Compact Ink-Jet Rapid Prototyping System

A new compact photopolymer jetting system reportedly produces rapid prototypes that have excellent surface smoothness and a very high resolution of 0.0006 in.

A new compact photopolymer jetting system reportedly produces rapid prototypes that have excellent surface smoothness and a very high resolution of 0.0006 in. Made by Israel’s Objet Geometries, it is available here from Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis. Like its larger predecessor, the Polyjet Eden333, the Polyjet Eden260 ($99,000) is a high-speed jetting system that fully cures the modeling material with uv light during the modeling process. The liquid resin comes in sealed cartridges. The Eden260 is suitable for in-office prototyping and measures only 34 x 29 x 47 in. Its build envelope is 10 x 9.6 x 7.9 in. The software runs on Windows NT, 2000, or XP.