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Wax Printer Comparison

WaxJet 400/510 vs. ProJet MJP 2500W Plus/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 400/510 and the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500W Plus/IC.

FlashForge WaxJet 400/510

The FlashForge WaxJet comes in two different variations, the 400 (3 print heads) and the 510 (high resolution, 1 print head (replaced 410)). Output of 10kg wax patterns can be realized by a single 400 device in a single month. Over a 2x speed 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 Z resolution over its previous version. 

Tech Specs Comparison

WaxJet 400
WaxJet 510
ProJet MJP 2500W+
The WaxJet difference
Build Volume
289 x 218 x 150mm (9.5L)
288 x 200 x 100mm (5.8L)
294 x 211 x 144mm (8.9L)
+ 0.6L Increase for 400
Output (pcs/yr)
131,400 pcs
72,200 pcs
65,000 pcs
400: 2x Higher Ouput
510: 10% Higher Output
Printing Precision
XHD: 1200*1200*1600;DPI
16 μm / layer
XHD: 2900*2900*1700;DPI
15 μm / layer
XHD: 1200*1200*1600;DPI
16 μm / layer*
510 is more than 2x the X/Y resolution
Print Heads
400 has 3 Print Heads for increased output
Maintenance Cost
Lowest TCO**
Wax Cost (set)***
48% Cheaper material
Price (MSRP)
WaxJet is Lower Cost

*The newest model 2500W PLUS has ZHD mode which is 2x higher Z resolution at 8μm / layer. This cuts print speed in half. (it is recommended to compare sample parts for actual net resolution benefit)

**Fewer moving parts, less maintenance & downtime. Has remote access to assist with repairs.

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

"3D Systems" and "ProJet" are registered trademarks of 3D Systems, Inc.

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