Multi-Material 3D Printing

Astounding realism and high throughput

The ability to 3D print parts in multiple materials at the same time is a tremendous advantage.

Eliminating Uncertainty

Physical models convey more information about the objects they represent than words, photos or computer models can possibly reveal. How does this object feel in my hand? How does it fit into its surroundings? How will consumers react to it? What’s the safest surgical approach? The more clearly and accurately a model can represent every detail, the more effectively it can stamp out ambiguity.

Production Challenges

Most physical objects, both natural and manufactured, are composed of various materials. But producing realistic multi-material models requires a multi-step process that grows more costly as additional fabrication, assembly, and finishing steps are introduced. This makes realistic and complex prototypes difficult and expensive to produce.

What’s Possible With Stratasys 3D Printing?

Multi-color, multi-material 3D printing produces highly realistic prototypes, models and learning aids. It helps you communicate ideas more clearly and identify improvements sooner by capturing fine details in a range of colors and materials.

Because additional steps like painting, post-curing and assembly aren’t necessary, you can reduce your costs – or feasibly produce realistic models for the first time.

How does it work?

At its most basic, multi-material 3D printing lets you use two or three resins in a single print job to simulate overmolding, or produce trays of assorted parts.

Dramatically expanding the possibilities, software combines several resins in specific concentrations and microstructures to produce Digital Materials that vary in translucency, rigidity, thermal resistance and color. This lets you incorporate a full range of material properties in a single print job.

Go Beyond Prototyping
Accelerate product development by 3D printing tooling, patterns, molds, jigs and fixtures. Turn out transparent gauges, non-slip fixtures, precise threading or prototype injection molds.

Fine details and smooth surfaces.
With ultra-fine 16-micron layer resolution, PolyJet technology gives you smooth surfaces, thin walls and outstanding accuracy, down to the finest detail.

Delicate features
For delicate or geometrically complex models, soluble support material dissolves effortlessly from internal voids to preserve fine features that water-jetting could miss or damage.

Efficient workflow
PolyJet models are ready to handle and use right out of the build chamber, with no post-curing needed. Plus, material hot-swapping and easy support removal mean you spend even less time attending printers and processing parts.


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