In the age of digital advancement, Stratasys Ltd, a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, is setting new standards in materials science. With the introduction of four new P3 materials and the further development of its Kimya PC-FR and FDM HIPS-validated materials for the F900 printer, the company announces a significant expansion of its product range.
These material innovations promise to expand the application areas of 3D printing and multiply the material options in the market. Somos WeatherX 100 is a material that is characterized by weather resistance and is therefore predestined for use in vehicle interiors or motorcycle components. The SAE standard conformity guarantees reliable test data with regard to weather resistance, durability and dimensional accuracy.
Furthermore, Somos PerFORM HW complements the range with a ceramic-filled material that is characterized by high abrasion and temperature resistance and is particularly suitable for the production of injection moulds or rigid devices. With P3 Deflect 190 ESD, Stratasys, in cooperation with Henkel, is presenting a special resin for the additive manufacturing of assembly aids and housings in electronics and general manufacturing, which combines high rigidity with a heat deflection temperature of 190°C and electrostatic dissipative properties.
The portfolio is rounded off by P3 Stretch 80, an elastomeric prototype resin developed in collaboration with Forward AM from BASF, which is intended for soft or flexible parts such as seals, handles and masking and represents a cost-effective alternative to conventional polyurethanes or TPU.
Stratasys is also simplifying workflows by integrating an automatic support generation function into the GrabCAD Print software for the Origin One. Users can choose from pre-defined support profiles or customize them for improved workflow control.
The Stratasys F900 platform also benefits from new features: Two new materials and eight new colors for ULTEM, PC and PC-ABS expand the range and create added value. Kimya PC-FR is a flame-retardant polycarbonate that meets EN45545 requirements for rail applications, while FDM HIPS is an affordable, impact-resistant polystyrene material.
“Expanding our portfolio of validated materials offers our customers the additional choices needed to address a broader range of applications to produce at scale,” said Stratasys CEO Dr. Yoav Zeif. “As additive manufacturing continues to enjoy growth, there is no limit to what is possible with 3D printing, and we are pleased to be able to deliver on this promise to our customers.”