In time for AMUG, 3D Systems has announced the commercial availability of its newest MultiJet Printing (MJP) 3D printer, the ProJet® MJP 2500 Series. The system implements 3D Systems’ own brand of material jetting technology into an office-friendly machine meant for creating precise models, prototypes, and end-parts.
What’s most exciting about the MJP 2500 is that it makes use of the company’s new MJP EasyClean System, a specialty process for post-processing without manual intervention. The machine 3D prints UV curable resin for the part itself, while a wax support material fills in gaps. Once the print is complete, the wax material is washed away, leaving only the detailed part. 3D Systems claims that the wax material is non-toxic, so there are no harsh chemicals involved. The new series is available in the form of the the MJP 2500 and the MJP 2500 Plus. While both materials can utilize VisiJet® M2, a type of black or white plastic, the Plus can also use rigid, clear plastic, as well as flexible materials.
Nike has been using the new system as a beta tester, with the company’s Rapid Prototyping Manager, Haleigh Doremus, saying of the machine, “We have been extremely impressed with the results from the ProJet MJP 2500. 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.”
If you’re at AMUG, you can see the MJP 2500 up close, otherwise, head over to the 3D Systems site here to learn more.