3D printing in house reduces the standard lead time of 3-5 days to roughly 24 hours. Some parts can be printed as quickly as just a few hours. Priority Designs used a specialized process of 3D printing, PolyJet printing, which uses a liquid photopolymer material. With PolyJet printing, the objects printed are smooth, detailed and accurate. Thin wall and complex shapes are created with precision. PolyJet printing is comparable to stereolithography, but with much tighter tolerances. This allows us to print master parts for silicone molds, proof-of-concept parts and expedite the development process.
The 3D printing machine reads a CAD file and translates the data into digital slices. With PolyJet 3D printing, the machine sprays out very thin layers of a liquid photopolymer into the build tray. Each layer is immediately cured by UV light, which eliminates the need for post-curing. The layers build from the bottom up until the final object is complete. With complex geometries, a support material is added by the machine to provide stability and is easily removed by hand with water or a solution. Once the part is finished, it is ready to be used for casting or assembly.
If Polyjet printing isn’t the right solution, our shop works closely with outside vendors to use other 3D printing technologies. We’ll ensure you get the part you need and integrate it seamlessly into the final product.
Our machine specs:
Objet Eden 500V