As the world’s only full color multi-material high resolution 3D printer, the J750 gives users the opportunity to create prototypes that look, feel, and operate like finished products. Our team interviewed one of our Senior Sales Engineers, to give insight into when and how the J750 works best.
Meet Mark Dewey
Meet our Senior Sales Engineer, Mark Dewey. Mark began his career at Purple in 2010 and took a brief break in 2014 to work at Stratasys. In 2017, Mark flew back to the Purple nest and is happy to be representing the most advanced technologies on the market, from Stratasys, Roland, Desktop Metal, and eviXscan. Mark loves being able to offer customers a well-rounded experience with engineers, beautiful parts, and endless additive solutions.
What industries do you see the J750 being utilized in?
So here in Southern California, we have entertainment, arts, education, medical, and consumer goods. Consumer goods use the J750 to take their product to market, faster, better, and stronger. The J750 is great for prototyping. When it’s used for production, it’s more within the medical field – creating models for training or pre-surgical planning, and things like that.
Why do you think so many people love the J750?
In a word: Realism. Not only can [the J750] provide color realism, but clarity, as well as elastomers, all in a single build, so the possibilities with the J750 are almost endless.
What are your favorite characteristics in the J750?
Well, I’ve long been a fan of PolyJet. In fact, I started out in the business selling Objet, prior to the merger [with Stratasys]. When the J750 was announced, I was extremely excited, because, frankly, it was the first all-new platform that had been brought forth in almost 15 years. So we’ve got new print heads, new hardware, and software driving everything with GrabCAD Print. The combination of the advanced print heads and the new materials that came out create a better surface finish.
J750 customers, even the ones who bought in the Beta stage, have enjoyed advancements in the two years since the J750 came out, free of charge. They purchased a printer that does x and now it does x, y, and z. There’s a lot more room for growth in this platform.
How will Pantone color matching shift the way people can use their PolyJet Stratasys machine?
Pantone color matching is going to make things a whole lot easier and more effective for customers. You know currently customers may have to do an iteration or two to get the exact color they need. This mostly arises when we have a customer that needs a high level of accuracy in their color matching. With Pantone, it will be as easy as “click” and you’ll have your perfect color-matched part.
What are the key differences between the J750 and the J735? When should someone opt for a certain machine?
Size. The amazing thing is that it’s really a matter of build size. The J750 has approximately a 20 x 16 x 8 inch build area, making it quite attractive to someone doing a lot of little parts, or one big part.
The key deciding factor between the J750 and the J735 is often budgeting. Anytime someone needs speed or the option for a larger build size, they should install the J750.
What makes the J750 unique?
One of the things I realized about the J750 early on was that with the amount of materials and the amount of nozzles driving those materials to the platform, the possibilities were literally quite endless. If we think about today’s lotteries, we typically have 5 numbers plus an extra number – so 6 numbers – and the numbers to select are 1-50. We all know that the odds of winning the lottery, or picking correctly, are astronomically low.
Well, this is similar to that setup. We have 6 materials. We have 8 channels of 192 nozzles, driving these materials. If you think about the digital possibilities with the weave of the printing and material properties derived from how those channels are driven, the possibilities are staggering. When you couple that with powerful software like Voxel Print, where you’re controlling a print down to a voxel (or a volumetric pixel level), the possibilities are astounding. As software and materials improve, the J750 has a very bright future.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the J750, please reach out to our team at [email protected]