Shapeways announced its partnership with Carbon, Inc., where Shapeways’ customers will have access to Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology and materials. The purpose is to enable small and midsize businesses easy access to innovative materials.
At launch, the materials available for Shapeways’ customers will include the following:
–Elastomeric polyurethane (EPU 40), a highly elastic tear resistant and resilient material- great for printing foam like products
–Rigid polyurethane (RPU 70), a versatile, tough and rigid material- great for consumer products, classified UL 94 HB flame resistant
–Urethane methacrylate (UMA 90), a tough, rigid resin similar to conventional SLA- used to manufacture jigs and fixtures