Remote control prototype 3D printed in Ivory Digital ABS2
Stratasys Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping, and production, has launched debuted the second generation of its Digital ABS material, named Digital ABS2.
The new material, designed for Stratasys PolyJet 3D Printers, is designed to enable users to produce thin-walled models with high dimensional stability. The material is said to be ideal for small appliance, electronics and injection mould applications and is now available in ivory in addition to the existing green colour.
Enhanced software is said to increase the material’s rigidity, durability and functionality of thin wall elements. This is aimed at improving form, fit and assembly for prototyping or production applications.
In addition, Stratasys says the material’s rigidity makes it ideal for 3D printing cores and cavities for use in low-volume injection moulding applications using thermoplastics. Benefits are said to include sharper edges, which hold up better, as well as the improved ability to 3D print small parts such as pins and other thin features that are strong enough to handle the high stresses of the injection moulding process.
“In addition to general purpose applications, Digital ABS2 is ideal for prototyping consumer electronics and other consumer goods, including small appliances and cell phones, which require high stability with thin-wall geometries,” said Fred Fischer, Director of Materials and Applications Product Management at Stratasys.