Stratasys has recently released Diran material for the Stratasys F370 3D printer; this material is a nylon-based thermoplastic with 7% mineral fill by weight. In the second of this three part series, we will discuss material application examples and upgrade FAQ’s. Read part one to learn the material characteristics and properties of Diran.
What problems does Diran 410MF07 solve?
Jigs and fixtures produced using traditional production methods or existing additive manufacturing solutions are typically:
- heavy, which can be unwieldy and cumbersome
- time consuming due to the required assembly
- not durable and break when dropped
- limited in functionality
- expensive and require a long turn around when customized. Design freedom is limited
- damage products by marking paint/finish on fine detailed products.
Diran provides the ability to:
- reduce weight, lead time and cost in the production of manufacturing aids without the risk of marking the product (high lubricity).
- enhance durability, strength, and wear properties over existing AM solutions.
- consolidate/combine parts and improve tooling functionality and ergonomics.
Diran 410MF07 has been developed specifically to address these issues, it has been formulated to withstand the rigorous demands of the factory floor.
Examples of Diran used in tooling and shop floor applications:
What printer is Diran material available on?
Does the upgrade require any additional parts or modification to the printer?
No, aside from a material license update, Diran can be printed with a standard ABS F123 print head and requires no additional parts or modification to the printer.
How does the support material work?
Diran must be printed with SUP4000B break away support due to a difference in the CTE (Coefficient of thermal expansion) between the two materials. The bulk of the support structures are printed with model material and support material is used in the interface between the actual model/part and the support structures. The support material is printed in such a way that it can be ‘broken off’ or ‘peeled away’ from the model. SUP4000B can be printed with a standard F123 support head.
What slice heights are available?
Diran can be printed in 0.007”, 0.010” and 0.013” layer heights.
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What about the build tray?
Diran builds at a higher temperature than ABS, so to prevent warping, a high temperature build tray is required. The high temperature build tray is orange in colour vs. the standard build tray which is black.
How can I order DIRAN 410MF07?
All material can be ordered via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (1-877-219-6757). Diran and other best selling materials can also be purchased directly through our web store.
Diran printed part significantly reduces lead time
Stay tuned for the final blog in the Diran Material series, where we will talk about how to print with Diran and material best practices.
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