3D Systems Corporation is launching a newly engineered material for stereolithography systems, known as Accura 48HTR Plastic, that is claimed to endure the most challenging operating thermal environments.
This rigid material, which is due to be available during the fourth quarter of 2007, is designed for operation in harsh high-temperature and high-humidity environments, making Accura 48HTR Plastic suitable for automotive and electrical applications.
With high resistance to moisture and a thermal resistance of 130 degrees C, this material is suitable for automotive under-the-hood testing, the production of parts that need long-term mechanical stability, electronic assemblies where heat is generated, and fluid flow visualisation applications.
Abe Reichental, 3D Systems' president and chief executive officer, comments: “With the introduction of Accura 48HTR Plastic, we are getting a step closer to meeting and exceeding the needs of customers in demanding functional prototyping and short-run manufacturing applications. We expect to see Accura 48HTR Plastic used in a wide variety of aerospace, industrial, electronic controls and automotive applications.”