Objet Geometries is releasing Tangoblackplus, a new material that allows designers and manufacturers to create high-quality parts that more closely resemble a broad range of rubber products. The material allows for a shorter finishing process, thereby empowering users to accelerate time-to-market.
Tangoblackplus expands Objet's Tango family of materials, which the company claims is the only full offering of materials with rubber-like characteristics including flexibility, durability, exceptional elongation at break and high resistance to tearing.
Tangoblackplus builds on the same combination of mechanical properties in Objet's novel Tangoplus, Fullcure930 material, which was released in 2007. Black in colour, it reduces the time required to create models of items such as products in the automotive market, defence industry and shoes, which designers previously painted black after printing. Like other Tango materials, it will also aid the development of soft-touch grips, handles, gaskets and seals, among other items.
David Reis, CEO of Objet Geometries, comments: "Tangoblackplus was created to fill a need among Objet customers, and represents our full commitment to their long-term success. By offering companies the added benefit of simulating the look, feel and function of rubber products, we are offering them the ability to move products to market faster."
Tangoblackplus can be ordered under the Fullcure 980 catalogue number and is supported by the Eden professional line of 3D printing systems (Eden260V, Eden350, Eden350V, Eden500V), as well as the Connex family, which Objet describes as 'the only multi material family of 3D printers capable of printing multi-material, multi-part designs.'
Objet is simultaneously launching a new digital material pack for the Connex family that is based on Tangoblackplus. This pack will enable the printing of parts more suitable than ever for product-design testing.
For more information, visit www.objet.com