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PolyJet Matrix Technology (PJM) 3D Printing

High Detail Multi-Material 3D Printing

Combine multiple high detail resins to create variable shore hardness parts, over molds, soft touch parts and assemblies in a single build.

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PolyJet Matrix Technology (PJM) 3D Printing

High Detail Multi-Material 3D Printing

Combine multiple high detail resins to create variable shore hardness parts, over molds, soft touch parts and assemblies in a single build.

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What is PolyJet 3D Printing?

PolyJet is one of the most versatile 3D printing solutions available, capable of producing parts with incredible precision and speed in a wide range of material properties. Parts are created by jetting microscopic thin layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray. PolyJet is the only print technology that allows you to create parts in multiple materials including soft rubber-like, rigid, clear and opaque surfaces all in one build.

Manufacture parts using PolyJet 3D Printing Services when you need to prototype rubber-like parts, over molds, soft touch parts or assemblies requiring multiple material properties or colors.

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What is PolyJet 3D Printing?

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PolyJet is one of the most versatile 3D printing solutions available, capable of producing parts with incredible precision and speed in a wide range of material properties. Parts are created by jetting microscopic thin layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray. PolyJet is the only print technology that allows you to create parts in multiple materials including soft rubber-like, rigid, clear and opaque surfaces all in one build.

Manufacture parts using PolyJet 3D Printing Services when you need to prototype rubber-like parts, over molds, soft touch parts or assemblies requiring multiple material properties or colors.

15" x 12" 

Max X/Y Build Volume

± 0.2

MM Part Tolerances

5

High Performance Materials

2-5 Day

Average Lead Time

15" x 12" 

Max X/Y Build Volume

± 0.2

MM Part Tolerances

5

High Performance Materials

2-5 Day

Average Lead Time

Materials| PolyJet Matrix

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Multi-Material

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Rubber-like

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Polypropylene-like

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Transparent

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Rigid Black

Multi Material 3D Print using PolyJet

Digital Materials

Multi-Material 3D Printing 

PolyJet technology is best known for is ability to 3D print multiple materials in a single build to create overmolds, soft touch parts & living hinges. Forge Labs prints using Connex3 technology which allows the blend of 3 unique materials: RGD450 Rigid White, Agilus 30 & VeroClear.

Rigid materials can be combined with Agilus 30 to create custom shore values between A30 - A95. Custom material hardness options are found below:

Agilus30

Shore A30

VeroClear

D86

RGD450

D80

Agilus30 + RGD450

Shore A40-A95

Material Data Sheet
Rubber 3D Printed part

Agilus 30 (Formerly TangoBlack)

Simulated Rubber

Agilus 30 rubber-like material offers a variety of elastomer characteristics with superior elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. By combining other PolyJet rigid materials with Agilius 30, you can mimic the softness of rubber along a Shore A hardness scale for a variety of modeling & prototyping applications.

Tensile Strength

3.1 MPa

Tensile Elongation

240 %

Compressive Set

7 %

Tensile Tear Resistance

4-7 Kg/cm

Shore Hardness

A30-A95 (variable)

Material Data Sheet
Transparent 3D Printed Clear Resin

VeroClear

General Purpose Transparent Parts

VeroClear via PolyJet is a highly rigid acrylic based transparent material. The material is ideal for concept models and visuals offering excellent detail visualization for applications such as light pipes & transparent enclosures. The PolyJet printing process produces highly accurate prototypes for testing fit, form and function with excellent dimensional stability and water resistance. This material can be combined with Agilus 30 and RGD450 to create multi-material 3D Prints.

Tensile Strength

53 MPa

Tensile Elongation

3-15 %

Flexural Strength

84 MPa

Impact Strength

67 J/m

Heat Deflection (@ 0.45 MPa)

51°C

Material Data Sheet
Polypropylene 3D Printed Resin

Rigur (RGD450) Rigid White

Durable Prototyping Resin 

Rigur (RGD450) is durable white rigid resin that is a great overall choice for high detail prototypes and assemblies. Rigur is more durable than other PolyJet family resins, offering superior durability and impact resistance. The increased elongation & flextural strength that Rigur provides makes it ideal for more demanding prototyping applications.

Tensile Strength

45 MPa

Tensile Elongation

35 %

Flexural Strength

59 MPa

Izod Impact, Notched

35 J/m

Heat Deflection (Postcure)

54°C @ 0.45 MPa

Material Data Sheet
High Detail Black 3D Printing Resin

VeroBlack 

Rigid Black Resin

VeroBlack is a extremely rigid acrylic based material ideal for detail visualization. VeroBlack is a highly accurate prototyping material best suited for testing fit, form and function with excellent dimensional stability and water resistance in situations where a black finish is critical.

