3D Systems has used the increasingly influential AMUG annual conference to launch the latest addition to it's MultiJet Printing range. The MJP 2500 Series looks to deliver an engineering solution suitable for in-office operation — helped by the new MJP EasyClean System, offering hands-off, chemical-free finishing without the need for waterlines or any special disposal requirements; a significant consideration in today's health-and-safety-conscious workplaces.
System beta-testers Nike reported that the new machine allowed them to print geometries previously unattainable in machines of this class, with 790 DPI in the z-axis.
Full details from 3D Systems in the full release below:
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the immediate commercial availability of the ProJet® MJP 2500 Series, the latest addition to the company’s MultiJet Printing (MJP) line of 3D printers. Designed from the ground up to deliver a productive, in-office 3D printing solution that improves and accelerates today’s engineering workflow, the ProJet MJP 2500 Series offers simple, clean operation, and easy post-processing. Providing the highest feature fidelity in its class, the affordable-yet-powerful 2500 Series enables design professionals to create precision models, prototypes and injection-molded-quality parts, without leaving the workplace.
Make Your Ideas Matter with the ProJet MJP 2500
The ProJet MJP 2500 Series delivers high part quality, versatile material options and easy on-site productivity for office-friendly operation in rigid and elastomeric options
The 2500 Series utilizes 3D Systems’ revolutionary new MJP EasyClean System, offering hands-off, chemical-free finishing without the need for waterlines or any 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, thus reducing the time and waste associated with reprinting broken parts. This allows developers to confidently test ideas faster and more frequently, shortening design cycles, lowering development costs and achieving better end products.
"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, adding even more value to our team."
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 robust and versatile VisiJet M2 materials in durable white and black plastic. These materials deliver parts with exceptional surface finish that look and feel like injection-molded plastic and enable 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.
Ideal for functional prototyping, rapid tooling and design communication, the 2500 Series is capable of printing 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.
“The ProJet MJP 2500 brings easy-to-use, professional quality additive manufacturing capabilities into any workspace, at an exceptional price point,” said Mark Wright, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 3D Systems. “We are thrilled to offer this powerful new product to help a broadening range of customers iterate faster and innovate better.”
Additional information and product specifications for the ProJet MJP 2500 Series can be found here.
The ProJet MJP 2500 will be demonstrated live at the 2016 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) at 3D Systems’ display in Midway Suite III of St. Louis Union Station, April 3-7.