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Know Your Materials: VeroClear RGD810

By TriMech on November 22, 2018

Transparent material (VeroClearâ„¢ RGD810â„¢) is a rigid, nearly colorless material featuring proven dimensional stability for general purpose, fine-detail model building and visual simulation of transparent thermoplastics such as PMMA.

Combined with rubber-like or color materials, VeroClear (RGD810) can produce models with unique material combinations, opacities, hues and hardness.

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.

>> Compare PolyJet printers that can use this material

Helpful Tips and Tricks To Remember

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

  • Traces of previous materials affect the clarity of VeroClear. Before printing with VeroClear, replace one or both of the currently installed cartridges with a VeroClear cartridge. Run the Material/Resin Replacement Wizard and select the flushing option appropriate for your printer.
  •  Before printing with VeroClear, clean the print heads, wiper, and roller waste collector thoroughly. This ensures that traces of previous materials (lines, spots, etc.) do not appear in the VeroClear part.
  • Polishing VeroClear parts improves their clarity. Applying a coat of clear lacquer gives parts a shine and protects their surfaces
  • Parts printed with VeroClear have a slightly yellow tint when removed from the printer. This is especially true for parts printed with a glossy finish. Using a photobleaching could speed up the removal process. Within six hours of exposure, there is a tint reduction of approximately 70%. After 24 hours, there is tint reduction of 90%.

>> Read the complete Application Note from Stratasys 

Learn more about VeroClear (RGD810)

This article is just an meant as an introduction to this material. For additional details and  specifics about all that is can do, take a look at some of our related content:

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