Water-Soluble Material facilitates and accelerates 3D printing.
Press Release Summary:
Available for CubeÂ® and CubeProÂ® desktop 3D printers, Infinity™ Rinse-Away dissolves in water to enable complex 3D prints with articulation, suspension, and movement — all in one print build. Water-soluble support material, made of biodegradable, corn-based plastic, is compatible with PLA plastic. Auto-generated during print prep, supports are optimized for accelerated dissolving and breakaway by soaking in water or by removing and rinsing support base.
Original Press Release:
3D Systems Introduces New Infinity Rinse-Away Support Material for Cube and CubePro 3D Printers
-- Enables a new level of desktop printing complexity through gravity-defying overhangs, real part articulation and suspension in space
-- Dissolves fast and clean with water
-- Immediately available for Cube 3 and CubePro desktop 3D printers
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has expanded its PlasticJet Printing materials to include Infinity(TM)Rinse-Away water-soluble support material for the company's flagship Cube(R) and CubePro(R) desktop 3D printers. This advanced material dissolves in water, enabling complex 3D prints with articulation, suspension and movement. Infinity Rinse-Away cartridges are priced at $49 for the Cube and $99 for the CubePro, and available immediately on Cubify and through select distributors and retailers.
Watch the Infinity material video series to see how artists, engineers and designers are using it at work and at play.
Infinity Rinse-Away soluble support material unlocks entirely new possibilities in PlasticJet Printing, making it a must-have for all 3D printer users. Clean and easy support removal allows designers and engineers to spend more time perfecting their designs and less time working around yesterday's technology limitations.
"We are thrilled to expand our desktop printing materials with the introduction of Infinity Rinse-Away soluble support material, enabling never-before-possible results from consumer 3D printers," said Peter Theran, Vice President, Global Consumer Products, 3DS. "We are excited to see the amazing things that our growing user base will do with these powerful new capabilities."
Made of biodegradable, corn-based plastic and compatible with PLA plastic, Infinity supports are conveniently auto-generated during print prep in 3DS' Cubify app as well as in the client software for CubePro. The Infinity support structures are optimized for fast dissolving and swift breakaway, either by soaking in water or by removing and rinsing the support base.
Infinity Rinse-Away soluble support material:
Unlimited complexity: Printing complex designs at the desktop has never been easier with automated and optimized support structures that enable gravity-defying overhangs and suspension in space.
Organic movement: Water-soluble supports give you the ability to print parts with movement and articulation, all in one print build.
Easy, Fast, Clean: Rinse-away supports are easy and fast to remove for a great looking, finished print. Break away and rinse with water or let the supports dissolve in a bowl for a smooth, finished print. Infinity material is safe for home drainage.
Smart Cartridge System: With an integrated, snap-in nozzle, the Smart Cartridge for Cube 3 printers enhances your print experience by making it faster, easier and more reliable. The smart chip communicates with your Cube, so you don't have to. Print with pre-loaded PLA and Infinity Rinse-Away Support material, which are all optimized to give you consistently high-quality results. The Smart Cartridge seals extend the shelf life of your materials whether you print every day or every once in a while.
Learn more about 3DS' commitment to manufacturing the future today at www.3dsystems.com and the company's consumer offerings at www.cubify.com.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS' leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS' products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
-- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
-- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
-- 3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
-- 3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
-- 3DS pioneered virtual surgical simulation (VSS(TM)) and virtual surgical planning (VSP(R)), and its leading 3D healthcare products and services help doctors achieve better patient outcomes.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry's benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.