Printed 3D models often lack either material strength or dimensional stability. But these shortcomings are now a thing of the past with the launch of ProJet 3D printers with MJP (multi-jet printing) technology, which produces dimensionally stable, high-precision functional prototypes with an extremely high level of detail resolution and perfect edge definition. Their ease of use and minimal model finishing also make this technology a welcome addition to company design and engineering departments. Kisters AG, based in Aachen, Germany, is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to present the ProJet MJP 3600 and ProJet MJP 3600 Max 3D printers – two new ultra high-speed follow-up models.
With almost double the print speed of their predecessors and unbeatable detail resolution down to 16 micrometers, the two new kids on the block are aimed in particular at customers with demanding requirements – and not just in relation to productivity. The two printers use a special technology that accurately cools the construction material on the way to the build plate, ensuring it stays exactly in the required location in this preconsolidated state. This results in outstanding detail resolution, contour definition and surface quality. As with its predecessor, the 3600 series also uses a large permanent print head that covers the full width of the build plate. This makes the productivity of this 3D printer technology almost entirely independent of build space utilization (number of printed models per build space). Production time is virtually identical, whether two or ten components are being produced in a print operation.