Plastic Jet Printing is one of the most popular 3D printing technologies available. This is a solid-based prototyping process that involves extrusion plastic material layer by layer until the model is built and complete. A PJP system is made up of a build platform, control system and extrusion nozzle. The technology creates 3d prototypes by heating and extruding plastic material filament. The extrusion nozzle will move over build a platform in Y and X directions, drawing a cross section of the object onto the platform. After cooling and hardening, the thin plastic later binds instantly layering beneath. The base then lowers allowing the addition of next plastic layers.
Because this technology uses engineering grade thermoplastics, it is the most widely used and also affordable printing technology. Parts built from the process are durable and stronger and most are functional in testing applications. Using the technology, you can create your parts directly into polycarbonate, nylon, ABS and other materials. The thermoplastics used in PJP technology are tried and tested and are best for applications that call for toughness, environmental stability, and tolerance.
How it works
Printers running on PJP technology will basically build parts layer for layer from the bottom up through