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Stratasys expands horizons for rapid prototyping with two new 3D printing materials

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Stratasys just introduced two new, very different, yet highly complementary 3D printing materials aimed primarily at rapid prototyping customers. Agilus30 is a flexible PolyJet material family  and provides new levels of tear resistance, elongation at break and tensile strength, making it ideal for prototyping delicate designs or parts that undergo repeated flexing and bending.
The material also features an improved surface texture that’s easier to clean and feels more like rubber. Because its PolyJet technology, you can also create a whole range of Digital Materials with varying Shore A values, shades and colors.

Stratasys Finally Does Carbon Fiber

At the other end of the prototyping spectrum, there is the new FDM Nylon 12CF material. This is Stratasys’ first carbon fiber-filled FDM material, providing a very high tensile strength and unprecedented stiffness-to-weight ratio. This 3D printed composite material is ideal for advanced RP functional performance testing – with the ability to replace metal prototypes or molded carbon-fiber prototypes – as well as being ideal for manufacturing-floor jigs, fixtures, tooling and end-use parts.

The first of a new Stratasys material category in ‘reinforced composites,’ FDM Nylon 12CF is a high performance composite material providing the highest tensile strength, flexural strength and best stiffness-to-weight ratio of any FDM thermoplastic in the Stratasys offering. It is made from Nylon 12 resin and 35% (by weight) chopped carbon fibers. It can be used to effectively simulate composite Nylon and metal in prototyping, tooling and end-use parts.  The FDM Nylon 12CF is available on the Fortus 450mc™ 3D Production System and is compatible with the SR-110™ support material.

The combination of both these new materials significantly expands the range of properties and performance customers can choose from when prototyping, tooling and manufacturing parts and products. The Stratasys 3D printing revolution finally took a big and long awaited step forward today.

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