Stratasys is providing customers with even more 3D printing options by introducing a new colour palette for its ASA thermoplastic and expanding its Digital Materials range.
Launched in September in just ivory and black, ASA is an all-purpose FDM material offering the best aesthetics of any FDM material available and used for the production of prototypes, manufacturing tools and finished goods. Eight new colour options now include; red, orange, dark grey, yellow, green, dark blue, white and light grey, the most colour options of any FDM material.
Compatible with the Fortus 360mc, 380mc, 400mc, 450mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems, ASA thermoplastic has been designed for use in various industries including sporting goods, outdoor tools, electrical, toys and automotive.
Over on the PolyJet side, which already offers in excess of 1,000 material options, Stratasys have introduced 20 two-component Digital Materials that combine Endur with other base materials.
Endur Digital Materials allow users to create parts using a range of grey-scale colours with rigid material options, as well as the ability to select a variety of Shore A values with flexible material options. Eight new rigid Digital Materials offer a range of six grey shades and two white shades. Twelve offer a range of Shore A values with half combining Endur with TangoBlackPlus and the other half with TangoPlus.
Launched in 2014, Endur is an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with the Objet EdenV, Objet EdenVS, Objet Connex systems, Objet30 Prime and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers. Endur offers prototyping benefits to a wide range of manufacturers in the consumer goods, household appliances, automotive parts, consumer electronics and lab equipment industries.
"By introducing Endur Digital Materials, we are giving customers more flexibility and versatility to 3D print durable prototypes," explained Boaz Jacobi, director of product management for PolyJet consumables. "It's a superior PolyJet solution for living-hinge and snap-fit applications."