New Flexible Colour Materials from Stratasys [VIDEO]

Article by Rod Mackay updated June 10, 2014

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Stratasys is making it easy to continue to improve the look, feel and functionality of your 3D printed parts with new unique flexible colour materials, and rigid colour materials for the recently released Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material Colour 3D Printer.

Hundreds of new Flexible Colour Materials

Hundreds of new rubber-like colour materials and many rigid ones combined with existing options, allow virtually unlimited combinations of flexible, rigid, and translucent-to-opaque colours in a single print run. The new colour options are ideal for creating medical, automotive and consumer product components in popular gray along with vibrant colour components that offer true-to-life aesthetics. This allows the production of complete products without manual assembly. And it allows product designers to validate designs and make decisions further in advance of tooling to improve designs and reduce tooling costs, reduce development cycle and time-to-market.

Tri-flex Rubber-like Colour Material

Tri-flex Rubber-like Colour Material

Transparent to Opaque Colour Palettes

Ranging from transparent to opaque and spanning a wide selection of Shore A values, the new flexible colour options comprise six rubber material palettes. These consist of:

  • Three flexible 72-colour palettes, composed of rubber-like (TangoPlus) and combinations of rigid opaque (VeroCyan, VeroMagenta and VeroYellow) materials.
  • Three flexible 68-colour palettes, built with rubber-like (TangoBlackPlus) and combinations of the same rigid opaque (Vero) colours.

Further strengthening its rigid colour range, Stratasys also increased the number of gray and subtle colour options with:

  • Three 45-colour rigid gray palettes, each of which combines rigid VeroWhite and VeroBlack with colours.
  • One 45-hue gray palette, with varying levels of translucency, and which includes a reflective luster for the production of sleek, high-quality parts for products such as consumer electronics.
Shower Head Design

Shower Head Design, with rigid and rubber materials

The new flexible colour options are available immediately to Objet500 Connex3 Colour Multi-material 3D Printer owners through a free software update. Learn more about the Objet500 Connex3.

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