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Know Your Materials: PC and PC-ABS

July 18, 2019

PC and PC-ABS materials are known for being industrial-grade thermoplastics that are widely used in the automotive, medical, electronics and telecommunication industries. Being able to combine customization, strength and heat resistance set these materials apart. 

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Know Your Materials: Specialty ABS

June 20, 2019

Stratasys ABS thermoplastic materials have been used primarily to create durable parts and prototypes. Specialty ABS materials take prototypes to a whole new level by making them functional. The increased strength, transparency and ability to be bio-compatible set these specialty ABS materials apart and allow prints to be closer to the final product. They are changing the game for many industries. 

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Know Your Materials: ABS

May 23, 2019

ABS is the most widely used polymer for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing. Take a walk down any aisle in a store and you are bound to see ABS in items that contain plastic. Consumer goods and automotive are the first industries that come to mind. Although, many industries have taken advantage of the unique combination of UV resistance, vivid colors and glossy finish that set this material apart. 

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Know Your Materials: Stainless Steel (Metal) UPDATED

March 5, 2019

Stainless steel materials are characterized by their combination of strength, hardness and corrosion resistance. They're ideal for a variety of applications such as tooling, molds and production parts. In their as-sintered state, material properties consistently meet industry standards. 

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Know Your Materials: Different Vero Options

January 22, 2019

Stratasys Vero PolyJet materials are photopolymers known and used for 3D printing parts that require smoothness and accuracy, and for their strength, stiffness and versatility. These materials are commonly used to 3D print prototypes that are as close as they can be to the final product.  Although they belong to the same family, not all of the Vero materials and types can be combined with each other. In this article we will quickly explore the complete Vero line of materials to better understand all the differences.

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Know Your Materials: VeroFlex

December 6, 2018

VeroFlex™ is a PolyJet rigid photopolymer material offering a flexibility ideal for rapid prototyping eye-wear. Get prototypes with full-part realism in a wide range of colors, textures and materials from opaque to transparent, unique to the Stratasys J735 and Stratasys J750 3D Printers.

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Know Your Materials: VeroClear RGD810

November 22, 2018

Transparent material (VeroClear™ RGD810™) 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.

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Know Your Materials: Elastomer (TPU 92A)

November 14, 2018

Thermoplastic Polyurethane 92A (TPU 92A) is a type of elastomer material - a polymer with elastic properties. The main differentiator between elastomers and rigid, or semi-rigid, polymers is resilience; TPU can stretch or compress significantly and not lose its shape. This material is renowned for high elongation, superior toughness and extreme durability. 

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Know Your Materials: Antero 800NA

November 1, 2018

Antero 800NA is a PEKK-based FDM thermoplastic. It combines FDM’s design freedom and ease of use with the excellent strength, toughness and wear-resistant properties of PEKK material. Appropriate applications include aircraft components exposed to jet fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid, spacecraft parts that demand low outgassing and chemical-resistant industrial parts.

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Know Your Materials: Agilus30

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.

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Know Your Materials: Rigur (RGD450)

October 18, 2018

Rigur  is also known as RGD450 and is an advanced simulated polypropylene photo-polymer with improved toughness, increased dimensional stability and great surface finish. Offered in a bright white color, Rigur is ideal for flexible closures and living hinges; reusable containers and packaging; and white appliances including consumer goods, household appliances, consumer electronics and automotive parts.

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Know Your Materials: Digital ABS Plus

October 11, 2018

Digital ABS Plus™ benefits from newly improved mechanical performance. Parts made with this material will have better impact strength in addition to its previously well-known attributes of high-temperature resistance, toughness and superior finish.