Your 3-D printing system is a Multi-Jet-Printer (MJP) that produces plastic prototype parts from 3D solid Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models and through the printer client software. The parts are then generated in a rapid prototyping (RP) environment. The primary features of the 3-D printer are the user touchscreen, build chamber, material delivery module, and the waste material drawer. The back of the printer houses the power switch, internet, USB and the power cord connections.
|C||Material Delivery Module (MDM)|
|E4||Printer Power Switch|
|E5||Printer Power Outlet|
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 build platform, as well as, providing material used to produce supports required to build the 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 printpad 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 (F). The right side of the module are for two part material (black) cartridges (G). 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. Gravity pulls the waste material from the Head Maintenance Station (HMS) trough into the waste umbilical. The combined waste materials are then purged. The printhead cleaning process is invoked automatically prior to test build and parts build.
After the build is complete, the printpad and the part are then removed from the printer. A secondary operation, known as finishing, is required to provide a finished/cleaned part. Refer to your ProJet® Finisher’s Guide for more information on part processing and finishing.