Ask anyone in business, higher education or the medical community what their top objectives are and they’ll probably say it’s to achieve more, to solve more problems, faster than what’s possible now, while saving money in the process. Ask what’s holding them back and you’ll probably find a diverse variety of obstacles in their day-to-day work processes that hinder them in meeting those goals.
Having the right tools to do the job is one crucial element in solving problems and becoming more efficient and productive. Additive manufacturing, widely known as 3D printing, is one of those tools that has helped businesses, educators, health care providers and researchers improve how they design, manufacture and perform research.
While no tool is an all-in-one solution, 3D printing is a strong step in that direction, particularly in its most sophisticated forms. 3D printing makes it possible to manufacture things that aren’t feasible with traditional processes like machining or injection molding. It creates models, prototypes, tools and some finished products faster and with fewer constraints, empowering designers to make better-informed decisions, refine their designs more quickly, and get products to market sooner.
PolyJet™ technology is an additive manufacturing process with the capability to make parts, prototypes and models in multiple materials, colors and color textures. All of these characteristics can be combined in one 3D print job, allowing complex parts with diverse properties to be produced quickly.
The latest innovation in this technology is the Stratasys® J750™ 3D Printer. The most sophisticated and versatile 3D printer on the market, it provides a breakthrough in the realism of 3D printed prototypes with the ability to build in full color and a broad range of material properties. It also maximizes uptime and the diversity of jobs that can be handled with one system. In practical terms, if you’re a rapid prototyping manager, that means you can deliver realistic prototypes to the designer faster, helping you stay on schedule. If you’re a designer, it means you get not a vague glimpse, but a detailed evaluation of your future product.
A 3D printer won’t solve all of the world’s problems, but among creative minds, the Stratasys J750 is an impressive tool to bring business and research achievements in line with aspirations.
Let’s take a closer look at how additive manufacturing and the Stratasys J750 provide real solutions.