Composite Materials used in 3D Printer

By on November 20th, 2007 in blog

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Objet announced their “Polyjet Matrix technology”, which apparently enables the use of multiple materials simultaneously in a 3D printer. This is a major step, since it will permit the printing of many different kinds of objects – especially those with parts that have different physical characteristics.

Most 3D printers are “additive”, meaning they simply deposit layer upon layer – of the same material. Objet’s new technology allows mixing of materials so that the depositions are actually different compositions. Imagine a solid printed object that has some rubbery parts, like the grip on a screwdriver, for example. Currently two jets are present in the PolyJet system.

Via and Objet

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!