EnvisionTEC Announces HTM140
EnvisionTEC now offers HTM140 High Temperature Mould Material, which the company says will dramatically change 3D printing capabilities for manufacturers. With a heat deflection temperature of 140Â°C straight out of the machine, high-definition parts printed in HTM140 can be directly vulcanised in rubber, eliminating the need for a metal master, says the company. It is designed to withstand both the heat and pressure of vulcanising the model in rubber with high detail and no loss of dimensional stability. It can also be used in a variety of applications that require thermal resistance such as items to be metallised or tested for hot air and hot water applications.
To add to its versatility, another use is for making tools for small run injection moulding. The biggest advantage is its build time "” reportedly depositing one inch in under 90 minutes at 35 micron resolution in Z. This material is available for all EnvisionTEC Perfactory and ULTRA models (software required).