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Stratasys Expands J8 Series Of 3D Printers

Stratasys Expands J8 Series Of 3D Printers
The J850 Pro [Source: Stratasys]

The newest addition to the J8 lineup of PolyJet 3D printers is the enterprise-class J850 Pro.

The original J850 debuted in 2019, promising full-color multi-material 3D printing. The full J8 line now comprises:

  • J850 Pro
  • J850 Prime
  • J826 Prime

Stratasys explains of the systems:

“The Stratasys J826 Prime and J850 Prime 3D printers deliver unrivaled aesthetic results with full-color capability including texture mapping and color gradients. This lets you create prototypes that look and feel like real products, and accurately show design intent in color, material and finish.”

And:

“The Stratasys J850 Pro provides all the high-quality, multimaterial capabilities of the J850 Prime, without the addition of full-color capabilities. It provides the accuracy and fast workflow of PolyJet Technology, making it a versatile solution for engineering and rapid prototyping applications that don’t require color.”

That is, the newest addition is geared toward form, fit, and function testing in the development of engineering prototypes. Removing the full-color capabilities form the equation allows for a less-costly, protoyping-focused system.

Rapid prototyping remains the leading, application for 3D printing. The original usage holds strong as this technology allows for the quick iteration of new product designs. When it comes to late-stage prototypes that need to fit the performance and functionality criteria to validate a new product, quality matters.

A vacuum cleaner dust extractor prototype includes clear and solid parts and fine details. [Source: Stratasys]

While the J850 Pro isn’t full-color, it is multi-material, offering that J8 series capacity for seven materials jetting simultaneously. Rigid, flexible, and composite digital materials can be used together for a full blend of attributes in a single print job. The Super High Speed Mode, using only DraftGray material, can also print at “twice the speed of legacy systems” at “approximately half the cost per part” to speed up the production of concept models.

The announcement notes:

“Typical applications well-served by the J850 Pro include accurate simulation of textures, product labeling, shock absorption, fit and functional testing, over-molding, living hinges, injection molds, embedded sealing elements, parting lines simulation, structural mechanics and integrity, and see-through elements such as transparent materials for light guiding applications and micro-fluidics utilizations. These needs are common in industries such as consumer products and electronics, automotive, medical devices, service bureaus, and the education market.”

The company also provides a quick comparison of the J8 series systems to see how the new introduction stacks up:

  • Build Size:
    • J826 Prime: 255 x 252 x 200 mm
    • J850 Pro and J850 Prime: 490 x 390 x 200 mm
  • Materials:
    • J850 Pro:
      • Vero family of opaque materials in black, white and gray
      • Agilus30 flexible material
      • Transparent VeroClear
      • VeroUltraClear
      • Digital ABS
      • Digital ABS Plus
      • Digital ABS2 Plus
    • J850 Prime:
      • Vero family of opaque materials (including neutral shades and vibrant VeroVivid colors)
      • Agilus30 flexible material
      • Transparent VeroClear
      • VeroUltraClear
    • J826 Prime:
      • Vero family of opaque materials (including neutral shades and vibrant VeroVivid colors)
      • Agilus30 flexible material
      • Transparent VeroClear
      • VeroUltraClear

The J850 Pro debuted at the start of this month and is available immediately for order.

Via Stratasys

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