Hey guys I know this forum post is old by a few months. I thought it might be informative for you guys who are still looking to make decisions about purchasing a 3D printer. We purchased the 3d systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus about 1 year ago and have been using it at Jaycon Systems. The reason we purchased this machine was to create prototypes faster for customers so that they could give us a decision to begin their injection molding mass production products with us quicker.
We made a youtube video showing a timelapse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETiZLygllWs) the process of 3D printing with this machine. We have found the machine to be very helpful and is a very professional machine. We found the machine to have extreme high resolution. The material comes in three different colors. We work with the white material. Most of our customers prefer to use white. However black and clear are also available.
You would need to contact the distributor in order to order the material. The mjp is very superior and is a fast machine. The initial setting up and installation of the machine was done by a 3D Systems representative, they flew out to our company and set up the machine. We have always kept it in air conditioning. 3D Systems also requires the 3D printer to be on its own circuit. As well as be connected to a UPS which is a back of Battery Source to prevent any sort of disturbance with the machine electronics and 3D printing process.
The machine is expensive however it produces parts for us and makes us money, so we take care of the machine. If you’re considering getting this machine please ask me any questions I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this specific machine. We have of course used other machines such as the Form Labs printers. We upgraded from a Form 1 + to this printer and have noticed a significant increase in resolution and it has seen the difference between night and day.
Perhaps in the future I will make a video blog and posted online for people who are still considering to buy this machine. We are considering upgrading our 3D printer in the future so that means we might end up selling this machine. I hope this helps you guys answer questions. If you currently have a desktop 3D printer and have lots of problems with your desktop 3D printer, you will find that purchasing this professional printer was very helpful and helped us to be more efficient in producing 3D printed prototype parts.