Even Stronger: 3D Systems Announces Two New Elastomeric Materials for the ProJet 5500X

Your options are expanding — and getting stronger — as 3D Systems continues to steamroll ahead with new products and services for their 3D printing customer base. 3DS has also just announced that they have strengthened their still relatively new ProJet 5500X with two new materials.

These additional options should accentuate the 3D printing process even further for designers and engineers who are already enjoying the quality and expediency of the ProJet 5500X, which excels in producing large, multi-material parts all in a single build. Allowing for quality and printing of fine details, the ProJet 5500X features speed, volume, and ease for creating parts with plastic and rubber properties.

Now, users of the ProJet 5500X can look forward to two new VisiJet elastomeric materials in :

  • Black (VisiJet® CE-BK)
  • Natural-translucent (VisiJet® CE-NT)

With an emphasis on ‘flexible versus rigid,’ the new materials present users with extreme flexibility and durability, putting an end to breakage and tearing. Featuring elongation to break of up to 700%, the material can be harshly manipulated through stretching, contorting, and many different configurations under which it is guaranteed to withstand pressure without failing. With the amount of effort and complexity that go into many large scale 3D designs and prints, preventing breakage and failure is a priority, and often a challenge. … (Read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com