After a few weeks in which Stratasys has not offered any news, without prior notice we received an email with a press release announcing the incorporation of up to four enhancements to its range of 3D printers with FDM technology. Thanks to these improvements and as announced by the American-Israeli company, certain models have been fully optimized to create prototypes of functional products, production tools and end-use parts.
As a first novelty, we are faced with a new manufacturing material called ST-130. Thanks to this compound, hollow composite parts can now be manufactured with a disposable machining solution that will later be eliminated after the part has cured. Manufacturers can now create complex composite hollow parts faster and more economically thanks to this material and the arrival of new filling patterns.
According to the company itself:
The union of this material with the new fill patterns offers a faster dissolution, a greater speed of manufacture, a better performance of autoclave and a remarkable improvement of the quality of the tool. This solution will be available for the Stratasys 3D Fortus 450 mc and 900 mc printer models.
As a second novelty we find a acceleration kit for Stratasys 3D Fortus 900mc printers With which any user will supposedly be able to reduce the average manufacturing time of large pieces made with materials such as ULTEM 1010 and ASA. Supposedly and thanks to this novelty, parts can be manufactured by 3D printing of very large structures at a speed that would be about three times higher.
This novelty is very focused on the aerospace sector for which the material is also offered ULTEM 9085 Aerospace with full traceability. This new material is produced based on filament that perfectly meets the requirements of aerospace specifications in terms of material traceability. All the filaments with this label that are marketed will be provided together with the traceability documentation and a certificate of analysis that confirms the properties of the batch material.
Finally we have to talk about the material PC-ABS, a new composite created from the blend of polycarbonate and ABS that is available for purchase by all Stratasys customers who have Fortus 380mc and 450mc printers in their possession.