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Stratasys Fortus 400mc
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

●FDM builds concept models, functional prototypes and end-use parts in standard, engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics.

● The FDM process was pioneered in Eden Prairie, MN in the late 80’s

● Build Size: 16 x 14 x 16 inches (406 x 355 x 406 mm)

● Available Materials

>ABS-M30

>Polycarbonate

>ULTEM 9085

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3D Systems SPro 60
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

●SLS technology uses a laser to harden and bond small grains of nylon into layers in a 3D dimensional structure. The laser traces the pattern of each cross section of the 3D design onto a bed of powder. After one layer is built, the bed lowers and another layer is built on top of the existing layers.

● The process is also used for materials like ceramic, glass and metals.

● Build Size: 15 x 13 x 18 inches (381 x 330 x 457 mm)

● Available Materials

>DuraForm PA (Nylon 12)

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3D Systems ProJet 7000
Stereolitho­graphy(SLA)

●Utilizes laser technology to cure layer-upon-layer of photopolymer resin (polymer that changes properties when exposed to light). A laser beam, directed into the pool of resin, traces the cross-section pattern of the model for that particular layer and cures it. During the build cycle, the platform on which the build is repositioned, lowering by a single layer thickness.

● This is the first 3D printing technology developed over 35 years ago.

● Build Size: 15 x 15 x 10 inches (380 x 380 x 250 mm)

● Available Materials

>VisiJet SL Clear
>VisiJet SL Impact

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3D Systems ProJet 3500
Multijet Printing (MJP)

●MJP or MultiJet Printing is an inkjet printing process that uses piezo printhead technology to deposit either photocurable plastic resin or wax support materials layer by layer.

●Multijet Printing is similar to an inkjet printer in that a head incorporates hundreds of small jets to apply a very thin layer of material, layer-by-layer.

● Build Size: 11.75 x 7.3 x 8 inches (298 x 185 x 203 mm)

● Available Materials

>VisiJet M3 Crystal


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3D Systems ZPrinter 650
Color Jet Printing (CJP)

CJP involves building a model in a container filled with ceramic powder. An inkjet printhead applies a small amount of colored binder to form a part surface. Upon application of the binder, a new layer of powder is swept over the prior layer with the application of more binder.

●CJP is the only process that builds in full color.

●Build Size: 10 x 15 x 8 inches (254 x 381 x 203 mm)

● Available Materials

>VisiJet PXL