Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3 and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers.
As a durable and flexible addition to Stratasys’ growing materials portfolio, Endur offers both high impact resistance and elongation at break, resulting in tough parts. The material also has a heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F / 54°C (HDT @ 0.45MPa per ASTM D-648-06) and has excellent dimensional stability for its material class.
These properties make the new material suitable for a range of form, fit and assembly applications, including:
- Flexible living hinges
- Moving parts
- Assembled parts
- Snap-fit parts such as those used for lids and packaging case applications.
In addition, Endur, which is available in bright white, has good surface finish for a smooth look and feel. This makes the material well-suited for prototyping household appliances, consumer goods, automotive parts and lab equipment.