RedEye On Demand, a rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing service provider, and business unit of Stratasys Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), announced it has added cast urethane molding to its services offering. A complementary capability to its existing Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and PolyJet services, the addition of cast urethane strengthens the company’s ability to support its customers’ rapid prototyping and manufacturing needs through the entire product development cycle.
Typically used to produce durable, short-run production components quickly, cast urethane molding is suited for a range of materials for prototyping or end-use applications. A bridge between rapid prototyping and injection molding, cast urethane molding combines the durability of an FDM additive-manufactured part with the surface finish of a traditionally manufactured part.
Because of the urethanes’ ability to simulate thermoplastic material characteristics, such as heat deflection, impact strength and durometer, the technology is often used to produce parts for visual models in color and texture studies, product testing and verification, and low-volume production of fewer than 100 parts.
RedEye On Demand, by Stratasys,