ProJet 7000 HD SLA
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The 3D Systems ProJet 7000 HD SLA printer is our near end-use production plastic printer that offers 3D Systems VisiJet SL Clear material, which is an polycarbonate-like transparent plastic featuring high-resolution detail, part accuracy and precision snap-fit assemblies. The ProJet 7000 HD printer uses a stereolithography (SLA) process, where curable photopolymer resin and an ultraviolet laser are used to build 3D models through cross-section tracing and curing, layer by layer.
The VisiJet SL Clear material can be used for a range of applications where transparent material is required and is capable of meeting the USP Plastic Class VI biocompatibility testing. VisiJet SL Clear is also suitable for investment casting.
Read ProJet 7000 Specifications
Machine - ProJet 7000 HD SLA
- Manufacturer - 3D Systems
- Printing technology - SLA (stereolithography apparatus)
- Printer type - near production quality plastic printer using epoxy photopolymer resin, cured by UV laser
- Build volume -15"x15"x10" (380x380x250 mm)
- Minimum feature size - UHD: .0009”, .024mm; XHD: .0005”, .012mm - geometry dependent
- Minimum layer (wall) thickness - UHD: .0009”, .024mm; XHD: .0005”, .012mm - geometry dependent
- Z Layer Height* - UHD: .0005", .0127 mm, 12.7 microns; XHD: .00025”, .00635 mm, 6.35 microns
- X/Y Resolution* - UHD: .0098", 0.25 mm, 250 microns; XHD: 0.0049”, 0.125 mm, 125 microns
- Build Material - VisiJet SL Clear
- Supported File Formats - STL
- Finish - glossy polycarbonate-like transparent plastic
- Support - scaffolding matrix removed by staff
*UHD - Ultra-High Definition Print Mode
**XHD - Xtreme-High Definition Print Mode
Read ProJet 7000 Job Order Procedures
Schedule a 3D Print Service appointment for job order drop-off by using our website consultation reservation system, or contact us by email specifying available dates with time frames per date.
At your appointment, please have your model file(s) on a thumbdrive as either .STL or .OBJ.
During your appointment you will work one-on-one with a LGS staff member to verify your model file(s) for printing. If file corrections are required those details will be reviewed with you so that you can make the necessary adjustments to your files. An additional appointment may be required for job order drop-off.
Once your model file(s) are verified for printing, you will be given a quote for printing charges and your job order will be submitted into our production queue. You will receive notice by email when your parts are printed and through the necessary post-processing steps for cleaning. Payment is required in full at the time of job order pick-up. Please see Payment Terms at bottom of the page for more information.
Read ProJet 7000 Staff Tips
Parts printed on the Projet 7000 will have a scaffolding support matrix on downward facing surfaces when oriented on the build tray. The support matrix leaves behind a slightly grainy surface texture after removal of the scaffolding in post-processing. It is important to consider an ideal orientation for printed parts, ahead of printing which will help minimize surface texture on the most significant areas of your print. This could include areas that need to be of a certain mechanical tolerance, or areas that must have as smooth a surface as possible.
Geometry with upward-facing surfaces that can trap excess liquid need to have escape holes for drainage, otherwise parts will have to be oriented so the "cup" is facing downward on the build tray. Trapped liquid during printing can cause failed or warped parts.
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Geometry features requiring fit testing, including closures, hinges, threading and seating for fitted parts, should be tested in smaller runs containing critical parts or specific sections of the models only. This way, smaller parts can be tested for functionality and fit ahead of the larger and more expensive final print runs.
Drainage holes may be necessary for successful post-processing of printed parts and should be planned for at the beginning of the geometry design process.
ProJet 7000 printed parts are cleaned during post-processing yet still may have a sticky feel upon pick-up. The ProJet 7000’s VisiJet SL Clear material will continue to cure naturally overtime and any residual tackiness should disappear after a few days to a week depending on the size of your print.
ProJet 7000 Pricing
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3D printing charges for the ProJet 7000 are determined by milliliter usage of VisJet SL Clear material used to complete the build and volume of support matrix needed for bed run. Job cost will vary due to build conditions, model geometry, and support scale. Price quotes are issued at the time of consultation appointment. Price examples provided are for solid models with required support.