3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), the originator of 3D printing, has announced the availability of its new 3D printing solution for investment casting professionals, the ProJet® MJP 2500 IC, which produces RealWax™ patterns in a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional pattern production. This digital foundry solution is designed to transform a centuries-old manufacturing process – enabling significant time and cost savings and creating new possibilities for the types of parts that can be cast.
The ProJet MJP 2500 IC is well suited to span production needs from the iterative, initial design phase to bridge manufacturing and low volume production. Working in a digital workflow provides complete design freedom, enabling wax patterns to benefit from topology optimization, light weighting, and part consolidation. Design files are prepared for 3D printing and managed with 3D Sprint™ software. The patterns are produced in VisiJet® M2 ICast, 100% wax material which delivers the same melt and burn-out characteristics of standard casting waxes and fits seamlessly into existing foundry protocols.
3D Systems’ MultiJet Printing (MJP) technology enables smooth surface finishes, sharp edges and fine details with high fidelity and repeatability to hold tight tolerances.