July 25, 2023
3D Systems debuts new materials to enhance its stereolithography (SLA) and Figure 4 portfolios—Accura AMX Tough FR V0 Black, Figure 4 Tough FR V0 Black and Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 20. These new high-performance materials are enabling production of end-use parts in industries such as automotive, aerospace, semiconductor and consumer goods, 3D Systems reports.
Flame-Retardant SLA Material
3D Systems launches Accura AMX Tough FR V0 Black. The material is also available as Figure 4 Tough FR V0 Black for use with 3D Systems’ Figure 4 platform, allowing customers to scale part sizes, according to 3D Systems. Accura AMX Tough FR V0 Black delivers enhanced part quality and resolution for SLA, the company notes. This new flame-retardant material achieves UL 94 V0 rating. The new Tough FR V0 Black material is designed for applications such as printed circuit board covers, semiconductor equipment, electrical housing, covers, hangers, brackets, and flame-retardant parts for trains and buses.
Accura AMX Tough FR V0 and Figure 4 Tough FR V0 Black are planned for general availability in the third quarter of 2023.
New Jewelry Casting Material
3D Systems’ Figure 4 Jewelry is a solution optimized for jewelry design and manufacturing workflows. The company is announcing Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 20, its latest jewelry casting material optimized for clean and easy burnout of detailed, high-resolution, accurate, repeatable jewelry patterns for direct casting. This offering is a complement to 3D Systems’ MultiJet Printing (MJP) offerings for jewelry casting. The material’s properties make it useful for production of master patterns for gypsum investment casting of all types of jewelry, and suitable for a range of precious metals. The integrated workflow includes jewelry-specific build styles in 3D Sprint, which provides design flexibility.
Figure 4 JCAST-GRN 20 is planned to be available in the third quarter of 2023.
“Materials are at the core of our additive manufacturing solutions,” says Marty Johnson, vice president, product & technical fellow, 3D Systems. “It’s imperative that we offer our customers the most advanced materials in a fully integrated system to address their unique application needs. With the introduction of these novel SLA and Figure 4 materials, we are able to deliver additional capabilities to our customers that will facilitate operation and application flexibility and accelerate their innovation.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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