New resins are available online at DPT's instant quote system and offer advantages to industrial designers and manufacturers looking to outsource 3D printing for projects specifying TangoPlus® FullCure930, DurusWhite® FullCure430 and Digital Materials(TM).
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK / October 24, 2008 - Design Prototyping Technologies, a leading provider of rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing services, today announced the availability TangoPlus® and DurusWhite®, Objet Geometries' newest PolyJet resins. DPT's instant quote system allows design departments to request basic materials and Digital Materials(TM) fabricated by the Connex500(TM) 3-D printing system based on PolyJet Matrix(TM) technology.
TangoPlus® FullCure 930, a rubber-like resin, offers exceptional elongation at break, excellent durability and high resistance to tearing. It's well suited for designs that demand resistance to deterioration such as; gaskets, seals, hoses and athletic footwear. The elongation at break of TangoPlus® is more than double that of any other rapid prototyping material available on the market. Its Ross Flex measurement exceeds 150,000.
DurusWhite® FullCure430 offers Notched Izod Impact of 44.22 J/m and simulates the mechanical properties of polypropylene. Durus(TM) addresses a broad range of applications requiring a polypropylene-like appearance such as; medical equipment, consumer products and automotive components.
"Our expanded lineup of rapid prototyping materials that emulate the mechanical and physical properties of production materials offers advantages to engineers and designers," said Mike Rufo. "The ability to evaluate the look and feel of a final product during the earliest stages of design is critical to the success of any product development project."
The Connex500(TM) 3-D printing system is well-known for the ability to simultaneously print multi-material models, for example, over-molded keypad switches. As well as the ability to print identical parts with different materials during the same build. Additionally, the system offers Digital Materials(TM) - composite materials that are formulated during the build process and have preset combinations of mechanical properties unattainable by single materials. Rubber-like Digital Materials(TM) are available online at DPT's instant quote system in Shore A 80, Shore A 85 and Shore A 95.
DPT's composite materials are formulated with FullCure970® TangoBlack and FullCure830® VeroWhite. When used individually, TangoBlack (Shore Hardness 61 A) builds parts with a rubber-like appearance and silicon feel. FullCure830® VeroWhite (Shore Hardness 83 D) offers enhanced mechanical properties and builds durable parts that withstand bending.
"Advances in 3D printing capabilities, including material selection and online quoting capabilities, have been some of the most exciting new developments for product designers and development engineers this year," said DPT president Mike Rufo. "The ability to print the same part with different durometers during the same build allows our customers to quickly evaluate several iterations of a design concept - often in as little as just two days!"
DPT's instant quote system is located online at www.dpt-fast.com.
About Design Prototyping Technologies (www.dpt-fast.com)
DPT is a leading RP service provider of product development, rapid prototyping and manufacturing solutions. The 12,500 Sq. Ft. Syracuse-based facility contains climate controlled rooms, dedicated battery backups and regularly scheduled calibration inspections to support nine, large-format Stereolithography (SLA) machines. The company's RP capabilities include 3D printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), urethane casting, injection molding, metal casting and sheet metal services. DPT's online quote engine guarantees an immediate response to time-sensitive product development projects. DPT inspires its employees to remain focused on excellence, the highest ethical standards and the professional needs of their customers.
About Objet Geometries (objet.com)
Objet Geometries the photopolymer jetting pioneer, develops, manufactures and globally markets ultra-thin-layer, high-resolution 3-dimensional printing solutions for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing. It offers a wide range of solutions, including the market-proven Eden line of systems, based on Objet's patented PolyJet(TM) technology and the Connex500(TM), based on PolyJet Matrix technology. Objet systems are in use by world leaders in many industries, such as automotive, electronics, toy, consumer goods, and footwear industries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Japan.
Founded in 1998, Objet serves its growing worldwide customer base through offices in USA, Europe, China and Hong Kong, and a global network of distribution partners. Objet owns more than 50 patens and patent pending inventions.
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