Stratasys announces new materials for Origin One and H350 3D printing systems + AMFG partnership



Stratasys announced new polymer materials for the Origin One and H350, an extensive ecosystem of software partners and two users of its polymer 3D printing technology.

The announcements were made this week FAST + TCT in Chicago, where the company suggested that the product line it was exhibiting “showcased innovations far beyond our offering at the last RAPID conference in 2019”.

One of the reasons is the acquisitions of Origin and RPS, as well as the launch of Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) technology. For SAF, Stratasys announced the introduction of PA12 in 2022 to add to the 100% bio-based High Yield PA11 material initially released with the H350 platform. The PA12 material exhibits dimensional stability, chemical resistance and impact resistance. Stratasys is confident that it will be suitable for tooling, jigs and fasteners, as well as functional end-use parts.

To further strengthen the capabilities of the Origin One platform, Stratasys has announced the release of two new Henkel materials. LOCTITE’s Stratasys Dura56 is a durable, impact resistant photopolymer that is claimed to provide an “exceptional surface finish” and a low cost per kilogram. Developed to meet high material consumption applications where aesthetics and toughness are required, Dura56 is considered ideal end-use parts with mating characteristics or Class A surfaces.

“With Stratasys, we are delighted to introduce the new Dura56 material which is formulated to meet the specific needs of Stratasys customers and to provide print technicians with greater efficiency,” commented Cindy Deekitwong, Global Head of Marketing at Henkel’s Loctite. “Together, we will continue to drive innovation and deliver high performance photopolymers that will enable engineers to realize the full potential of using additive manufacturing for end-use parts in a wide range of industries. “

The companies have also teamed up to launch LOCTITE 3D IND405 Clear semi-rigid photopolymer resin, capable of providing a smooth surface finish, good impact resistance and elongation. Parts printed with the material can be polished to achieve an optically clear finish, while they can also be machined, tapped and polished. It is said to be suitable for printing microfluidic devices and guide overlays.

Meanwhile, Stratasys announced the launch of the Stratasys Origin One Open Hardware License (OML), which is a software toolkit designed to allow users to develop, beta-test, and experience custom workflows. and new materials. Scheduled to ship this year, the OML Toolkit will allow users to change light, temperature, force, speed and pressure layer by layer and give them greater control over the printing process. The company believes this product will allow materials companies and super users to accelerate the development of new material formulations and bring the products to market within weeks.

On the software side, Stratasys announced AMFG as the latest addition to its GrabCAD software partner program.

Combining AMFG’s workflow automation software with Stratasys 3D printing equipment, the partnership aims to enable greater connectivity across the workflow, streamline processes and generate higher levels. high levels of traceability and visibility. Stratasys hopes AMFG’s automated order management, routing and production planning capabilities will support its user base as it seeks to expand their application of 3D printing technology.

“The combination of Stratasys hardware, GrabCAD software and the market-leading AMES platform from AMFG is a game-changer for AM operations looking to scale through automation while increasing traceability,” overall use and quality, ”said Danny Winn, vice president of growth and innovation at AMFG. “The ability to pull data from AM systems into centralized software solutions is not only great to have, it’s critical for the future of scalable end-part manufacturing, especially in heavily regulated industries such as as aerospace and medical. ”

In addition to the new products and solutions that Stratasys showcased at RAPID + TCT, the company also revealed that Daikin applied and Prototyping the Midwest respectively use its F770 platform and its Neo 3D printing system.

Daikin Applied, a company that designs and manufactures industrial HVAC systems, uses the F770 to print end-use parts batches for HVAC cabinets with a 93% time savings compared to purchasing molded spacers by custom injection. The company also used the F770 platform to print the nozzle clams used in Daikin test chambers, which also saved time and money.

Midwest Prototyping, meanwhile, adopted a Stratasys Neo stereolithography system to “provide our customers with fast and accurate parts and prototypes, in a variety of materials and with superior surface quality, all with little post-production. treatment on our part ”.

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