3D printer maker Stratasys is expanding its ecosystem of materials and offering customers a variety of options for 3D printing technologies and solutions. The company has now announced new materials for the Stratasys H350 and Stratasys Origin One 3D printers, as well as a new Origin Open Material License (OML) for Origin One.
The 3D printer H350 from Stratasys with SAF technology was specially developed for the mass production of ready-to-use, consistent components and to be able to individually adapt and control the production process. Initially, the H350 uses the sustainable high-yield PA11 material, which is 100% made from organic castor beans. In addition, PA12 (also known as Nylon 12) will also be available for the H350 from 2022. PA12 offers dimensional stability, chemical resistance and impact resistance. It has been used for various additive manufacturing printing technologies to produce tools, fixtures, and functional end products.
Stratasys has expanded its ecosystem of materials, there are now two new materials from Henkel for Origin One from Stratasys. Stratasys Dura56 from LOCTITE is a durable, impact-resistant photopolymer with exceptional surface quality and a low cost per kilo. The material was developed for applications with high material consumption and for functional applications where aesthetics and robustness are crucial. Dura56 is ideal for end components such as housings, components with fit features or class A surfaces.
“Together with Stratasys we are pleased to present the new material Dura56. It’s designed to meet the specific needs of Stratasys customers and provide print technicians with greater efficiency, ”said Cindy Deekitwong, global head of marketing at Loctite from Henkel, a global leader in industrial adhesive solutions. “We will continue to drive innovations together in the future and deliver high-performance photopolymers with the help of which engineers in a large number of industries can exploit the full potential of additive manufacturing for end components.”
The second material for the Origin One printer is LOCTITE 3D IND405 Clear, a single-unit, semi-rigid, transparent photopolymer resin with a smooth surface finish, good impact resistance and elongation, which is suitable for 3D printing. Components printed with IND405 can be polished to an optically transparent surface. The material can be machined, clamped, and polished and is ideal for microfluidic devices and guide covers. Its properties can best be compared to unfilled polypropylene.
Stratasys is also introducing its Origin Open Material License (OML) for the Stratasys Origin One system, which is expected to ship later this year. Origin OML’s software toolkit allows advanced print users and materials companies to develop custom workflows and new materials, test and experiment with them in beta. OML users can control light, temperature, force, speed and pressure in layers and thus have optimal control over the printing process. With the help of OML, materials companies and heavy users can accelerate iterations of material formulations and get products to market in weeks instead of years.
Article based on a Stratasys press release.