Improvements bring finer feature detail and smoother surface finish to FDM rapid prototyping

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Citation

(2004), "Improvements bring finer feature detail and smoother surface finish to FDM rapid prototyping", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2004.03324caf.005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Improvements bring finer feature detail and smoother surface finish to FDM rapid prototyping

Improvements bring finer feature detail and smoother surface finish to FDM rapid prototyping

Keywords: Rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping system maker, Stratasys, announced an update and an upgrade that increase feature detail and surface-finish smoothness for its T-Class rapid prototyping systems, the FDM Titan and FDM Vantage, which model with high-performance thermoplastic (Plate 6)

Plate 6 Stratasys improved the finest resolution setting of its FDM Titan (0.005 in./0.127 mm), and added it to its FDM Vantage

– FDM Titan gets 5-mil update; FDM Vantage resolution up by 50 per cent.

An update for the company's FDM Titan significantly improves the quality of its highest model-resolution setting, known as “5-mil” or 0.005 in. (0.127 mm). The 5-mil feature is available for use with ABS plastic modeling material. The update brings the modeling resolution into a similar quality range as the company's high-end FDM Maxum system.

The feature is also available as an upgrade for FDM Vantage system users wishing to increase modeling resolution with ABS plastic. It represents a 50 per cent increase over the previous ABS modeling resolution of 0.010 in. (0.25 mm). The improvement means Vantage users can build models with much finer features – as fine as 0.020 in. (0.508 mm) on a functional prototype. The refined high-resolution setting will be standard on new Titan and Vantage systems shipped as of May.

For more information, contact: Tel: 952-937- 3000, 1-888-480-3548; E-mail: info@stratasys.com; Web site: www.stratasys.com