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The Ink Jet Printing technology is also sometimes called Ballistic Particle Manufacturing. Other systems providers use considerably different techniques, but they all rely on squirting a build material in a liquid or melted state which cools or otherwise hardens to form a solid on impact. One example of the technology variations available in these so-called phase change inkjets is provided by 3D Systems. This company produces an inkjet machine, called the ThermoJet Modeler (formerly Actua), ...

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