If you haven’t already heard, Stratasys has come out with five brand new FDM and PolyJet materials this quarter. Each material serves a different and unique purpose, from withstanding extreme temperatures to printing at speeds more accelerated than ever before. In this blog post, we’ll give you a quick introduction to these materials and their varying properties.
The new FDM materials are:
- Antero 800NC03
- Diran 410MF07
The new PolyJet materials are:
Unlike some other materials, ABS-ESD7 efficiently prevents static electricity buildup. This is great because there is no reason to worry about unnecessary discharge or materials such as powders, dust, and fine particles getting trapped in the printer. With a 0.007 in. (0.178 mm) and 0.010 in. (0.254 mm) slice height on all systems, the ABS-ESD7 is available on the following printers: F370™, Fortus 380mc™, Fortus 450mc™, Fortus 900mc™, and F900™.
Antero 840CN03 is a multifaceted, high-performance thermoplastic material with an impressive list of properties, such as electro-static dissipation, temperature resistance, chemical resistance, exceptional wear properties, and ultra-low outgassing. Antero 840CN03 is ideal for highly customized production parts and functional prototypes as it can withstand intemperate conditions. It is currently available on the Stratasys F900™ with a 0.010 inch (0.254 mm) slice height.
The new Diran 410MF07 is a powerful thermoplastic that delivers a smooth, sleek surface despite its toughness and impact strength. This material is great for those in need of jigs, fixtures, and other general manufacturing aids. It is currently available on the F370™ 3D printer with 0.007 in. (0.178 mm), 0.010 in. (0.254 mm) and 0.013 in. (0.330 mm) layer heights.
With a much lower yellow index than standard VeroClear, the new VeroUltraClear offers exceptional clarity combined with strength, stiffness, and impact resistance. Look to VeroUltraClear if you are in need of concept models and prototypes for eyewear, lighting components, and the replication of glass and clear materials. It is currently available on the J835™ and J850™ with a minimum layer height of 0.00055 in.
The newest addition to the Vero family of PolyJet resins, DraftGrey, is used exclusively with Super High Speed print mode on the J850 – twice as fast as High Speed Mode. The finish of a product made with DraftGray has medium opacity with a smooth finish.