Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. announced the opening of the PolyJet Design and Print Center at its location in Eden Prairie, Minn. The expanded facility is the largest on-demand PolyJet print bureau in North America and centralizes Stratasys Direct’s PolyJet capacity and expertise into one location. The PolyJet Design Center features more than 16 state-of-the-art PolyJet 3D printers, including two J55 Prime printers.
As part of the facility opening, Stratasys Direct also unveiled its new multicolor workflow that is designed to streamline and shorten the design-to-print process for PolyJet 3D printing. Previously, customers needed to submit individual files for each color, material, texture, and geometry. With the new workflow, customers can now design multi-color, multi-part designs in a single 3MF file format, which contains all the model information — textures, materials, colors, and mesh. This new workflow significantly streamlines the design and iteration process, enabling customers to save time on prototype versions and final production, ensuring parts get to market faster.
The workflow coupled with the introduction of the Stratasys J55 Prime to the PolyJet center gives designers and engineers easy access to 3D printers that can create full-color designs that integrate tactile, textual, and sensory elements for functional prototyping. Now, designers and engineers can go beyond their existing design possibilities and take their ideas from concept to reality quicker and in a more realistic style.
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