Objet Launches High Temperature Material

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Objet’s High Temperature Material targets hot-air and hot-water testing applications. Source: Objet Ltd.

Objet Ltd. announced commercial availability of a new High Temperature Material (RGD525), available for use on Objet Connex500 and Eden500V 3D printers. The High Temperature Material is capable of simulating the thermal performance of engineering plastics and provides dimensional stability for static 3D models and prototypes.

According to Zehavit Reisin, head of consumables line of business for Objet, “We are very excited to release the latest addition to our growing range of materials for simulating engineering plastics. The High Temperature Material allows our customers to perform genuine thermal functional testing of 3D printed parts and prototypes. The models created in this material are more resilient in diverse environmental conditions, whether in transit or under strong exhibition lighting.”

The material’s temperature resistance — heat deflection temperature of 149 °F at 66 PSI and 176 °F with a thermal post-cure — is beneficial for thermal testing of static parts such as hot air-flow or hot water-flow in taps and faucets.

When jetted off the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer, the High Temperature Material can be simultaneously printed with Objet’s Tango family of rubber-like materials to simulate over-molded parts such as air-flow vents used in automotive, defense and household appliances.

With this new additions, the number of Objet 3D printing materials totals 68, including 51 composite materials (Digital Materials).

Objet plans to make the High Temperature Material available on additional platforms during 2012.

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