Tensile Strength

65 MPa

Tensile Elongation

25 %

Flexural Strength

90 MPa

Izod Impact, Notched

30 J/m

Heat Deflection (@ 0.45 MPa)

50 °C

Material Data Sheet

Materials| PolyJet Matrix

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Multi-Material

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Rubber-like

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Polypropylene-like

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Transparent

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Rigid Black

SLS Nylon PA12

Digital Materials

Multi-Material 3D Printing 

PolyJet technology is best known for is ability to 3D print multiple materials in a single build to create overmolds, soft touch parts & living hinges. Forge Labs prints using Connex3 technology which allows the blend of 3 unique materials: RGD450 Rigid White, Agilus 30 & VeroClear.

Rigid materials can be combined with Agilus 30 to create custom shore values between A30 - A95. Custom material hardness options are found below:

Agilus30

Shore A30

VeroClear

D86

RGD450

D80

Agilus30 + RGD450

Shore A40-A95

Material Data Sheet
SLS Black PA12

Agilus 30 (Formerly TangoBlack)

Simulated Rubber

Agilus 30 rubber-like material offers a variety of elastomer characteristics with superior elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. By combining other PolyJet rigid materials with Agilius 30, you can mimic the softness of rubber along a Shore A hardness scale for a variety of modeling & prototyping applications.

Tensile Strength

3.1 MPa

Tensile Elongation

240 %

Compressive Set

7 %

Tensile Tear Resistance

4-7 Kg/cm

Shore Hardness

A30-A95 (variable)

Material Data Sheet
SLS Black PA12

VeroClear

General Purpose Transparent Parts

VeroClear via PolyJet is a highly rigid acrylic based transparent material. The material is ideal for concept models and visuals offering excellent detail visualization for applications such as light pipes & transparent enclosures. The PolyJet printing process produces highly accurate prototypes for testing fit, form and function with excellent dimensional stability and water resistance. This material can be combined with Agilus 30 and RGD450 to create multi-material 3D Prints.

Tensile Strength

53 MPa

Tensile Elongation

3-15 %

Flexural Strength

84 MPa

Impact Strength

67 J/m

Heat Deflection (@ 0.45 MPa)

51°C

Material Data Sheet
SLS Glass Filled Nylon

Rigur (RGD450) Rigid White

Durable Prototyping Resin 

Rigur (RGD450) is durable white rigid resin that is a great overall choice for high detail prototypes and assemblies. Rigur is more durable than other PolyJet family resins, offering superior durability and impact resistance. The increased elongation & flextural strength that Rigur provides makes it ideal for more demanding prototyping applications.

Tensile Strength

45 MPa

Tensile Elongation

35 %

Flexural Strength

59 MPa

Izod Impact, Notched

35 J/m

Heat Deflection (Postcure)

54°C @ 0.45 MPa

Material Data Sheet
Alumide 3D Printing

VeroBlack

Rigid Black Resin

VeroBlack is a extremely rigid acrylic based material ideal for detail visualization. VeroBlack is a highly accurate prototyping material best suited for testing fit, form and function with excellent dimensional stability and water resistance in situations where a black finish is critical.

Tensile Strength

65 MPa

Tensile Elongation

25 %

Flexural Strength

90 MPa

Izod Impact, Notched

30 J/m

Heat Deflection (@ 0.45 MPa)

50 °C

Material Data Sheet
 

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Design Guidelines | PolyJet 3D Printing

PolyJet Matrix Technology is an resin based 3D printing technology that deposits ultra fine droplets of resin on a build platform through multiple different inkjet-like print heads. These materials are cured using a UV light that solidifies each layer in 16 micron layers. The technology is similar to inkjet printing and allows materials to be combined together to create a number of different combinations of different shore hardness's and properties in a single build.

This design guidelines covers specific design parameters, which will need to be followed to prevent build failures from occurring. Minimum tolerances specified by our engineers ensure that your part build successfully and to the highest quality possible. Parts that do not adhere to these design guidelines may not resolve correctly, or be overly fragile when handled. 

Optimizing your design for PolyJet Matrix Technology will also help keep 3D printing costs down. Price is primarily based upon the volume of material consumed to manufacture your part. Small, thin walled parts are priced the most competitively in this technology. However, since the technology uses a support structure, hollow cavities and internal voids will be fill with support which has a significant cost associated with it in this technology.  Therefore, optimizing your designs to reduce overhangs can significantly reduce the cost of 3D Printing in PolyJet.

Forge Labs' PolyJet machines have a building volume of: 490 x 390 x 200 mm (19.3 x 15.35 x 7.9), a standard layer thickness of 28um.

Multi-Material 3D Prints require a multi-body STEP file to manufacture from.

  • Minimum Wall Thickness

    1.5 mm

  • Engraved Details

    Thickness & depth of at least 0.3 mm

  • Embossed Details

    Thickness & depth of at least 0.2 mm

  • Clearance

    0.3 mm

  • Minimum Hole Size

    0.4 mm or 3 mm for internal channels

  • Layer Height

    16 μm – 28 μm

  • Maximum Build Size

    490 x 390 x 200 mm (19.3 x 15.35 x 7.9)

  • Tolerances

    ±0.2%, with a lower limit of ±0.2 mm.

