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Stratasys announces enhancements and new materials for industrial 3D printing solutions

Stratasys Ltd. has announced several updates to its industrial, medical and Stratasys Direct products. The updates include an open platform for the F900 3D printer, expanded on-demand printing capabilities and a new high-performance material for the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) line. These enhancements are designed to make additive manufacturing more versatile and functional and accelerate time-to-market for new products.

The introduction of Stratasys OpenAM for the F900 provides users with a software application that allows them to modify machine controls and achieve results beyond the standard print settings. This software was already available for the Fortus 450mc printer and is now being made available for the F900, significantly expanding the functionality and material versatility of this printer.

Another highlight is the new material VICTREX AM 200, which has been specially developed for demanding industries such as aerospace and medical technology. This PEEK-based polymer is resistant to temperature, corrosion and chemicals and has excellent mechanical properties. It will be available for both the Fortus 450mc and the F900 and can be used with soluble and releasable support materials.

F-123 Series printers are getting a new way to achieve a smoother surface finish with the Carbon Fiber Visual Print Option. This option, which will be available for FDM ABS-CF10 later this month, offers a layer height of 0.005 inches and is ideal for applications where both the durability of a carbon fiber reinforced polymer and an aesthetically pleasing result are required without the need for additional post-processing steps.

The F770 printer can now print in multiple colors, including red, white, light gray, black, blue and yellow. This increases application versatility and allows parts to be delivered faster without additional painting or marking, increasing productivity.

Stratasys has also announced that Somos NeXt is now a validated material for the NEO stereolithography 3D printers. This resin offers superior strength and can be used in the automotive and consumer goods industries, as well as other applications such as prototyping, to produce durable, accurate and detailed parts.

With the launch of Parts on Demand by GrabCAD, a new integration that synchronizes the company’s software platform with Stratasys Direct, GrabCAD Print customers can access Stratasys Direct’s fleet of 3D printers. This enables larger and more complex designs, a choice of over 50 engineering materials and rigorous quality inspections.

“In making these upgrades and enhancements, we are taking and applying feedback from our customers to help them better meet their additive manufacturing needs,” said Rich Garrity, Chief Industrial Business Officer, Stratasys. “Additive manufacturing is on the cusp of a new era, where it works side-by-side with traditional means of manufacturing. Bringing new products and updates, increases our ability to become part of the manufacturing ecosystem.”

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