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High stiffness 3D printing

3D printed plastics and metals with a Modulus of Elasticity greater than 2 GPa.

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SLA/DLP High stiffness Materials

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.

Description

Applications
SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.
Strengths
Fine features & high detail, Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish
Weaknesses
Support marks may be visible on surface, Brittle, not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.5 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.15 mm)
Max part size
150 x 75 x 50 cm
Layer height
25 - 100

Available materials

Tough resin (ABS-like)

Tough resin (SLA) mimics the properties of ABS and produces parts with improved mechanical properties compared to standard resin. Can be used for functional parts.

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Ceramic filled Resin

Ceramic filled resin (SLA/DLP) produces parts with very high stiffness and higher detail than Tough or Durable resin. Good temperature resistance.

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Material Jetting High stiffness Materials

Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.

Description

Applications
Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.
Strengths
Multi-material capabillities, No support marks visible on surface, Smooth, injection molding-like finish
Weaknesses
Higher cost than SLA/DLP, Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
1.0 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1% (min: ± 0.05 mm)
Max part size
100 x 80 x 50 cm
Layer height
32

Available materials

Digital ABS

Digital ABS (Material Jetting) mimics the properties of ABS and produces stiff, rigid parts for engineering applications. Greater detail than Tough Resin (SLA).

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FDM High stiffness Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost, Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy, Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

Carbon-fiber reinforced Nylon

Carbon-fibre reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous carbon fibers that give extremely high stiffness and strength-to-weight ratio comparable to metal.

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Carbon filled Nylon

Carbon filled Nylon (FDM) has excellent stiffness and good temperature resistance. Ranks between standard Nylon and continuous Carbon-fiber reinforced Nylon.

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Fiberglass reinforced Nylon

Fiberglass reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous glass fibers that give high stiffness and excellent heat resistance. Ideal for high temperature applications.

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