Technology No. 9: PolyJet 3D printing
Inventors: Objet; Rami Bonen, Gershon Miller and Hanan Gotaiit; merged with Stratasys
Materials: Seven different materials; printer with clear transparent, high temperature and rigid opaque polypropylene-like materials -- four rigid opaque materials in a variety of colors plus transparent material (VeroClear), high temperature material (RGD525), and polypropylene-like material (DurusWhite)
Process: Similar to inkjet document printing, but instead of ink on paper, layers of liquid photopolymer spill onto a build tray, which are then cured with ultraviolet light. Fine layers build up until object is created.
Price Range: $15,000 - $750,000
Systems Sold by: Stratasys