PolyJet vs Binder Jetting 3D Printed Full-color Head Sculpture of Noblewoman

PolyJet vs Binder Jetting 3D Printed Full-color Head Sculpture of Noblewoman

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Process 3D Print, 3D Print, Support Removal, Post Curing
Material Resin, Other
Quantity 2 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 7 workdays

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About Project

Looking for a unique gift or a stunning decoration for your home? Check out our 3D-printed head sculptures of a noblewoman!

We use two different methods of printing colorful statues without extra painting: PolyJet and Binder Jetting. Both technologies can create realistic and detailed sculptures, but they have some differences.

PolyJet 3D printing technology uses PolyJet Multi-Color Resin material, which is a photopolymer that hardens when exposed to UV light. The result is a smooth and glossy sculpture with a lighter color and sharp details. You can see the fine features of her hair accessories, lips, eyes, and earrings. This option is perfect for those who want a high-quality and elegant sculpture.

Binder Jetting 3D printing technology uses CJP Fullcolor Sandstone material, which is a powder that binds together when sprayed with dyes and glue. The result is a rougher and matte sculpture with a reddish skin color and relatively vague details. This option is ideal for those who prefer a tanned skin color and have a low budget.

Both sculptures are made by FacFox’s 3D printing services, which can custom statues for people, pets, houses, etc. You can send us your photos or 3D models and we will turn them into amazing 3D printed artworks.

Solution

The process of Binder Jetting 3D printing full-color sandstone sculpture:

  • Step 1: As the default layer thickness is 0.1mm and sandstone prints have medium tolerance, the thickness of all the modeling details was examined to ensure they can all be printed out.
  • Step 2: A rolling batch left a uniform layer of sandstone-like powder. From there two printing heads passed over the batch, coloring and adhering to the object at the same time. The batch of powder then made another pass, until the object was completed.
  • Step 3: After printing, the statue was then coated with cyanoacrylate (super glue) or a different infiltrant to improve part strength and enhance the vibrancy of the colors. A secondary epoxy layer could then also be added to further improve strength and color appearance.

The process of PolyJet 3D printing full-color resin sculpture:

  • Step 1: The CAD file was imported into the slicer software. Its positioning was arranged and necessary supporting structures were added. Soluble PolyJet supports could help create complex models with no restrictions on geometry.
  • Step 2: A inkjet-type head deposited multiple droplets of Vero (white) and Agilus (black) onto the build plate, which was then cured by a UV light. After a thin layer was created, the process repeated itself by jetting additional layers until the part was fully formed.
  • Step 3: The supporting structure was removed by rinsing the model with water and isopropanol (IPA). The parts would need post-cure under UV light for optimal properties.