Urethane Inroads into 3D Printing
One of the five CLIP materials, the Carbon Rigid Polyurethane, is now directly available on our website. Once you’ve uploaded your part on Sculpteo, you can choose to 3D print it in Rigid Polyurethane (RPU). We are proud to say that we are the only online service that gives you the opportunity to have an RPU printed part in one click.
More than a year ago, CARBON launched its new CARBON 3D M1. On the 1st of March, we made the 5 CLIP materials available on our website. We were the first service online to enable you to 3D print your creations in a CLIP technology.
CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology, thanks to its continuous 3D printing process, allows the creation of parts with no visible layers. Parts are then very close to injection molded models, which makes it very interesting for prototyping. The 3D printing process itself being quicker than on any other technologies.
We set up a PILOT Program (or Beta Program) to make the CLIP materials available step by step. As it is a new technology, we want to take the time to discuss with you about your projects and share some design guidelines. Based on our tests, we’ll advise you and evaluate the possibility to 3D print your part. For deeper information, you can refer to these few easy steps to use our PILOT Program.
Today, we are taking the Carbon Rigid Polyurethane (RPU) out of the Beta Program to make it available universally on the website. It will be ready to use when you upload your part, no need to be on PILOT Program. RPU technology is resistant under stress, combining strength, rigidity and tenacity. It makes it an excellent material for electronic applications like computer mouses, cell phones, or other electronic housings. It is only available in black. Here are some examples and specificity on RPU.
Each CLIP material we offer gives many differents possibilities for designers and engineers to build functional prototypes and production parts.
The CARBON 3D machine can print 4 other materials, that we are keeping for now in our BETA Program. You will find the technical and design specificities on our website :
- Elastomeric Polyurethane CLIP Resin (EPU) is very elastic and flexible
- Flexible Polyurethane CLIP Resin (FPU) is robust and resistant to impacts
- Prototyping Acrylate CLIP Resin (PR) is available in 6 different colors
- Cyanate Ester CLIP Resin (CE) has a high resistance to temperature, is very solid and rigid
We hope that you will make the most of this new possibility. Stay to our CLIP offer evolution by subscribing to our newsletter!