New Bluestone engineered composite from 3D Systems provides exceptional stiffness and strength

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "New Bluestone engineered composite from 3D Systems provides exceptional stiffness and strength", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2004.03324baf.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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New Bluestone engineered composite from 3D Systems provides exceptional stiffness and strength

New Bluestone engineered composite from 3D Systems provides exceptional stiffness and strength

Keywords: Rapid prototyping, Materials

SL product suitable for wind tunnel models, electronic enclosures and assemblies for aerospace

3D Systems Corp. will introduce the new Bluestone™ SL product for its stereolithography (SLA®) systems in 2004. The Bluestone SL product, which is based on a newly-developed technology, will be the first in a class of engineered composite products that provide exceptional stiffness and strength rendering parts suitable for a range of high- performance applications, including wind tunnel models, such as those used routinely in F1 race car development, electronic enclosures, and stiff assemblies for aerospace components.

The Bluestone product is engineered to maximise performance with 3D system's SLA systems. The advanced formulation has virtually eliminated the settling and separation issues experienced with competitive materials, which allows it to be processed much like existing 3D systems' products.

The Bluestone product also provides good thermal resistance allowing for higher temperature use compared to conventional materials available at present.

The Bluestone product will be made available initially on the SLA 7000 system in early 2004, followed by availability on other soild state systems.

For further information, please contact: E-mail: marketing@3dsystems.fr; Web site: www.3dsystems.com