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Materials

SLS Materials
DuraForm PA Plastic

Features:

  • Excellent surface resolution and feature detail
  • Easy-to-process
  • Compliant with USP Class VI testing
  • Compatible with autoclave sterilization
  • Good chemical resistance and low moisture absorption

Benefits:

  • Nicely balanced mechanical properties and processability
  • Build prototypes that withstand functional testing
  • Produce durable end-use parts without tooling
  • Create accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers
  • Machinable and paintable for demonstration parts

Applications:

  • Complex, thin-wall ductwork
  • Functional prototypes that approach end-use performance properties
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
  • Medical applications requiring USP Class VI compliance, or biocompatibility
    • Motorsports
    • Aerospace
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers and connectors
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Vehicle dashboards and grilles
  • Snap-fit designs
DuraForm HST Composite

Features:

  • High specific stiffness
  • Elevated temperature resistance
  • Good powder recycling characteristics
  • Easy-to-process
  • Excellent surface finish

Benefits:

  • Excels in load bearing applications at higher temperatures
  • Produce durable end-use parts without tooling
  • Build prototypes that withstand functional testing
  • Create accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers
  • Sandable and paintable finished part surfaces

Applications:

  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers
  • Connectors
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Functional prototypes that approach end-use performance properties
  • Parts requiring machining or joining with adhesives
  • Parts requiring stiffness
  • Thermally stressed parts

     

 

DuraForm GF Plastic

Features:

  • Excellent mechanical stiffness
  • Elevated temperature resistance
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Easy-to-process
  • Nice surface finish

Benefits:

  • Excels in load bearing applications at higher temperatures
  • Build prototypes and end-use parts without tooling
  • Create accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers
  • Machinable and paintable for demonstration parts
  • Improved isotropic shrinkage due to glass filler

Applications:

  • Housings and enclosures
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
  • Parts requiring machining or joining with adhesives
  • Complex production and prototype plastic parts
  • Form, fit, or functional prototypes
  • Parts requiring stiffness
  • Thermally stressed parts

 

DuraForm FR 100 Plastic

DuraForm ® FR 100 Plastic

Material Summary:

A halogen and antimony-free, flame retardant engineering plastic, suitable for Rapid Manufacturing of aerospace parts and parts requiring UL 94 V-0 compliance.

Application Examples:

  • Aircraft parts with FAR 25.853 (non-drip) and low smoke density and toxicity requirements
  • Aircraft cabin, compartment & cargo parts
  • Consumer products with UL94 V-0 requirements
  • Enclosures and parts for computers, business equipment and appliances
Duraform EX Black Plastic

Features:

  • Outstanding toughness
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Repeatable mechanical properties
  • Easy to process
  • Good powder recycling characteristics

Benefits:

  • Offers toughness of injection-molded ABS and polypropylene
  • Build prototypes that withstand aggressive functional testing
  • Produce durable end-use parts without tooling
  • Create accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers
  • Increase market opportunities through enhanced properties

Applications:

  • Complex, thin-walled ductwork
    • Motorsports
    • Aerospace
    • Unmanned air vehicles (UAV's)
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers
  • Connectors
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Vehicle dashboards and grilles
  • Bumpers
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Living hinges
  • Functional prototypes that require end-use performance properties
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
DuraForm EX Natural Plastic

Features:

  • Outstanding toughness
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Repeatable mechanical properties
  • Easy to process
  • Good powder recycling characteristics

Benefits:

  • Offers toughness of injection-molded ABS and polypropylene
  • Build prototypes that withstand aggressive functional testing
  • Produce durable end-use parts without tooling
  • Create accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers
  • Increase market opportunities through enhanced properties

Applications:

  • Complex, thin-walled ductwork
    • Motorsports
    • Aerospace
    • Unmanned air vehicles (UAV's)
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers
  • Connectors
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Vehicle dashboards and grilles
  • Bumpers
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Living hinges
  • Functional prototypes that require end-use performance properties
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
DuraForm Flex Plastic

Features:

  • Durable with good tear resistance
  • Vary Shore A hardness without changing material
  • Easy-to-process
  • Good powder recycle characteristics
  • Good surface finish and feature detail

Benefits:

  • Withstands repeated bending and flexing
  • Build prototypes that withstand functional testing
  • Produce durable end-use parts without tooling
  • DuraForm® FlexSeal infiltration offers array of colors
  • Polyurethane infiltration creates watertight barrier and improves burst strength

Applications:

  • Athletic footwear and equipment
  • Gaskets, hoses and seals
  • Simulate thermoplastic elastomer, cast
  • urethane, silicone and rubber parts
  • “Soft-touch,” overmolded grips
  • Parts requiring rubber-like flexibility and durability
  • Form, fit, or functional prototypes
  • Parts that require joining with adhesives
  • Complex production and prototype plastic parts
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
CastForm PS Plastic

Features:

  • Functions like foundry wax and is “foundry friendly”
  • Low residual ash content (less than 0.02%)
  • Short burnout cycle
  • Easy-to-process plastic
  • Good plastic powder recycle characteristics

Benefits:

  • Create complex patterns without welds or joints
  • Reduce lead times resulting in faster time-to market
  • Compatible with autoclaves, low-temperature furnaces, and vacuum plaster casting methods
  • Easy to assemble and repair patterns
  • Rapidly test new designs in iterative process

Applications:

  • Create patterns directly rather than through indirect methods
  • Complex investment casting patterns
    • Reactive metals like titanium
    • Low melt-temperature metals such as aluminum, magnesium and zinc
    • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Economic, low-volume production castings without tooling
  • Smaller parts can be joined to create very large patterns
  • Sacrificial, expendable patterns