Multi-Material 3D Printing

Astounding realism and high throughput

The ability to 3D print parts in multiple materials at the same time is a tremendous advantage.

What is Multi-Material 3D Printing?

At its most basic, multi-material 3D printing lets you combine two or three base resins in a single print job to simulate over molding, generate three-material prototypes, or produce trays of assorted parts in a single print job.

With more advanced systems, software combines two or three materials in specified concentrations and microstructures to produce Digital Materials with varying translucency, rigidity, thermal resistance or color. Connex3 systems can incorporate up to 46 distinct material properties or colors in a single part or mixed tray.

Multiply your benefits

Prototyping

For rapid prototyping and concept modeling, multi-material 3D printing helps you communicate ideas more clearly and identify design problems earlier. Because additional steps like painting, post-curing and assembly can often be eliminated, you reduce the time and cost of prototyping – and ultimately shorten your product development cycle.

Production

Manufacturers can further compress the product development cycle by producing multi-material tooling, patterns, molds, jigs and fixtures. PolyJet precision and the ability to mix materials can turn out transparent gauges, ergonomic non-slip fixtures, precise threading or tough Digital ABS injection molds.

Printing multiple parts and properties on a single build tray also means you’ll spend less time changing materials and loading parts, making your entire operation more productive.


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