Solidscape, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-precision 3D modelling rapid prototyping systems worldwide.
This technology advances the state-of-the-art for computer controlled fabrication of solid models. The 3Z studio, 3Z pro and 3ZMax modeling systems reside on your benchtop or desktop surface and require no facility modifications.
Solidscape systems are marketed worldwide and designed for numerous manufacturing applications including jewellery, jet engine turbine blades, medical instruments and prosthetics, consumer goods, automotive parts, electronics and many other high-precision products.
Solidscape’s technology is based on the same process as an inkjet plotter. There are two inkjet heads, both depositing a material. One head deposits a cyan thermoplastic material (InduraCast) – similar to an investment casting wax. The other deposits a purple wax (InduraFill) that serves as a sacrificial support material for the
model and is dissolved in a mineral oil bath after the model
From files generated by using popular CAD software, the 3Z studio, 3Z pro and 3ZMax build very accurate 3D models, droplet-by-droplet (6,000 to 12,000 per second!!), layer-by-layer out of a thermoplastic material. Models produced are accurate to 1 thousandth of an inch per inch in the X, Y and Z dimensions.
The machine provides an estimated build time and the geometric volume via the ModelWorks software. Solidscape supports .stl and .slc files.
Solidscape wax is ideal for casting as there is no ash or residue contamination from the InduraCast and a negligible co-efficient of thermal expansion.