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Stratasys expands its range of materials and technologies

3D printer manufacturer Stratasys announces updates to several products in its Industrial and Healthcare Business Unit and Stratasys Direct. These include a new open platform for the F900 3D printer, more on-demand 3D printing capabilities and a new high-performance material for the Fused Deposition Modeling line.

The introduction of Stratasys OpenAM software for the F900 printer enables a significant expansion of printing capabilities. OpenAM, already available for the Fortus 450mc printer, allows users to modify machine controls to achieve results beyond the standard print settings. This gives F900 users access to new materials and expands the printer’s application areas.

“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.”

Another highlight is the new material VICTREX AM 200, which has been specially developed for demanding industries such as aerospace and the medical field. VICTREX AM 200, a PEEK-based polymer, is characterized by high temperature, corrosion and chemical resistance as well as excellent mechanical properties. It can be used with both soluble and removable support material and is available for the Fortus 450mc and F900 printers.

In addition, the F-Series will be equipped with a new Carbon Fiber Visual Print option. This option offers a layer height of 0.005 inches and creates a smoother surface texture, ideal for applications where visual appearance is critical. The F770 printers also receive an update and can now print in six new ASA colors, including red, white, light gray, black, blue and yellow. This enhancement enables a greater variety of applications and increases productivity as parts are available more quickly.

Furthermore, Somos NeXt has been recognized as a validated material for the Stratasys NEO stereolithography 3D printers. Somos NeXt is a durable resin that can be used in the automotive and consumer goods industries, as well as for other applications such as prototyping, to produce durable, precise and detailed parts.

With GrabCAD’s launch of Parts on Demand, Stratasys is offering a new integration that synchronizes the company’s software platform with Stratasys Direct. This addition allows GrabCAD Print customers to access Stratasys Direct’s 3D printer fleet and realize larger, more complex designs with over 50 engineered materials that pass stringent quality controls.

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