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One of the major benefits of printing in Polyjet is the ability to print in multiple materials for a single part. This allows you to simulate overmolds, create soft touch applications, and build living hinges among many other applications.
We get a lot of questions about how to prepare files for multi-material prints, so here’s a quick guide to help you out!
When preparing your CAD model for printing in multiple materials, you want to make sure to separate your solid bodies so you can specify which body should be printed with which material. This is easily done in most parametric CAD programs and below we’ll cover the process in Solidworks as an example.
Here are the 3 steps to follow:
And that’s it – you’re all done! Now let’s take a look how this would be done specifically in Solidworks as an example.