polySpectra has recently launched the latest version of its COR Alpha, the company’s flagship material, in a new formulation compatible with desktop DLP and LCD resin 3D printers. The resin, which was previously available solely for use on 385nm wavelength 3D printers – limiting use to industrial hardware – is now available for use on 405nm wavelength systems.
“We founded polySpectra with a mission to democratize manufacturing. Today, we are very excited to announce the 405nm version of COR Alpha – which now gives engineers the ability to access the world’s most rugged photopolymers on a wide array of resin 3D printers spanning every price point,” said Raymond Weitekamp, Founder and CEO of polySpectra.
According to polySpectra, many ‘production-grade’ resins that are currently available are too brittle for demanding real-world applications – limiting use to prototyping and other less-demanding applications.
COR (Cyclic Olefin Resin) is a new family of engineering-grade materials for additive manufacturing developed by polySpectra. COR Alpha relies on ‘Nobel-winning chemistry’ to offer durability, high-impact strength, high-temperature performance, and moisture- and chemical-resistant capabilities. Satellite components, consumer products, electronics connectors, and durable tooling for injection molding are just a few of the high-value applications where COR Alpha brings notable value.
The new COR Alpha resin 405nm formulation expands the list of compatible 3D printers to include inexpensive desktop 3D printers, for the first time. R&D labs, small businesses without industrial budgets, and other users – many of who already own desktop 3D printers – now have the ability to create end-use parts, in-house.
“The only difference between a toy and a tool is what it can produce,” said Raymond Weitekamp. “Whether you are running a $250 LCD printer or a $250,000 DLP machine – COR Alpha unlocks a step-change in ROI.”
Over the next few weeks, polySpectra is expected to announce validated print profiles for COR Alpha for many specific 3D printer models, in collaboration with these hardware manufacturers, and others.