Shapeways continues to roll out thrilling updates on our stock of 90+ supplies and finishes already obtainable, however with particular consideration to one in all our most versatile 3D printing merchandise: Effective Element Plastic. This versatile acrylate is very common for purchases at Shapeways, together with every thing from miniatures to 3D printed plastic grasp molds.
New choices like Effective Element Plastic in Clear Extremely and Grey function wonderful decisions whether or not you might be designing for the Shapeways Market, purchasing the hundreds of merchandise obtainable there, or importing a customized design for us to 3D print.
3D Printing with Clear Extremely Effective Element Plastic
Clear Extremely Effective Element Plastic is a superb resolution should you want a cloth much less liable to yellowing over time, in addition to one providing extra flexibility to assist forestall breakage in additional fragile 3D printing tasks like jewellery or ornamental items. This materials can be advisable for purposes requiring thinner constructions with flexibility, in addition to thicker components the place inflexible performance is critical.
Different purposes embody:
- Translucent prototypes for plastic injection molding
- Purposeful snap-fit assemblies requiring drilling, tapping, and machining
- Injection molding plastic screw bosses and threads
- Translucent move visualization and dye-tinted purposes
- Optically clear sight home windows for digital fixtures
- Microfluidics, capillary fluidics, and lab-on-a-chip merchandise
Effective Element Plastic components will also be painted simply because of the exceptionally easy, constant surfaces–excellent for smaller 3D printed merchandise requiring excessive accuracy, high quality options, and sharp edges.
3D Printing with Grey Effective Element Plastic
Providing related materials properties to Clear Extremely Effective Element Plastic, this opaque Grey serves as the right base for portray and enhancing intricate 3D mannequin particulars.
The robust visible distinction of Grey Effective Element Plastic additionally makes it ideally suited for purposeful purposes with excessive element, in addition to components that require drilling, tapping, and machining. Whereas this inflexible materials serves the identical purposes as its Clear counterpart, we additionally suggest Grey Effective Element Plastic for the next:
- Elements with floor particulars requiring distinction for simple visualization of floor element
- Opaque prototypes and a few end-use parts
- Painted enterprise and advertising collateral, fashions, and mockups
New finishes for Effective Element Plastic supplies embody:
- Grey Effective Element Plastic: 3D Techniques Visijet M2R-GRY materials at HD decision settings (800 x 900 DPI) to supply high quality particulars at 32 micron layer top.
- Clear Extremely Effective Element Plastic: 3D Techniques Visijet M2R-CL materials at UHD decision settings (1600 x 900 DPI) to supply most interesting particulars at 32 micron layer top.
We 3D print all Effective Element Plastic supplies with Materials Jetting (MJ), one in all our quickest 3D printing applied sciences, offering excessive element and dimensional accuracy, wonderful floor finishes, and aesthetics. MF know-how depends on a number of nozzles to deposit materials droplets onto the print mattress. Every layer is cured by UV warmth till the half is full, with helps eliminated in post-processing.
As a result of element tends to be a excessive precedence with Effective Element Plastic merchandise, we suggest that you become familiar with the design pointers right here.