Multi Jet Fusion printing consists of depositing a layer of powdered material on which injection heads will “draw” the geometry to be manufactured, using a product or melting agent instead of ink. Then, a light source will accelerate the fusion or polymerization process.
Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology does not use lasers to fuse the material. The part is “printed” layer after layer without waiting for the previous layer to fuse. By fusing together and not layer by layer, we get totally integral, solid, functional and strong parts.
This saves both time and energy consumption. Once the piece is finished, the vacuum is made, eliminating the remains of material notmelted, leaving very reduced post-processing tasks.
The advantages of Multi Jet Fusion technology can be summarized in one sentence: Functional parts in record time.
Other notable aspects of this type of printing are:
For example PA12 (nylon) or TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane)
That is, the material properties remain constant, regardless of the geometry of the design to be printed.
Thanks to the reduced granulometry, it is possible to obtain parts with very low porosity
The Multi Jet Fusion technology, by requiring little post-production, allows much faster deliveries than other 3D printing techniques.
The high resolution offers the possibility of creating several parts at the same time, being able to generate articulations between them, such as hinges, slides, etc.
Just as when we have a design on screen we speak of a pixel as the element that will determine its resolution, in Multi Jet Fusion printing, we speak of “voxel” as the factor that measures the resolution or degree of finishing of the piece.
In fact, as we mentioned before, the piece is printed by ink-jet heads (hence the multi jet) with a horizontal resolution similar to that of an inkjet printer.
The third dimension or height of the voxel, is provided by the thickness of the base material, which would be equivalent to the paper in our simile. The layers of this material can be around 80 microns. A record that will give your pieces a very high precision.
Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing allows for different properties in certain
zones thanks to the application of different chemical agents.
Besides the agent that generates the fusion of the particles, others allow to modify the roughness, the elasticity or even the degree of transparency
There are two materials available for printing parts by Multi Jet Fusion. Both are plastics widely used in various industries, with very interesting properties, while allowing their alteration through the application of the agents mentioned above.
If you need both high quality prototypes and functional parts in a short period of time, Abilista can help you. Contact us and, with a single management, you will be able to have several offers, all of them adjusted to your requirements.
Besides, this will not cost you a single euro.