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Know Your Materials: Agilus30

By TriMech on October 25, 2018

Agilus30 is a superior rubber-like PolyJet photopolymer family ideal for advanced design verification and rapid prototyping. Get more durable, tear-resistant prototypes that can stand up to repeated flexing and bending.

With a Shore A value of 30 in clear or black, Agilus30 accurately simulates the look, feel and function of Rubber-like products. 3D print rubber surrounds, overmolds, soft-touch coatings, living hinges, jigs and fixtures, wearables, grips and seals with improved surface texture.

Printing Technology: PolyJet 

Stratasys 3D printers powered by PolyJet Photopolymers provide levels of detail and realism in their finished products that exceed other 3D printing technologies. It is the only technology with the ability to both simulate a variety of materials and engineering plastics and combine colors and material into one finished product. Their fine resolution makes complex shapes, intricate details and smooth surfaces possible. 

PolyJet 3D Printing works by jetting layers of liquid photopolymer onto a build tray and instantly curing them with UV light. The fine layers build up to create a precise 3D model or prototype. Models are ready to handle right out of the 3D printer, with no post
curing needed.

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Helpful Tips and Tricks To Remember

As with any 3D printing material, there are some important things to note when printing with Agilus30 that will help you get the most out of the material:

  • Agilus30 works best with SUP705 support. In our shop, we typically use Agilus30 with 706 Support (Soluble), but it has been observed that the material prints by far the best when used with the traditional SUP705 breakaway support material.
  • Keep temperature in mind. At room temperature, parts printed with Agilus30 have optimum elasticity. At very low temperatures, parts might become stiff and brittle, which should be considered when packaging parts and models for shipping. (Parts regain their original elasticity when warmed above 42°F/5°C.)
  • When rinsing or clearing support material, use as little water as possible. Parts printed with Agilus30 and rinsed in water may have a milky-colored surface, which disappears while drying. You can accelerate the drying process using an air blower.
  • Don’t expose Agilus30 to water for too long. It is recommended that Agilus30 matte surfaces are not exposed to water for longer than one hour, as this will weaken the material and produce less than desired performance.

Read the complete Application Note from Stratasys 

Learn more about Agilus30

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