  • Surface Finish

    Parts have an ultra-smooth finish

  • Warping & Deformities

    Parts are unlikely to deform unless exposed to water or high temperatures

Download Full Design Guidelines
Design Guidelines | PolyJet Matrix

PolyJet Matrix Technology is an resin based 3D printing technology that deposits ultra fine droplets of resin on a build platform through multiple different inkjet-like print heads. These materials are cured using a UV light that solidifies each layer in 16 micron layers. The technology is similar to inkjet printing and allows materials to be combined together to create a number of different combinations of different shore hardness's and properties in a single build.

This design guidelines covers specific design parameters, which will need to be followed to prevent build failures from occurring. Minimum tolerances specified by our engineers ensure that your part build successfully and to the highest quality possible. Parts that do not adhere to these design guidelines may not resolve correctly, or be overly fragile when handled. 

Optimizing your design for PolyJet Matrix Technology will also help keep 3D printing costs down. Price is primarily based upon the volume of material consumed to manufacture your part. Small, thin walled parts are priced the most competitively in this technology. However, since the technology uses a support structure, hollow cavities and internal voids will be fill with support which has a significant cost associated with it in this technology.  Therefore, optimizing your designs to reduce overhangs can significantly reduce the cost of 3D Printing in PolyJet.

Forge Labs' PolyJet machines have a building volume of: 490 x 390 x 200 mm (19.3 x 15.35 x 7.9), a standard layer thickness of 28um.

Multi-Material 3D Prints require a multi-body STEP file to manufacture from.

  • Minimum Wall Thickness

    1 mm

  • Engraved Details

    Thickness & depth of at least 0.8 mm

  • Embossed Details

    Thickness & depth of at least 0.7 mm

  • Clearance

    0.5 mm

  • Minimum Hole Size

    1.5 mm or 3 mm for internal chanels

  • Layer Height

    60 μm- 100 μm

  • Maximum Build Size

    700 mm x 380 mm x 580 mm (27.6 x 15 x 22.9 in.)

  • Tolerances

    ±0.25%, with a lower limit of ±0.25 mm.

  • Surface Finish

    Parts are sandblasted and have a uniform grainy matte texture

  • Warping & Deformities

    Avoid large flat planes which are likely to cause warping.

Download Full Design Guidelines
Industry Advantages| PolyJet Matrix
  • Multi-Material 3D Printing

    Blend up to 3 materials at a time to create parts with different shore hardnesses, translucency and overmolds.

  • Variable Shore Hardness

    Prototype flexible parts between Shore A30 – A95 hardness. PolyJet rubber-like materials offer superior elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength.

  • Highly Accurate

    16-micron layer resolution and accuracy as high as +/- 0.1 mm. PolyJet can produce thin walls and complex geometries in a wide range of resins.

  • Smooth Finish

    PolyJet parts have an ultra smooth surface finish that is easily sanded and painted to offer an excellent aesthetic finish for visual prototypes.

Industry Advantages| PolyJet Matrix
  • Multi-Material 3D Printing

    Blend up to 3 materials at a time to create parts with different shore hardnesses, translucency and overmolds.

  • Variable Shore Hardness

    Prototype flexible parts between Shore A30 – A95 hardness. PolyJet rubber-like materials offer superior elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength.

  • Highly Accurate

    16-micron layer resolution and accuracy as high as +/- 0.1 mm. PolyJet can produce thin walls and complex geometries in a wide range of resins.

  • Smooth Finish

    PolyJet parts have an ultra smooth surface finish that is easily sanded and painted to offer an excellent aesthetic finish for visual prototypes.

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Aerospace

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Automotive

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Healthcare

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Film & TV

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Industrial Design

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Architecture

Case Studies | PolyJet Matrix

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Parts printed with PolyJet have a smooth surface right out of the printer. With only little sanding, they are ready to accept off-the-shelf acrylic paints and lacquers.

Read Case Study ->

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International Submarine Engineering needed to produce a mold for an antenna, which would traditionally be produced out of aluminum using CNC.

Read Case Study ->

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3D printing bone scans were used to show the effects of low gravity on bone density for a exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

Read Case Study ->

Case Studies | PolyJet Matrix

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Parts printed with PolyJet have a smooth surface right out of the printer. With only little sanding, they are ready to accept off-the-shelf acrylic paints and lacquers.

Read Case Study ->

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International Submarine Engineering needed to produce a mold for an antenna, which would traditionally be produced out of aluminum using CNC.

Read Case Study ->

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3D printing bone scans were used to show the effects of low gravity on bone density for a exhibit at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

Read Case Study ->