Shapeways has announced that it is teaming up with Stratasys to make full colour, multi-material 3D printing more accessible to designers and creators. These new manufacturing services are based on one of the world’s only full colour, multi-material 3D printers: the Stratasys J750.
The companies are bringing the full potential of the Stratasys J750 3D printer to a broader market, including customers that otherwise wouldn’t be able to use the technology due to lack of expertise, barriers to access, or economics. The Stratasys J750 enables designers and engineers to build highly realistic prototypes with streamlined design to prototype workflows – decreasing both time to market and time to revenue.
‘The vivid colours of the Stratasys J750 3D printer will enable the Shapeways community of designers, businesses, students, and artists to realise their brightest ideas and boldest ambitions in true physical form with full colour, texture mapping and colour gradients. It is exactly what our customers have been asking for,’ said Greg Kress, CEO of Shapeways.
The s J750 3D offers more than 500,000 colour combinations, highly accurate colour matching, transparent to opaque colour gradients, and advanced clear material with texture bringing to life even the finest, most delicate details. The PolyJet-driven solution creates parts that look, feel, and operate like finished products. Eliminating requirements for painting, assembly or heavy post processing, the J750 shrinks production cycles thanks to reliable and consistent printing – part after part.
Shapeways is perfectly positioned to wrap an entire workflow around Stratasys’ innovation. This includes helping design printable objects that fully utilize the printer’s capability, running the printers at scale, and delivering finished products that are ready to use or sell.
‘Since its introduction, the Stratasys J750 has driven transformation across a number of industries,’ said Pat Carey, senior vice president of Sales North America for Stratasys. ‘With Shapeways, the unmatched capabilities of the J750 will now be made available to an entirely new community of designers and creators.’