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Rapid Prototyping Comparison from Quickparts

Stereolithography (SLA) MultiJet Printing
(MJP – ProJet)
ColorJet Printing (CJP – ZPrint) Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Plastic Jet Printing (PJP) QuickPlastic Cast Urethanes (Polys)
Excellent for fit and form testing.
Ideal for trade show-quality parts via painting and texturing.
Best process for water resistant materials, not waterproof.
Excellent for High Res applications with complex geometries.
Smooth surface with good impact strength.
Comparable to SLA.
Excellent for demonstration models with full color printing
Stiff with good impact strength
Ideal for durable, functional parts with a variety of applications.
Capable of producing snap fits and living hinges.
Heat and chemically resistant.
Ideal for Conceptual models, Engineering models, and Functional testing prototypes.
Good choice for high-heat applications as melting temperature is around 280°F.
Ideal for < 100 marketing samples.
Production-like attributes (surface finish, color, accuracy & material properties).
Instant Quoting Maximum Dimensions 25″ x 25″ x 21″ 11.75″ x 7.3″ x 8″ 10″ x 15″ x 8″ 28″ x 19″ x 19″ ABS: 23″ x 19″ x 23″
14″ x 16″ x 16″
25″ x 25″ x 21″
Machines Viper, SLA 7000 SLA 5000, iPro & Viper Pro ProJet HD 3000 Plus ProJet 460Plus and ProJet 660Pro Vanguard Si2 System, Sinterstation HiQ & Pro Vantage, Titan & Maxum RTV Tooling
Layer Thickness High-Resolution: 0.002″ – 0.004″
Standard Resolution: 0.005″ – 0.006″
Horizontal build layers down to 16 microns (0.0006 inches) 0.0035″–0.004″ Standard Resolution: 0.004″ Standard Resolution: 0.01″;
Minimum wall thickness is 0.02″
High-Resolution: 0.002″ – 0.004″
Standard Resolution: 0.005″ – 0.006″
Material Options ABS-Like White (Standard & High Res), ABS-Like Gray, ABS-Like Black, Rigid PC-Like (Standard & High Res), Durable PP-Like (Standard & High Res), Semi-Flexible PE-Like,  High-Impact ABS-Like, High-Temp ABS-Like, High-Temp PC-Like,  Rigid, & Technician’s Choice Translucent Amber (EX200)
and Translucent Blue (HR200)
 VisiJet PXL Nylon, Glass-Filled Nylon, Durable Nylon, & Flame-Retardant Nylon ABS, ABS-M30, ABSi, PC-ABS, ABS-M30i, PC-ISO, Ultem, PPSF & Polycarbonate  ABS-Like, PE-Like, PP-Like, Lexan-Like, Glass Filled Nylon, High Strength, & Elastomer (25A, 32A, 42A, 50A, 60A, 70A, 80A, 90A), High Temp,
RC 79D MRI Transparent, UL94V0 PP-Like, & UL94V0 ABS-Like
Finish Options Strip & Ship, Standard,  Primed, Painted,  WaterClear, & Nickel-plated Standard Finish Only Standard (Coated with ColorBond) Standard finish rougher than SLA due to base material being a powder. No special finishing due to toughness of material. Standard, Show-Quality, Light Pipe Finish, & Textures Available.
Lead Time Options Same Business Day Shipment, Next Business Day Shipment, # of Business Days from Order Date Standard (5 -7 Days) Standard (5 -7 Days) Next-day shipment, Standard (3 – 5 days), Economy (8 – 10 days) Standard (3 – 5 days) Standard (6 – 9 days for first articles, Part production: 2 – 4 parts/day)
Recommended Minimum Feature Size High-Resolution:
0.010″ – 0.015″Standard Resolution:
0.025″ – 0.035″
0.025″ .040″ 0.030″ – 0.040″ 0.025″ 0.025″


Source from: Quickparts



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