Industry’s Clearest 3D Printing Material Now Available on the Stratasys J750

Story by Stratasys Ltd. on January 8, 2020

Say hello to VeroUltraClear, the new standard in clear 3D printing materials, now available on the Stratasys J735 and J750 3D printers.

Just how clear is it? VeroUltraClear lets 86% of light pass through, 11% more than original VeroClear material. It’s bested only by real acrylic (PMMA), with 92% light transmittance, or clear glass at 90%.

VeroUltraClear vs VeroClear

When it comes to competing clear materials, VeroUltraClear surpasses them in clarity right out of the printer, with the closest competitor at 79% light transmittance.  Add some post-print photobleaching and you can increase clarity even further and virtually eliminate any yellowing.

VeroUltraClear vs competitors

VeroUltraClear vs competitors

* VeroUltraClear versus the top three competitors on the market. The chart shows Stratasys’ superior optical properties on a 6mm (polished) sample cube after varying lengths of photobleaching. Data was achieved on a X-Rite analyzer, which measures green to red(a) tint, blue to yellow(b) tint, lightness on a scale of 0 to 100(L) and transmittance percentage. Photobleaching cells were equipped with a LED 100W 6500 K lamp.

How is VeroUltraClear™ different?

  • Outstanding transparency
    • VeroUltraClear is the most similar material to PMMA and glass in the industry.
    • This rigid, PolyJet™ material has no tint, a light transmission of 86% and a very low yellow index of 1.2.
  • Enhance your design process
    • No need to compromise a design that requires clear features.
    • Iterate as much as necessary without extending the time to market.
    • Reduce the labor intensive, time consuming and cost prohibitive process with a simple way to model clear material.
  • Realism
    • Produce results in hours that are accurate enough to test for functionality, form and fit.
    • Express your ideas with a tangible model that closely resembles the design intent.

Why is VeroUltraClear important?

A significant portion of all designs (about 20%) involve clear material and it is important to get as close to the final product as possible. Final product realism at early development stages reduces design errors later in the product lifecycle when the cost of making changes goes up dramatically.

Applications

When you need 3D printed parts that look and act like acrylic or glass, there’s only one “clear“ winner.

  • Tubing and piping
  • Fluid analysis
  • Package optimization
  • Figurines
  • Optically transparent material
  • Lighting components
  • Concept modeling
  • Anatomical prototyping

Switch to VeroUltraClear material, now available on the Stratasys J735 and J750 and the Stratasys J835 and J850.

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