; quality and durability of smaller features is not guaranteed.
How Does SLS Additive Manufacturing Work?
This additive manufacturing process makes use of a high-power optic laser that fuses small powder particles layer by layer — parts are surrounded by loose powder-like material during the build, which is removed in post-processing.
What are the Benefits of SLS Additive Manufacturing?
This additive technology is an ideal option for many different types of applications — for functional parts, prototypes, prosthetics, and for manufacturing end-use parts like jigs and fixtures.
  • Nylon PA2200 (polyamide white)
  • Fine details, complex shapes, and smooth surfaces
  • Multipurpose material, well balanced property profile
  • High strength/stiffness, chemical resistance
  • Ideal for long-term use, handles harsh application environments
  • Suitable for model finishing (dyeing, sanding and painting)
  • Create moving assemblies in a single build
  • And much more — speak with a SmartQuote specialist to find out if your project is a fit for SLS