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Introducing 3D printing of new Translucent Resin material

Hello Everyone! We have great news! We’ve waited a few days until it’s finally online but Alexis, our Production Director, came to the rest of the team with great news somewhere during the week to tell us we were ready to launch a new material: our translucent resin! Your calls for an ideal material to simulate glass and translucent parts have been answered. In other words, it’s a rigid and nearly colorless high detailed resin.

 

Just for the eyes, here are some photos of objects printed with this new translucent resin:

 

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Sculpteo Robot 3D Printed in Translucent Resin

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3D Printed Dragon Translucent Resin – Sculpteo

To achieve such a result, production team uses Stratasys printers with the Veroclear material. The model is printed layer by layer with a high-performance compound, photo polymeric liquid. Each photopolymer layer is cured by UV light immediately after being jetted. The printing resolution is 28 microns. This printing technology uses a support material, and parts must be cleaned after printing. Please consider this cleaning step when you are designing your part. We will specifically develop that part in a more complete post, and also a more documentated material page in the coming weeks. Here are a few points you should of in mind though:

  • Model can include moving parts.
  • Maximum size recommended for this technology is 290 x 190 x 147 mm.
  • Minimum thickness is 2 mm.
  • The object is rigid, opaque, with a smooth surface, highly detailed. It is watertight and airtight.

The prints made with this material are opaque when they come out the machine. However, they can be polished to obtain a glossy and nearly transparent result as you can see on the pictures.

There are two ways for you to obtain this nearly transparent finish:

  • You can either shoot a mail at sales@sculpteo.com and request a specific polishing for your order.
  • Or you can polish the print yourself. I will write a tutorial on how to proceed very soon.

As for our other 3D printed resins, parts can also be dyed or painted. However post processing with painting a high detail model leads to a possible loss in detail.

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Translucent Resin by Sculpteo

This new 3D printed material is now online and available for all your orders, and it’s here to stay!

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The Full List of 60+ Materials Available at Sculpteo. And Yes, We Do Metal and Bi-Materials !

At Sculpteo there isn’t a day without getting special requests. It can be about materials, size, model design… We are always happy to answer these questions and provide you a tailor-fit service. Our contact email is sales@sculpteo.com

We have plenty of materials available upon request. And, as always, we are paying a very special attention to the final quality of your product.

Here are the materials already available on-demand at Sculpteo, additional to our actual list of materials:

Objet Resins

Flexible Resin (Objet TangoBlack):

 

Transparent Resin (Objet FullCure 720):

All resins from the Objet Vero family (8 types):

We also do bi-materials 3D printing: 2 materials in the same object (one side transparent, one side flexible for example) !

Stereolithography

Transparent Resin:

FDM Plastics

ABS

Metals (Selective Laser)

Stainless Steel

Tool Steel

Cobalt-Chrome

Aluminium

Titanium

Precious metals for jewelry

Gold

Platinum

Brass

Silver

Simply contact sales@sculpteo.com for getting a quote.

 

And as a reminder, here is the list of materials you can directly choose from our website:

Polyamid (White Plastic)

Colored Plastic (9 colors available)

Polished Plastic

Alumide

Silver-coated plastic

Detail resin (white or black)

Spray-painted resin (11 colors available)

Multicolor

Ceramic (8 colors available)

Have a great 3D printing day!

Our New Sample Kit is Now Available! With a $25 Voucher

We just made available our new sample kit that will let you take a look at a glance at all our materials. As you know, we launched our white detail resin a few months ago. You now have the choice between 8 different materials, and don’t forget that you can also order a silver coating for your designs.

The sample kit contains: Continue reading