The Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference was host to several new product introductions. One new 3D printer comes from 3D Systems, which announced the ProJet® MJP 2500 Series 3D printer, the latest addition to its MultiJet Printing (MJP) line.
The ProJet MJP 2500 Series offers simple, clean operation, and easy post-processing. It uses the new MJP EasyClean System, offering hands-off, chemical-free finishing without the need for waterlines or special disposal considerations. In conjunction with 3D Systems’ exclusive non-toxic melt away wax supports, the EasyClean System delivers simple post-processing with no damage to delicate feature details.
“We have been extremely impressed with the results from the ProJet MJP 2500,” said Haleigh Doremus, Rapid Prototyping Manager, Nike, a 3D Systems beta tester. “It complements our current technologies and processes and allows us to print complex geometries that were previously impossible on other printers in this class. The consistency of parts and hands-off post-processing it provides gives us time to accomplish more in a day.”
Engineered to deliver detailed, true-to-CAD parts, the ProJet MJP 2500 Series features two models: the MJP 2500 and the MJP 2500 Plus. Each printer in the series is compatible with VisiJet M2 materials in durable white and black plastic. These materials deliver parts with a surface finish that looks and feels like injection-molded plastic and enables rigorous testing and functional use. The ProJet MJP 2500 Plus offers additional material capability with rigid clear plastic as well as flexible elastomeric black and elastomeric natural, each newly developed for printing rubber-like parts that provide pliability, strength and full elastic recovery.
For functional prototyping, rapid tooling and design communication, the 2500 Series can print 790 DPI in Z, or over half a billion droplets of material for every cubic inch printed. The series also includes 3D Systems’ 3DSPRINT software, enabling quick printability checks, file repair, build time and material estimation, optimal part positioning and print queue management, all from one integrated platform.