The three dimensional solid parts consist of two materials (support material and part material). The support material is a wax based material providing adhesion to print platform, as well as, providing material used to produce supports required to build your part.
The part material is an ultraviolet (UV) curable material. After a layer of material is deposited on the build plate, the part is exposed to a UV flash lamp. The UV energy is absorbed by the material converting a liquid part material to a solid polymer. When the build is complete, the part (consisting of the two materials) is adhered to the print platform by means of the support material).
The material delivery module consist of four material cartridge holders; the two left side holders are for the support material (white) cartridges. The right side of the module are for two part material (black) cartridges. Once materials are heated, they are fed to the printhead. Material waste is generated by two processes; cleaning the printhead array plate and planarization. The cleaning process involves purging jets and wiping the printhead array plate. The planarizer removes excess material during the print process. The combined waste materials are then periodically emptied into the waste bag. The printhead cleaning process is invoked automatically prior to starting a build.
After the build is complete, the print platform and the part are then removed from the printer. A secondary operation, known as post processing, is required to provide a finished/cleaned part. Refer to your ProJet® Post Processing Guide for more information.
ProJet® MJP 2500 Printer System
The actual area that you can print a job consists of the x-axis (left-to-right) times (x) the y-axis (front-to-back) times (x) the z-axis (max height).
|English (X x Y x Z)||Metric (X x Y x Z)|
|11.6" x 8.3" x 5.6"||294mm x 211mm x 144mm|
3D Printer System Components
Material Delivery Module (MDM)
ProJet® MJP 2500/2500 Plus
Support Material Containers 1 and 2: These containers hold the VisiJet® M2 SUP support material that is used for the build. The support material is housed on the left side of the MDM in the white receptacles.
Part Material Containers 1 and 2: These containers hold the cartridges of the VisiJet® part material, which are used to build parts on the 3D printer system. The part material is housed on the right side of the MDM in the black receptacles.
Smart Cartridge Technology: All cartridges incorporate smart cartridge technology that enables the ProJet® 2500 to verify that the user does not use the wrong material, use material incorrectly, or use empty or expired containers, ensuring the material is safe to use.
Waste Bag Receptacle
Behind the Support Material cartridges there is a waste bag receptacle area containing a disposable bag and rigid liner. The waste bag and liner will need to be changed periodically. See Changing Waste Bag Section of this manual to change waste bag.
NOTE: With every material cartridge delivered, two waste bags will be supplied. If more waste bags are required, they can be ordered separately.
Power Supply: In the rear of the printer there is an outlet to plug in the power supply cord and a switch to turn the system on. This is the only way to power the printer on from a complete shutdown state. Do not use this switch to shutdown printer. Printer should be shutdown through the UI and brought back up by toggling the power switch on the back. (A)
The following documents will help you to achieve maximum proficiency with your ProJet® 2500 .
ProJet® MJP 2500 Facility Requirements Guide
The Facility Requirements Guide details the requirements necessary to install the ProJet® MJP 2500 3D Printer. Details include the necessary facility dimensions, electrical and pneumatic resources, and any equipment that may be needed for installation. An electronic version of this document is available at http://infocenter.3dsystems.com/projetmjp2500/facility-requirements-guide.
ProJet® MJP 2500 Installation Guide
The Installation Guide details the procedures required to properly install and set up the ProJet® MJP 2500 3D Printer at the customer’s site. Only a 3D Systems Certified Field Service Engineer or a Certified Reseller is allowed to install the 3D printer system. An electronic version of this document is available at https://3dscentral.3dsystems.com.
ProJet® MJP 2500 Material and Post Processing Guide
The Material Guides detail the use of materials that have been certified for use in the ProJet® MJP 2500. Each material has its own Material Guide. Information specific to each material is included in these guides. An electronic version of this document is available at http://infocenter.3dsystems.com/projetmjp2500/post-processing-guide.
ProJet® MJP 2500 Quick Start Guide
The Quick Start Guide gives the user a quick overview of the 3D printer system and the procedure for printing a part with the ProJet® MJP 2500. An electronic version of this document is available at http://infocenter.3dsystems.com/projetmjp2500/quick-start-guide.
ProJet® MJP 2500 Global Harmonized Standards/Safety Data Sheets (GHS/SDS)
Each material has its own GHS/SDS. The user must be familiar with all information contained in these documents before handling the materials. Every material shipment includes a paper copy of its GHS/SDS.
Electronic versions of the GHS/SDSs are available on our website at http://www.3dsystems.com/support/materials/msds
3D SPRINT™ Help
The 3D SPRINT™ printer application provides a complete on-line help guide for understanding how to utilize and manage the client software used for part layout and job submission to your new printer.