This month’s Part of the Month was chosen by IT/Sales Administrator, Albert Moreno. Albert picked a PolyJet gear shifter knob, printed off the Stratasys J750, for its detailed and practical features.
“Being a car guy myself, this part looks extremely realistic, and I would have never known that it was 3D printed,” says Albert. The dual color and multi-material characteristics of this part make it seem as if it were created by the car manufacturer itself.
Using a blend of an elastomeric material and Vero, the J750 was able to make the hand grip look and feel exactly like leather. The main body of the handle was printed using Vero and then post-processed with high gloss to get a luxurious, wooden finish.
PolyJet 3D printers are great for printing realistic prototypes and models with their unlimited material combinations and over 650,000 color options. In the time since this gear shifter knob was printed, advancements to PolyJet have brought even more color and material options, like the J850 Prime. Albert “love[s] PolyJet technology because you can print almost anything you can think of, from medical models to consumer products. The look and practicality of PolyJet parts are unlike anything else.”
PolyJet technology is always evolving and expanding into new industries, which is why it is so exciting to work with. To learn more about your printer or material options, stop by our office or give us a call at 949.474.9222.
Meet Albert Moreno
Meet our IT/ Sales Administrator, Albert Moreno. Albert is our master of IT, in charge of making sure that everything tech-related runs smoothly. Aside from going above and beyond in maintaining our cyber security measures, he plays a huge role in aiding our sales and marketing teams. Albert’s favorite thing about working at Purple is the high-energy team he’s surrounded by.
Out of the office, Albert likes to cook, play sports, and go fishing. If you haven’t had the chance to meet Albert, make sure to stop by the office and say hello!