Stratasys introduces new 3D materials

Stratasys has added several new thermoplastic FDM materials to those available for its F900 and F370 3D printers to expand their ability to produce production-grade, custom 3D-printed tooling and parts.

Stratasys has developed Dirantm 410MF07, a nyIon-based materiaI for the F370 3D Printer.

This includes Antero 840CN03, a PEKK-based polymer for the Fortus F900. This is based on Kepstan PEKK technology from Stratasys’ strategic supplier Arkema and has been formulated to create highly customized tooling and parts with consistent electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance. It’s said to be suitable for printing high temperature- and chemical-resistant parts with low outgassing and good wear properties.

Another new material, Diran, is a nylon-based material for use with the F370 printer. It’s said to combine toughness and low friction with resistance to hydrocarbon-based chemicals and a smooth surface to offer low sliding resistance. As such it’s suitable for tooling used in manufacturing.

Stratays is now also offering its ABS-ESD7 thermoplastic for use with the F370, which had previously been limited to the more expensive Fortus printer range. It’s designed for static-sensitive applications to prevent discharge or attraction to other materials like powders, dust and fine particles. But with the F370, users will be able to produce low cost prototypes and parts as well as manufacturing tooling applications.

Adam Pawloski, Vice President of Manufacturing Solutions at Stratasys, commented: “We see growing adoption of 3D printing in production environments, yet engineers and designers struggle with thermoplastics that just can’t match the extreme requirements of manufacturing-based applications.” He added: “Our thermoplastics can remove these barriers to accelerate adoption of 3D printing in manufacturing settings, allowing users to design and create faster, while minimizing costs often associated with traditional approaches.”

You can find further details on these and other materials from stratasys.com.


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