Multi-Jet Fusion allows for printing prototype and production parts faster and at a fraction of the cost of tooling. This process is the perfect alternative to injection molding when needing low-volume production of complex parts, prototypes for function testing and small components in a matter of hours/days.
Nylon powder is laid in a thin layer across the working area and is then scanned by the material coater carriage from top to bottom.
The printing and fusing carriage with an HP thermal inkjet array and energy sources scans from right to left. Functional agents are printed in precise locations to define the part’s geometry and properties and is then scanned by the printing and fusing carriage.
After the work area is retracted, the material coater carriage scans in the reverse direction and the process is continued layer by layer until the part is completed. Once the part is completed, it is moved to post processing where it is bead blasted and finished.