Designers, educators and the medical community all share a common objective: design more brilliantly with truer color and touchable texture, to deliver more realistic prototypes, projects and models.
Having the right tool for the job makes all this possible, especially when that tool can save you money, make you more efficient and bring your design to life more quickly.
Additive manufacturing, widely known as 3D printing, has helped businesses, educators, health care providers and researchers improve the way they design, manufacture and perform research. 3D printing can make the impossible possible with the ability to manufacture complex parts not achievable with traditional processes such as machining or injection molding. This additive process can create models, prototypes, tools and some finished products faster and with fewer constraints.
A 3D printer won’t solve all of the world’s problems, but it can deliver unprecedented design freedom and prototypes that look and feel as real as the real thing.
Get a closer look at the Stratasys J750 3D Printer and how it makes an impact in virtually any industry and discipline.
Creating Better Products, Faster
Consumer products make up a significant portion of the world’s economic trade volume. Put another way, almost everything you touch on a daily basis, from a toothbrush to the shoes on your feet, falls under the umbrella of a consumer product.
Realism in Consumer Products
A consumer products designer needs realistic and convincing concept models and prototypes to win the customer’s approval and support for the design. She needs several models, each with different characteristics to aid the customer’s decision. The rapid prototyping manager needs to produce them for the designer in a time and cost-efficient way. Existing 3D printers offer color but some lack consistency and produce fragile models with a rough surface finish. Making several different variations of a model is also time consuming, particularly if only one version of the model can be produced at a time.
The Stratasys J750 Solution: Six-material capacity minimizes material changes and enables the creation of models with incredible realism, including texture mapping. New print heads increase the speed of production and depending on model size, several different variations can be printed in a single production run.
The capacity to load six materials into the printer means the prototyping manager can load the materials he typically uses most, minimizing the need for changes when printing a variety of models. When a change is needed, improved hardware results in less waste, saving time and material. This capability, combined with the generous tray size of the Stratasys J750, allows him to make several different models with unique qualities in a single print job. This ultimately lets him create prototypes faster and meet product development targets.
Prototyping consumer packaging is a perfect fit for the texture-mapping capability of the Stratasys J750. The ability to add labels on models and print multiple iterations simultaneously let designers make decisions more quickly and get products to market faster.
Make faster, more informed design decisions by printing multiple iterations at the same time.
Achieve the ultimate in realism through multiple materials, colors and textures, produced in a single operation.
Improving Medical Outcomes and Economics
As 3D printing technology evolves, its use in the medical field continues to grow. Medical device manufacturers, hospitals, doctors, medical researchers and educators can all benefit.
Realism in Education
A surgeon’s skills rely on practice and hands-on training for mastery of existing and new surgical procedures. However, traditional training methods don’t provide sufficient opportunities with anatomically-realistic tools to gain this proficiency in a low-risk environment. Current 3D printing technology is capable of producing anatomical models, but this technology is limited because it doesn’t offer flexible, tissue- like materials that reproduce the organs with realistic pathology and detail.
The Stratasys J750 Solution: Realistic, 3D printed anatomical training models with colored, flexible materials and hollow channels and chambers that realistically simulate actual human tissue. Faster print times reduce the time to print the models.
The ability to produce 3D replicas of human anatomy from CT and MRI scans in realistic, detailed, multi-textural material lets physicians learn and train on realistic models that accurately replicate human tissue. It allows them to practice multiple times in a realistic but no-risk setting, with models that provide tactile feedback consistent with human physiology. This enables research hospitals to maximize learning resources and helps training surgeons become proficient on delicate and state-of-the- art procedures.
Other 3D printing technologies produces colored models, but not with variable flexibility and the option for clear, translucent or opaque characteristics in the same model. With some 3D printers, the color is not consistent and the amount of post-processing is time-consuming and/or messy or involves hazardous materials.
Precise structural detail and gradual color gradients are combined on this rigid model of the human heart.
Increasing Knowledge and Understanding
Research is the fuel that powers development of the innovative products and services we enjoy today. Universities and higher educational institutions perform a significant portion of the research that forms the basis of these advances. In the U.S., 31% of the total research (applied and basic) is performed by universities, including 56% of basic research.
Research institutions need the best tools, resources and technology available, and 3D printing is a key tool that gives the educational community the power to innovate.
Realism in Education
Universities need cutting-edge technology like 3D printing for research and to attract top academic talent. However, this need is shared across multiple departments, each with different goals and objectives. This can result in piecemeal acquisition of different types of technology with different learning requirements, limiting use and widespread adoption.
The Stratasys J750 Solution: Full-color, multi-material versatility to service creative needs from art to science and the easy-to- use functionality that accommodates new and experienced users of 3D printing.
The versatility of the Stratasys J750 eliminates the need for multiple forms of technology and the requirement to learn how to use each of them. It simplifies the process of obtaining, using and maintaining these assets. It’s also a perfect solution for establishing multi-disciplinary centers that cater to diverse departments within the university. Rather than purchase and support multiple technologies to cater to various departmental needs, Stratasys J750 technology leverages the investment with the capability to service multiple departments, maximizing use and lowering cost.
These are just a few examples of how the Stratasys J750 3D Printer offers solutions to real problems and creates opportunities for improving the status quo in education, design and medical care.
Stratasys Invents 3D Printing. Again.
The Stratasys J750 3D Printer isn’t just the latest introduction in the portfolio of PolyJet 3D Printers.
It’s the first-ever full-color, multi-material system, and it addresses the frustration of designers who want realistic models but have to contend with inconsistent color results and rough finishes from current 3D printing technology. It also targets rapid prototyping managers using multiple technologies and messy processes, looking for a leaner, cleaner method to create exactly what the designer needs.
Is the Stratasys J750 right for you?
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