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Stratasys J55: The First Office Friendly Multi-color 3D Printer for Product Design

Stratasys J55: The First Office Friendly Multi-color 3D Printer for Product Design

July 22, 2020

 

Stratasys’ latest 3D printer: the new J55 multi-color office friendly 3D printer for product design, prides itself on its ease of use, boasting a three-step color 3D printing workflow – design, import, print.

Aimed at professional designers and engineers, the PolyJet system looks to produce in-house ‘enterprise-quality’ prototypes at a third of the price of industrial-grade competitors. According to Stratasys, the J55 is a smaller but equally capable counterpart to the company’s established J8 series of PolyJet machines. Full-color capabilities and intuitive operation could see the J55 setting the new benchmark for fast, high-fidelity part production.

 


 

What Makes it Special

Designers are encouraged to own their design process from start to finish. From fast concept models to quality high-fidelity models, the office-friendly Stratasys® J55™ 3D printer is an affordable option for maximum designer output. Designers can get multiple iterations of a prototype ready and available in a matter of hours, without the need for a shop operator or an external service bureau.

J55 is fully supported by GrabCAD Print software, meaning users are able to import 3MF 3D files from common CAD software such as SolidWorks and Inventor with no hassle. Remote monitoring functionality also allows print jobs to be initiated and managed from home.

 

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The New J55

Rigid, transparent, opaque, or fast draft – the J55 offers a wide range of materials to suit all your design needs. Multi-material capabilities let you load up to five materials at once and create multi-color parts in one print. With expansive options for color and texture combinations, there’s no need for hand painting.

The J55’s patented rotating build platform makes the machine extremely quiet, operating at under 53 decibels – comparable to a home refrigerator. The system’s physical footprint is as small as its audial footprint, requiring just 4.6 square feet of floor space. This leaves the J55 with a large print tray to body ratio, maximizing yield while minimizing clutter. A ProAero Air Extractor is in place to effectively filter out printing fumes, making the machine odor-free and safer for indoor use.

 

 

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Print in Pantone

When design decisions are color-dependent, the J55 provides PANTONE® validation and makes the Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors available for 3D printed models.

Color matching with Pantone is simple with the Stratasys GrabCAD Print software. By providing faster, more accurate color representation for models and prototypes, GrabCAD Print saves organizations hours that would be spent on traditional color matching processes.

 

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See your Work Come to Life

 

Texture

 

Color

 

Clear

 

 

From wood to fabric, the J55 offers a texture option to suit every design need. Virtually eliminate post-processing and upgrade the realism of your models with just a few clicks.

 

Create nearly 500,000 unique combinations, including Pantone Verified colors. Save hours of time by replacing hand-painting techniques with vibrant color finishes.

 

Realize your design ideas more fully with transparent materials. VeroClear can simulate glass and plastic in a range of tints for models that look and function like the real thing

 

Technical specifications and pricing

Below are the technical specifications for the Stratasys J55. The first batch of machines is expected to ship in September of 2020.

 

Model materials VeroCyanV, VeroMagentaV, VeroYellowV, VeroPureWhite, VeroBlackPlus, VeroClear, DraftGrey
Support materials SUP710
Material cartridge slots 5 (+ support)
Build area 71.6 inches²
Build volume 1,340 inches³
Layer thickness 18 microns
Network connectivity LAN – TCP/IP
System size 651 x 661 x 1551mm
System weight 228kg
Regulatory compliance CE, FCC, EAC
Software GrabCAD Print
Build modes High Quality Speed – 18.75 microns
Accuracy Deviation ±0.15 – 0.2% of part length

 

Norde International is the official solutions partner of Stratasys, Ltd. – a world leader brand in providing three dimension (3D) printing and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions.