The J55 is Stratasys’ newest edition to the PolyJet J-Series 3D printers. The machine features a rotating build platform and a compact design, perfect for any office space. From fast concept models to high-fidelity models, the J55 is an affordable option for maximum designer output. To learn more about the J55, check out some of most frequently asked questions our customers send us.
What materials are available on the J55?
The following materials are available on the J55: VeroCyan, VeroMagenta, VeroYellow, VeroPureWhite, VeroBlackPlus, VeroClear, and DraftGrey. The new VeroUltraClear is not currently available on the J55.
The J55 can print in five materials simultaneously.
Can the J55 printing materials be finished/polished after printing?
Yes, just like other PolyJet printed parts, you can finish and polish parts after printing them on the J55.
What is the largest part size that can be printed on the J55?
With its round build platform, the J55 has a printing area of 1,174 cm2. In terms of standard prints, you could fit two large models that are 140 mm x 200 mm x 190 mm on the build tray. You can print models that are longer than that; however, part positioning should be determined on a case-by-case basis.
How do you determine time to print on the J55?
Like with all Stratasys PolyJet printers, once you load the file into GrabCAD Print, you’ll be given a print time estimate.
One of the unique things about the J55, is that if you’re printing a series of parts that are lined up over the same printhead pass, no additional time is added to the print.
For example, our team printed out Purple Platypus name plates, the print time was set to one hour and seven minutes. When we added in two name plates, the time stayed the same. When we added in three name plates, the time stayed the same. This function means that the J55 offers an incredible time savings.
To learn more on how part placement impacts print time on the J55, contact our team. The only true way to determine print time on the J55 is to load the file into GrabCAD Print.
What is the machine resolution of the J55?
The resolution of the J55 is 18.75 µm or 0.007 in. It also has a 300 x 300 DPI on the x-y axis.
What is the difference between a J826 and a J55?
Both the J826 and J55 are Pantone Validated, full-color, PolyJet machines from Stratasys. The machines will help you streamline your design and prototyping process. While they both have an incredible competitive advantage, there are a few key differences between the machines; namely, build capacity and material capabilities.
The J826 has all of the characteristics of the J850, on a build platform that is about half the size. In theory, you could have two J826’s, for about the same investment as a J850, and, due to the schematics of the print process, gain about twice the amount of output.
When compared to the J55, the J826 has a significantly larger build platform and more material capabilities. Its large, seven-material capacity allows you to load your most-used resins and avoid the downtime associated with material changeover. Unlike the J55, the J826 allows you to print in flexible, rubber-like materials. If your prototype requires flexible materials, then the J826 is the right option for you.
With a revolutionary circular build platform, the J55 features the best in-class footprint to printing tray ratio on the market, which means less bulk in your office and a better yield. The compact machine was designed with an office, classroom, or studio environment in mind. The machine will fit seamlessly into your space, with minimum distractions and maximum output.
While the J55 cannot print rubber-like material, it can texturally represent many different designs.
To learn more about the differences between the machines and which is right for you, contact our team.
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From perfecting products to applying concepts learned in the classroom, the J55 can help you realize any number of design ideas. The J55 introduces a rotating print platform for outstanding surface finish and printing quality, and features multi-material capabilities and material configurations for both industrial and mechanical design.