7/5/2016

Stratasys Adds Sacrificial Tooling Solution

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The combination of material and fill patterns is said to improve part quality.

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Stratasys, Inc. has come up with a solution for the creation of sacrificial tooling, a process in which 3D-printed molds are rewrapped in composite material then removed after part curing. The process enables manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively create complex, hollow composite parts. Stratasys offers a new solution in the combination of its new ST-130 material with new fill patterns now available for the Fortus 450mc and 900mc 3D printers. Together, the material and patterns provide faster dissolution, rapid build speed, better autoclave performance and improved tool quality, the company says. The new material is suitable for automotive and aerospace applications.

In other news, the company has launched two other materials: Ultem 9085 Aerospace grade filament, made to aerospace specifications, and PC-ABS, offering high durability and a smooth matte finish for the Fortus 380mc and 450mc 3D printers.

Stratasys also offers a new Fortus 900mc acceleration kit said to enable 3D printing of very large structures up to three times faster. The kit will first be compatible with ASA and Ultem 1010 materials. 

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