BASF Ultracur3D RG 3280, a new ceramic-filled resin manufactured by BASF Forward AM, has just been added to the wide range of photopolymers available for the Zortrax Inkspire 2 UV LCD 3D printer.
Ultracur3D RG 3280 is a specialty resin with ceramic fillers. After proper post-processing with the Zortrax Cleaning Station and Zortrax Curing Station, parts gain true ceramic-like properties without having to use expensive ovens.
Application of the new ceramic-filled resin with the Zortrax Powerful Trio is simple and convenient. Users will find a ready-made, calibrated profile for Ultracur3D RG 3280 in Z-SUITE, and the Inkspire 2 is specifically designed to work with special filaments and offers innovative features.
“BASF Ultracur3D RG 3280, 3D printed and post-processed on Zortrax Powerful Trio, which comprises Zortrax Inkspire 2, Zortrax Cleaning Station and Zortrax Curing Station, each validated by BASF Forward AM, features high stiffness (up to 10 GPa), excellent HDT values and Shore hardness (D) reaching 96, which is rare on the market. Despite the high content of ceramic particles, the resin has low viscosity and its sedimentation in the vat is limited, which translate into maximized ease of use and print quality”, underlines Artur Chendoszko, Resin Technology Leader at Zortrax.
Ceramic materials are used in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, robotics, electronics, metallurgy, power generation and chemicals. Ultracur3D RG 3280-printed parts feature high stiffness and electrical non-conductivity and are perfect for 3D printing objects needed for specific manufacturing processes.
“We’re glad that our cooperation with BASF Forward AM is so fruitful – we are constantly expanding our product portfolio with materials for both FDM and UV LCD technologies. It is worth noting that Zortrax is the only 3D printer manufacturer on the market with such a broad portfolio of resins by BASF which are all compatible, tested and calibrated to work with the Zortrax Inkspire 2 printer” – summarizes Natalia Jusiak, Head of Marketing at Zortrax.
More information about the Zortrax Inkspire 2 resin 3D printer and automated post-processing equipment can be found on the company’s website.
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