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Wax Printer Comparison

WaxJet 400/410 vs. ProJet MJP 2500W/IC

Are you in the market for a fast and high quality production 3D printer, suitable for 100% wax jewelry or investment casting patterns? When it comes to high performance, mold-free, cost-effective, and complex design pattern solutions for direct lost wax casting, specialized 3D printers have set the standard. However, achieving a balance between cost, quality, and efficiency is key. Below we've put together a quick comparison between leading high throughput wax 3D printers: the FlashForge WaxJet 400/410 and the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500W/IC.

FlashForge WaxJet 400/410

The FlashForge WaxJet comes in two different variations, the 400 (3 print heads) and the 410 (1 print head). Output of 10kg wax patterns can be realized by a single 400 device in a single month. Over a 143% increase when compared to its closest competitor. With over 1500 units out in the field, the FlashForge WaxJet series has proven to be a frontrunner when it comes to wax pattern 3D printing for jewelry and investment casting applications.

3D Systems® ProJet MJP 2500W/IC

3D Systems is one of the pioneers of multi-jet (MJP) wax 3D printing. The ProJet MJP 2500W Plus and 2500 IC are its latest wax printer models. The 2500 IC is specifically built for general investment casting, while the 2500W Plus is for jewelry casting applications only. Both being single print head machines. Additionally the 2500W Plus has 25% faster speed and 2x higher resolution over its previous version. 

Tech Specs Comparison

WaxJet 400
WaxJet 410
ProJet MJP 2500W/IC
The WaxJet difference
Build Volume
289 x 218 x 150mm (9.5L)
289 x 218 x 150mm (9.5L)
294 x 211 x 144mm (8.9L)
+ 0.6L Increase
Output (pcs/yr)
131,400 pcs
65,000 pcs
54,000 pcs
400: 143% Higher Ouput
410: 20% Higher Output*
Printing Precision
XHD: 1200*1200*1600;DPI
16 μm / layer
XHD: 1200*1200*1600;DPI
16 μm / layer
XHD: 1200*1200*1600;DPI
16 μm / layer
Print Heads
400 has 3 Print Heads for increased output
Maintenance Cost
Lowest TCO
Wax Cost (set)**
35% Cheaper material
Price (MSRP)
410 (2500 equivalent) is 23% cheaper

*The newest model 2500W PLUS has equal output to the 410 model and ZHD mode which is 2x higher resolution at 8μm / layer (it is recommended to compare sample parts for actual net resolution benefit)

**set = 1kg part wax, 3kg support wax (price by volume for comparison)

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