Minneapolis, MN—Stratasys Ltd., a global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced eight new colors for its ASA thermoplastic and expanded its digital materials.
Launched in September, ASA is an all-purpose FDM material used for the production of prototypes, manufacturing tools and finished goods. Adding to the previously ivory and black options, the eight new color options for ASA include: red, orange, dark gray, yellow, green, dark blue, white and light gray. The new colors were added to allow users the flexibility to create colorful parts that are UV resistant and durable.
Compared to ABS, details such as printed text and other features are said to be improved by ASA’s matte finish. ASA thermoplastic can be used by manufacturers in a variety of industries, including sporting goods, outdoor tools, electrical, toys/figurines and automotive.
Additionally, Stratasys is also expanding its PolyJet technology (which offers more than 1,000 material options) by adding 20 two-component digital materials that combine Endur with other base materials. Endur digital materials are engineered to enable users to create parts using a range of grayscale colors with rigid material options. Eight new rigid digital materials come in a range of six gray shades and two white shades.
“By introducing Endur digital materials, we are giving customers more flexibility and versatility to 3D print durable prototypes,” said Boaz Jacobi, director of product management for PolyJet consumables. “It’s a superior PolyJet solution for living-hinge and snap-fit applications.”
Announced in 2014, Endur is an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with the Objet EdenV, Objet EdenVS, Objet Connex systems, Objet30 Prime and Objet30 Pro 3D printers. Endur digital materials, available for Objet Connex 3D printers, can produce thin walls, living hinges, snap-fits and moving or assembled parts. Examples include containers, CD cases, gaskets, shoe soles or handles. stratasys.com