When it comes to 3D Printing, Objet is continuing to set the standard when it comes to material options and flexibility. With the addition of a new High Temperature Material, this brings the choice to well over 60 different material options available for their line of 3D Printers—not to mention the transparent VeroClear, and ABS-like digital material, bio-compatible material and the rigid and opaque VeroWhitePlus. With this newest addition the actual possibility of functional testing and real world applications has broken through to an incredible new level.
High Temperature Material or (RGD525) combines two areas that are vital when it comes to testing prototypes thermal resistance and dimensional stability. As this new material is fully capable of simulating the thermal performance of engineering plastics it is ideal for testing of static parts. The High Temperature Material has an initial heat deflection temperature of 63-67 °C (145-153 °F) when removed from the printer but through some post processing it can be increased to 75-80 °C (167-176 °F).
Part of hot water central heating system
This new material can be ideal for:
Form, fit and thermal functional testing of static parts.
High-definition parts requiring excellent surface quality.
Exhibition modeling under strong lighting conditions.
Post-processing including painting, gluing, or metallization processes.
Hot air and hot water testing.
Objects that can benefit:
Moulds for Vacuum Forming
Currently the new material can be used with the Objet Connex500 and Eden500V 3D printers but there are plans to make the High Temperature Material available on additional platforms during 2012.