OBJET’s PolyJet Technology

By on July 23rd, 2009 in blog


We’re written about OBJET’s amazing PolyJet technology before, but recently we ran across a great video that shows several truly interesting applications of this feature.

For those who haven’t heard of it, PolyJet enables the printer to use more than one kind of material during a single print run. In other words, you might have soft and hard portions on one model. Of course, you could attempt this on other printers, but you’d end up doing multiple print runs and assembling a bunch of parts afterwards. Worse, there are probably some designs you simply cannot do unless you print them in a single run.

Consider this example, where an entire bike was printed – including soft wheels and a hard frame. Oh, and the wheels turn too!

Or this truly amazing example of the technology, where the solid bones of a foot are printed inside of a “fleshy” material, producing a truly amazing medical model. We can see a lot of this sort of thing being done.

Others are also testing the technology, as we can see with Zebedee above here.

Via YouTube, GodMode and Life and the Feeding Edge

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!


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