What is 3D Printing?
3D printing is an additive process that builds objects one layer at a time from the bottom up. The right technology depends on the materials, aesthetics, mechanical properties and performance you require. Learn about the technologies available from Stratasys and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
3D Printing Technologies from Stratasys
Stratasys develops and manufactures two of the most versatile and widely used 3D printing technologies available today.
FDM creates parts layer-by-layer with engineering-grade thermoplastics. FDM is often used to build complex geometries and functional parts, including prototypes, low-volume production pieces, manufacturing aids, and jigs and fixtures.
PolyJet is a 3D printing process that jets and cures thin layers of liquid photopolymer with UV energy. It is capable of printing in 16-micron layers and in multiple durometers and many colors for multi-material parts. PolyJet is an excellent option for realistic, high-resolution models and prototypes, short-run injection molds and master patterns for urethane casting.