3D Printing for Engineering and Prototyping

MoonRay for Rapid Prototyping

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3D Printing for Engineering and Prototyping with MoonRay



Engineering and prototyping projects demand detail and accuracy.

The margin for error is razor thin, and that means you must have tools you can count on every time. When it comes to 3D printing, that means unwavering dimensional accuracy, optimal detail, and ease of use that frees you to concentrate on the end result. That is what MoonRay promises – and delivers.

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Prototyping with MoonRay:

  • Prototypes for Form, Fit, & Function
  • Scale Models
  • Lightweight Parts
  • Parts with Complex Geometries






  • Prototyping in-house with 3D printing - Moonray


    Eg. Housing (2.4 x 4.1 x 2.4 in) Made with MoonRay Outsourced to Service Bureau
    Cost to produce (US$) $3 per piece $100.00-$300.00 per piece
    Time to produce 2 hrs 2-5 days

    Prototyping in-house with 3D printing

    Utilizing 3D printing for in-house prototyping can improve both time and cost efficiency, outperforming traditional prototyping methods that are more expensive and can require weeks to produce finished parts. While 3D printing service bureaus have helped bring prototyping costs down, they can still be up to 100 times more expensive than 3D printing your parts in-house.

    Ultimately, bringing 3D printing of prototypes in-house addresses both major drawbacks of traditional prototyping methods and offers improvements in time, cost, and control over the use of service bureaus.


    Spacious Build Volume

    5" x 3.2" x 8"

    Print Tall Parts





    Superior surface finish

    3D printing has made the prototyping process simple and affordable. FDM 3D printers are most commonly used when prototyping, but they have limitations. In the images below, you can compare the same model printed with an FDM machine and with MoonRay. As you can see, MoonRay is capable of printing incredibly detailed parts with excellent surface finish. MoonRay’s print quality is similar to that of expensive, industrial SLA machines. We’ve taken that technology and made it affordable to own, cost-efficient to operate, and easy to use.


    MoonRay is capable of printing incredibly detailed parts with excellent surface finish.

    FDM vs SLA and DLP - Moonray 3D Printing

    MoonRay @ 100 microns per layer

    Typical FDM





    Amazing dimensional accuracy

    MoonRay’s high dimensional accuracy will ensure your prototyping parts are printed exactly as designed, every time. With MoonRay, you can 3D print parts that were built to tolerances for assembly purposes and be confident in the accuracy of your printed results. All of our MoonRay Resins were formulated with dimensional stability in mind, so you will not see any shrinkage or expansion of your models during the cleaning and finishing process.

    Amazing dimensional accuracy - Moonray 3D Printing





    Fast and reliable 3D printing - Moonray 3D Printing










    Fast and reliable 3D printing

    MoonRay is able to print at speeds of up to one vertical inch per hour, so you won’t have to wait long for your model to finish printing. When you’re filling up the build platform with a tall part, you can trust MoonRay to run overnight without constant direct monitoring. We designed MoonRay to be as simple and dependable as possible, without any moving parts that aren’t essential to the printing process. This simplicity allows MoonRay to keep running smoothly and reliably over time.


    Consistent and Fast Print Speed

    1 in/hr

    @100 microns per layer






    No time-consuming post processing

    We’ve made the printing process simple with our software’s advanced support-generation algorithm. Add your model, click to add supports, and then begin printing. Our support structure has been optimized to use the least material possible for 30 percent less waste than similar 3D printers. Supports printed by MoonRay are quick and easy to remove, and your printed model requires minimal post processing to achieve a perfect result.





    No time-consuming post processing - Moonray 3D Printing
    High-resolution 3D-printed prototypes - Moonray 3D Printing



    Supports printed by MoonRay are quick and easy to remove, and your printed model requires minimal post processing to achieve a perfect result.



    Production quality prototypes - Moonray 3D Printing



    Easy-to-use system - Moonray 3D Printing

    Easy-to-use system

    MoonRay was designed to be an all-in-one system that is very easy to use. Setup is simple, and our RayWare software allows you to add your model, generate supports, and start printing in only a few clicks. MoonRay can print at speeds of up to one vertical inch per hour, allowing for a fast prototyping process. MoonRay is fast, easy to use, affordable to run, and fits comfortably on any desktop, making it the ideal solution for engineering and prototyping needs.





    Standard Resins - Moonray 3D Printing Material

    Standard Resins

    MoonRay Standard Resins come in a variety of colors, including orange, white, and clear. MoonRay Resins have been formulated to stay true to the original dimensions of your model and preserve every detail. MoonRay Standard Resin in Clear is a great choice for engineers and designers, as it allows you to see all of the inner workings of your prototyped part.

    High Detail Gray Resin - Moonray 3D Printing Material

    Gray Resin

    MoonRay Gray Resin is our high-performance material with properties that closely resemble ABS. This resin is strong and durable, well-suited for creating long-lasting parts. The neutral color and excellent surface finish of this resin allow you to easily see all of the fine details on even the most complex models.




    Explore Your Options

    Two Machines to Meet Your Needs

    quality

    ModelD75

    ModelS100

    75 microns XY Resolution 100 microns
    3.75 x 2.36 x 8 in Build Volume 5 x 3.2 x 8 in
    20, 50, or 100 Microns Z Resolution 20, 50, or 100 Microns
    Up to 1 vertical inch per hour Print Speed Up to 1 vertical inch per hour
    Standard, Castable, Dental Materials Standard, Castable, Dental
    quality

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    Now you can create intricate high-quality designs, confident your models will always be perfectly rendered. MoonRay’s excellent precision and perfect surface finish guarantee you’ll be able to make the quality pieces you are looking to produce. MoonRay gives you quality, intricacy, and ultra-fast print speed--an unbeatable combination.

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