Advanced Prototyping offers a wide variety of prototype material options for your project. The technologies associated with rapid prototyping/3D printing (SLS, SLA, etc.) are fairly well known, the growing array of materials available can be a difficult to puzzle to put together. To help our customers choose wisely, the API rapid protoytping materials guide is a quick one page reference tool showing material and physical properties and metrics of SLA materials, SLS materials, and urethane materials for your parts. For custom blends and other materials, call API and we'll find the appropriate specialty prototyping material for your project.
The design features of your application will determine the material used. Most of the materials used are specialized plastics such as polypropylene, nylon, epoxy resins, and urethane. API can ensure that the right 3D prototyping process and material are selected, no matter what your application for the end-use parts.
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This material produces SLS parts with excellent stiffness, heat resistance, surface appearance, and finish. For functional engineering plastic models. Patterns for secondary tooling processes where a durable master pattern is required.
|Usage||For functional engineering plastic models. Patterns for secondary tooling processes where a durable master pattern is required. Excellent surface quality, outstanding feature definition (0.75mm/0.030in), machinable, heat, &chemical resistant, may be joined mechanically or with adhesives. This material is stable, no long-term creep. Buffs to high gloss with wet sanding.|
|Test Method||Results in English (SI) Units|
|Specific Gravity determinations were made in accordance with the procedures of ASTM D792-00.||0.985g/cm3|
|Tensile Property determinations were made in accordance with the procedures of ASTM D638-02. Specimens were tested utilizing a crosshead speed of 5 mm per minute.||Strength:||45.1 MPa|
|Melting Point determinations was utilizing a TA Instruments Model 2010 Differential Scanning Calorimeter in accordance with procedures of ASTM D3418-99.||Melt Point:||182 °C|
|Heat Deflection Temperature test was performed, at outer fiber stresses of 66 psi and 264 psi, in accordance with the procedures of ASTM D648-01.||66 psi:||179 °C|
|264 psi:||63 °C|
|Flexural Modulus determinations were made in accordance with the procedures of ASTM D790-02.||1560 Mpa|
|Notched Izod Impact test was performed in accordance with the procedures of ASTM D256-02||36.8 J/M|
|Unnotched Izod Impact test was performed in accordance with the procedures of ASTM D4812-99.||261 J/M|
|Chemical Resistance||Alkalines, Hydrocarbons, Fuels, and Solvents|