Stratasys introduced advanced 3D printing materials for its FDM and PolyJet machines. The new FDM elastomer gives manufacturers new levels of elasticity and durability with true soluble support. Advanced colors for PolyJet enhance realism to transform legacy design and prototyping processes.
The elastomers give users the ability to design parts that can stretch or compress without losing shape. Offered across the F123 3D Printer platform and through North America’s leading service provider, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, the Stratasys TPU 92A Elastomer meets the needs of high part elongation, superior toughness, and full design freedom.
For better realism in 3D printed prototypes, Stratasys also announced a range of new materials for its J750 and J735 PolyJet 3D Printers. These enhancements include five new materials with an ability to mimic rubber, leather or plastic.
The Agilus30 White material can mirror such parts as rubber-like seals and gaskets for automakers – or vividly colored models used for prototypes in sporting goods, consumer electronic components, or toys/figurines. Mixing both rigid and soft materials, Agilus30 White produces a wide range of life-like prototypes. Agilus White creates high levels of detail for such industries as healthcare, where true white is necessary for medical devices.
VeroVivid Cyan expands the J750 and J735 gamut to more than half a million distinguishable colors – encompassing rigid to opaque, flexible and transparent. Producing vibrant colors and translucency in one print, VeroVivid Cyan and the new VeroFlexVivid engineer effective, realistic prototypes for consumer goods, packaging, and eyewear. Supported by enhanced GrabCAD Print color profiles, designers can actually “print what they see” with enhanced color accuracy.
Antero 800NA and MED625FLX
Stratasys is making its PEKK-based FDM thermoplastic – Antero800NA – available on F900 3D Printers. This material is chemical resistant, possesses ultra-low outgassing properties, and exhibits high heat resistance – for aircraft and space applications.
MED625FLX is a bio-compatible material for dental and orthodontic applications such as indirect bonding (IDB) trays and implantology case work ups. Now available on both Objet260 Dental and Objet260/500 Dental Selection 3D Printers, the material allows the direct printing of flexible IDB trays, and is built to enable orthodontists to reduce bracket placement times up to 75% and cut the cost for labs to produce by 40%.