5/31/2017

Somos Taurus Material Enables Elevated Temperature Applications for 3D-Printed Parts

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The material's durability and heat resistance enable its use in motorsport applications.

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Somos Taurus, available from DSM Somos, is the company's latest addition to its Somos SLA material portfolio and expands its product offering for elevated temperature performance. With a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 95°C (203°F), the durable SLA material enables creating fully functional parts for applications that have more stringent high-heat requirements for prototyping or low-volume end-use parts. The material is charcoal grey in appearance giving it the look and feel of traditional thermoplastics, the company says. In addition, Somos Taurus builds quickly and is easy to process, clean and creates parts with smooth surfaces, fine features and details.

“The higher HDT of Somos Taurus allows us to expand into new applications for the automotive, aerospace and electronics markets where high temperature performance and durability are required," says Jasper van Dieten-Blom, global marketing manager Somos Materials.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has been working with Somos to optimize the material for motorsport applications. The company credits the material's durability, side wall quality and added temperature resistance with enabling its use in prototype parts for high-performance race cars. 

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