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New Stratasys 3D Printing Material Simulates Polypropylene
Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material recently introduced by Stratasys Ltd., is suitable for a wide range of form, fit, and assembly applications, including flexible living hinges, moving parts, assembled parts, and snap-fit parts, such as those used for lids and packaging case applications
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MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel—Stratasys Ltd. recently announced that it has introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3, and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers.
As a durable and flexible addition to Stratasys' growing materials portfolio, Endur offers both high impact resistance and elongation at break, resulting in tough parts. The material also has a heat-deflection temperature up to 129°F / 54°C (HDT @ 0.45MPa per ASTM D-648-06) and has excellent dimensional stability for its material class, according to company representatives.
These properties make the new material suitable for a wide range of form, fit, and assembly applications, including flexible living hinges, moving parts, assembled parts, and snap-fit parts, such as those used for lids and packaging case applications.
Endur, which is available in bright white, features an excellent surface finish for a smooth look and feel. This makes the material well-suited for prototyping household appliances, consumer goods, automotive parts, and lab equipment, according to company representatives.
"Beta field trials showed high user satisfaction with Endur for models and prototypes of polypropylene parts," said Stratasys Product Director for Materials and Applications, Fred Fischer, in a press release. "During Beta testing, customers testing Endur acknowledged its toughness and flexibility, and they believed the material would address future needs. Due to Endur's excellent simulated polypropylene properties, testing customers were able to address a variety of applications, including moving parts, snap-fit components, and small cases and containers."
Stratasys Ltd. (www.stratasys.com), headquartered in Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel, is a major global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products and services. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJetTM 3D printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service.
Stratasys and Objet are registered trademarks, and Endur, Connex, Eden, and PolyJet are trademarks of Stratasys Ltd and or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
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