3D Systems has announced the commercial availability of the ProJet® MJP 2500 Series, the latest addition to the company’s MultiJet Printing (MJP) line of 3D printers.
The ProJet MJP 2500 Series was designed from the ground up to deliver a productive, in-office 3D printing solution that improves and accelerates today’s engineering workflow, offering simple, clean operation, and easy post-processing.
The affordable-yet-powerful 2500 Series provides the highest feature fidelity in its class, enabling design professionals to create precision models, prototypes and injection-molded-quality parts, without leaving the workplace.
According to 3D Systems, the 2500 Series utilises the company’s 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,” the company said in a press release.
Haleigh Doremus, Rapid Prototyping Manager, Nike, a 3D Systems beta tester, said 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. It complements our current technologies and processes and allows us to print complex geometries that were previously impossible on other printers in this class,” Mr Doremus said.
“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.”
The ProJet MJP 2500 Series features two models – the MJP 2500 and the MJP 2500 Plus – each compatible with robust and versatile VisiJet® M2 materials in durable white and black plastic.
According to the company, 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.
The 2500 Series is capable of printing 790 DPI in z, or over half a billion droplets of material for every cubic inch printed, which makes it ideal for functional prototyping, rapid tooling and design communication.
The series also includes 3D Systems’ 3DSPRINT™ software, which allows for 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.”
The ProJet MJP 2500 is being showcased at the 2016 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) at 3D Systems’ display in Midway Suite III of St Louis Union Station (3-7 April).