Somos® WaterShed AF is a multi-purpose stereolithography resin that meets the requirements for investment casting patterns as it has been designed without antimony to address sensitivities in the casting of certain specialty alloys. As no antimony is used, patterns created with Somos® WaterShed AF leave much lower amounts of ash residue after burnout, reducing clean-up and speeding up mold production.
Stratasys Stereolithography Materials
The reliable and proven Neo series of 3D printers build high-quality parts with superior surface quality, accuracy and detail. An open material system means users are not restricted by the usual parameter constraints, offering the ability to utilize any 355 nm hybrid resin chemistry. The following materials are compatible with the Stratasys Neo Series of Stereolithography systems.
Somos® WaterShed AF
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 is a low-viscosity material that produces accurate, functional parts that simulate an acrylic appearance, with minimized finishing requirements. The material is ideal for applications that require optical clarity, like fluid flow analysis, master patterns and concept and functional models. Somos® WaterClear provides refractive values similar to those of the engineered plastics used for functional testing of optical light transmission work.
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122’s ABS and PBT-like properties for stereolithography technology make it a popular resin among designers. Somos® WaterShed produces detailed parts with superior clarity and water resistance, well-suited to fluid flow analysis. The durable, clear parts look and feel similar to an engineered plastic, with a smooth finish that accelerates testing time. The material is strong enough to withstand intense wind tunnel testing, making it an ideal choice for the automotive and aerospace industries.
Somos® Taurus delivers excellent surface quality and reduces job times for highly detailed parts and isotropic mechanical properties. Somos® Taurus provides the thermal and mechanical performance that once required thermoplastic 3D printing techniques. The material’s higher heat deflection temperature increases its possible applications. The material’s darker color gives parts an added richness that minimizes part finishing and painting, making it a great choice for the automotive and aerospace industries.
Somos® PerFORM Reflect
Somos® PerFORM Reflect utilizes patented new technology that reduces and can even eliminate the finishing work required by traditional materials. Somos® PerFORM Reflect produces strong, stiff, temperature-resistant composite parts ideal for wind tunnel testing. By eliminating the need for additional PIV coatings, Somos® PerFORM Reflect reduces post-processing by more than 30%. Decreasing the overall lead time per design iteration and allowing customers to conduct iterations faster leads to faster data collection.
Somos® WaterShed Black
With similar properties and processing to Somos® WaterShed XC 11122, Somos WaterShed Black is a stereolithography resin that produces rigid, tough parts in a true black color, with no need for painting. With its improved formulation, Somos® WaterShed Black has up to a 50% faster processing speed compared to other black SL materials, offering minimal finishing and more consistent processing over time. Somos® WaterShed Black also offers superior moisture and chemical resistance.
Somos® PerFORM produces strong, stiff, high temperature-resistant composite parts that are ideal for rapid tooling and wind tunnel testing. With the lowest viscosity of any composite stereolithography material, parts made from Somos® PerFORM are faster to build, easier to clean. They also possess superior sidewall quality, with unmatched feature detail. The material’s high heat tolerance, outstanding print resolution and part stiffness make it ideal for high temperature testing, electrical casings and automotive housings.
Somos® EvoLVe 128
Somos® EvoLVe 128 is a durable stereolithography material that produces accurate, highly detailed parts and is designed for easy finishing. The material’s look and feel is almost indistinguishable from finished traditional thermoplastics, making it perfect for building parts and prototypes for functional testing applications and resulting in time, money and material savings during product development. Ideal applications include tough, functional prototypes, snap-fits and jigs & fixtures.