VisiJet Crystal vs ‘Frosted Ultra Detail’
VisiJet Crystal is becoming a firm favourite amongst the maker community. Its ability to print particularly fine detail makes VisiJet perfect for miniatures, jewellery and anything with delicate embossing. Known as ‘Frosted Ultra Detail Crystal’ by Shapeways fans, VisiJet Crystal can be found at many hubs worldwide. We asked the community to send in snaps of their VisiJet prints. Our inbox was bursting with examples; here are a few of our favourites in this magic material…
MakeReal’s hub in Riyadh generously sent it over this awesome Beethoven bust to our Amsterdam HQ. Printed on a ProJet 3500HD Max, the print is angelic with light illuminating intricate features. Beethoven’s looking as good as he sounds in crystal!
VisiJet enables designers to print awesome ideas such as these ‘futuristic poppy’ earrings by Moscow Hub 3DPrintus, designed by artist Sonia Vaganova. Designs like these are possible in MJM printing which uses wax supports, easily melted and cleaned, to allow for seemingly impossible prints.
Amsterdam Hub Vlad has had success printing complex prototype parts like this. This part had its wax supports melted in a custom oven before swimming in an ultrasonic oil bath and later meeting a dehydrator.
Here are some top design tips from our ‘VisiJet Hubs’ to ensure stunning results:
Smallest layer height is 0.032mm (HD) and 0.016mm (HD Max). Its worth bearing this in mind when designing!
Wall height should be no lower that 0.5mm to ensure strong prints.
Unsupported wall thickness should be greater than 0.6mm.
Clearance between parts of at least 0.1mm will avoid fusing.
You can create awesome interlocking parts as the prints are UV cured!
If your print will need to withstand pressure, increase the thickness of your walls.
Position of the print is vital. Any area touching the max support material will have a translucent texture.
Print in VisiJet Crystal
If you fancy printing in VisiJet Crystal follow this link, upload your STL and pick a hub near you! (Tip: You can increase the search distance to improve results!)