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Axtra3D adds support for 3D Systems’ Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 and Figure 4 MED-WHT 10

Both materials will be available for the Hi-Speed SLA Lumia X1 in the Axtra Solutions portfolio

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Axtra3D completed the qualification process for two new functional materials, Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 and Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 from 3D Systems, for the Hi-Speed SLA Lumia X1. Both materials are immediately available for the Lumia X1.

Axtra3D’s CSO, Rajeev Kulkarni, commented, “Expanding partnerships with companies like 3D Systems allows us to create a robust material ecosystem, offering the best options in each category for our customers. The Lumia X1 stands out as a highly differentiated and versatile choice, thanks to its innovative hardware and superior materials. This supports both our Axtra Solutions and Axtra OpenAccess business models, the former provides fully optimized solutions, while the latter caters to customers experimenting with new materials and applications.”

Axtra3D adds support for 3D Systems Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 and Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 Both on the Lumia X1 in the Axtra Solutions portfolio
A part made by 3D Systems using Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10.

Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 is a rigid, black, production-grade material with game-changing thermoplastic-like mechanical properties and long-term environmental stability. The combination of this material and the HPS process of the Lumia X1 fulfills the promise of additive manufacturing with true direct digital production of plastic parts. The HPS print process enables very fast print speeds (2 to 3 inches per hour, depending on geometry), and the simplified post-processing, which includes a single curing cycle and single solvent cleaning, delivers exceptional CAD-to-final part throughput.

This high-precision resin produces parts with a smooth surface finish and excellent sidewall quality, boasting outstanding mechanical properties and long-term environmental stability. With a heat deflection temperature of 70°C, 12% elongation at break, UL94 HB flammability rating, and thermoplastic behavior in necking at the tensile breakpoint, it is an ideal material for tool-less, same-day production of motor housings, connectors, snap-fits, and automotive interiors. Our customers indicate that the combination of this material with the Lumia X1 innovations can replace injection molding or soft tooling processes for many geometries. It is available in all regions where the Lumia X1 is sold, except Japan.

Axtra3D adds support for 3D Systems Figure 4 PRO-BLK 10 and Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 Both on the Lumia X1 in the Axtra Solutions portfolio The addition of a second material to the Axtra3D portfolio, the bio-compatible, high-temperature Figure 4 MED-WHT 10 (seen in the image at the top of this article), increases the Lumia X1 material portfolio to 20 materials. This rigid white material is ideal for applications requiring biocompatibility and/or thermal resistance. It provides beautiful parts that can be sterilized and tested at high temperatures, exceeding 100°C. Capable of meeting ISO 10993-5 and -10 standards for biocompatibility (cytotoxicity, sensitization, and irritation), this material can also be sterilized by autoclave.

Initial customers have successfully applied this material with the Lumia X1 for medical devices requiring biocompatibility, sterilization, and/or thermal resistance, such as surgical drill guides, bone-fracture models, and parts requiring rigidity, high-temperature resistance, water resistance, and crisp definition.

Both materials are immediately available for order for the Lumia X1 3D Printer and come with fully dialed process profiles and further build our suite of Axtra Solutions. Axtra3D operates with two business models. and the Axtra Solutions model provides fully optimized, turnkey 3D printing solutions. Customers receive complete print profiles fine-tuned for maximum performance and reliability, supported by Axtra3D’s Applications team and quality material partners.

Thw Axtra OpenAccess model further builds on Axtra Solutions and allows customers the flexibility to experiment with new materials and applications. It supports innovation and adaptability, enabling added flexibility.

 

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