Plastics - Prototypes from SLS, CNC milling and Object

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Plastics and tire-like materials

Prototypes from SLS, CNC milling and Object

Plastic prototypes can be used through:

  • Materials for SLS processing, granular powders (functional use, technical and medium aesthetic impact)
  • Milling materials (set and aesthetic uses)
  • Materials for printing PolyJet / Object (aesthetic uses and appeal simulation)

Features

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Rigid plastics

All the materials for rigid SLS are industrial-class technical polymers designed for high functional compliance. Equipped with discrete aesthetic qualities, they can perform supplementary processes to increase the aesthetic quality or change their coloring.

  • Neutral polyamide (without known charge used as PA, called in technical jargon PA2200 in reference to the tensile strength module) is a perfect material to realize prototypes from assembly or verification of elements with joints, given the good behavior at bending, or for to make low thickness elements.
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  • The glass-filled polyamide (note used as PA-GF, called in technical jargon PA3200 in reference to the tensile strength module) is a very robust material and endowed with important rigidity conferred by the charge. It is ideal for making parts such as shells and fairings, elements of the independence of the car and the kind of motorcycle if a coating purpose.
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  • The polyamide loaded with aluminum (commonly known as PA-AL or with the trade name of Alumide) is one of the most robust and rigid plastic materials. It is ideal for making prototypes of parts heavily stressed from the mechanical point of view or which have to undergo processing such as mass threads, bushing application or other.
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  • The carbon-filled polyamide (note used as PA-C or with the trade name of Carbomide) is the most robust and rigid plastic material of all. It is ideal for making prototypes of parts that are extremely stressed from a mechanical point of view or that must undergo finishing work for a wind tunnel or similar. It is characterized by a truly high ratio of Breaking Load / Density which makes it a mandatory choice in all those applications where structures are extreme and contain masses such as racing or avionics.
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Tire

The sintered rubber shows a reduced elastic field than is possible in industrial production and has a non-modular ShA hardness.

  • Sintered rubber (PEBA or Polietereammide in blocks or “PrimepartST”), white-yellowish in color.
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It is possible to process blocks of plastic material such as ABS, PA, POM and others specially formulated for chip removal machining.

All PolyJet / Object printing materials are cartridge polymers designed for a high degree of aesthetics and appeal of the prototype. Provide technical features not in line with industrial products both in terms of rigidity and ShA elasticity or hardness.

  • Opaque plastic like the “Vero” range, in black.
  • Transparent plastic like “Vero Clear” range
  • Similar to matt black rubber from the “Tango” 60 ShA range.

Applications

developed applications

  • Grids
  • Caps
  • Knobs
  • Burners
  • Wok supports
  • Tanks
  • Distributors
  • Shut-off valves
  • Control valves
  • Body Pump
  • Engine mount lantern
  • Mouthpieces
  • Valves
  • Shredders
  • Open impellers
  • Closed impellers
  • Single channel impellers
  • Speakers
  • Circulators
  • Supports
  • Engine shields
  • Inverter boxes
  • Carcasses
  • Finned masses
  • Lampposts
  • Racing components
  • Aluminum frames
  • Engine cylinders
  • Engine heads
  • Brake calipers
  • Clutch Carter
  • Engine cover
  • Gearboxes
  • Elements for frames
  • Forks

Used Prototyping Techniques

Insights on the solutions used for prototyping with plastics