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CLIP Technology: Sculpteo Gives a Heads Up on Four New Versatile Resins

by • April 5, 2016 • No Comments

logo_71H (1)There’s been so much excitement surrounding Carbon and their super high speed Continuous Liquid Interface Production innovation. Bit by bit, details have been given regarding new partners, beta testing, and extra
—and especially not long ago with the much anticipated
release of the Carbon M1 commercial 3D printing device, leveraging that famous CLIP innovation as well as a long list of new engineering-grade materials, and announcement that Carbon’s Dr. Joseph DeSimone can be presenting the opening keynote at future week’s Inside 3D Printing NYC. Just preceding that, we in addition found that Sculpteo, along with three other partners, was chosen as the only online 3D print service to own a Carbon 3D printing device in its San Leandro facility in California.

Now, we are all quite interested to hear the latest as Sculpteo fills us in, along with information on the new materials that Carbon revealed not long ago. With CLIP innovation being famous for via light and oxygen to cure a photosensitive resin as well as creating the dead zone that offers a thin layer of uncured resin between the window and the object, what is most astonishing is the fact that this new innovation in addition removes layering of the equation—thus accelerating speed exponentially.

“Designing for CLIP is like createing for most other 3D printing processes, yet there are one-of-a-kind challenges, such as assist generation and part orientation to manufacture certain that we are providing the most possible high end when processing your parts,” states the Sculpteo team in their new blog.

CE_large_520x400pxWhilst they can not be providing create guidelines for items like dimensions limitations, text, wall thickness, hollowing, and assist considerations until CLIP goes live, they are already interested in sharing the four materials they are recommending, all in the new list of resins created for the innovation. Their hope is that the next information can assist you with specific requirements for projects.


A remote button 3D printed via EPU

EPU –Elastomeric Polyurethane is a rubbery stretchable material, offering elasticity despite a wide fluctuation of temperatures. It is known as a high performance polymeric elastomer, exhibiting elastic behavior under cyclic tensile and compressive loads. You should find it a excellent choice if you are fabricating gaskets, grommets, and items like flexible watertight seals. EPU is highly flexible and resilient, and in addition excellent for cushioning. It is on the market in Heather Grey only.

Ultimate tensile durablity 5 – 7 MPaElongation at break 250 – 300%Young’s modulus 6 – 8 MPaTear durablity 15 – 20 kN/m

FPU – Flexible Polyurethane is a semi-rigid material offering excellent impact, abrasion, and fatigue resistance. This versatile material was createed to endure repetitive stress such as hinging mechanisms and friction fits. Sculpteo recommends it as excellent for materials like injection-molded polypropylene, and see it as a excellent choice for 3D printing housewares, toys, rigid packaging and anything requiring lighter mass and flexibility. It is tough and abrasion resistant, and on the market in Periwinkle only.

Ultimate tensile durablity 23 – 28 MPaElongation at break 200 – 250%Young’s modulus 600 – 850 MPaTear durablity 35 – 39 J/m

RPU – Carbon offers a family of three RPUs, that are promised to act as the stiffest, most versatile polyurethane based resin. They perform well under stress, combining durablity, stiffness, and toughness. These properties manufacture RPU particularly useful for consumer electronics, car, and industrial components where excellent mechanical properties are needed. Specific examples for electronics, according to Sculpteo, may be desktop mice, cell phones, or other electronic hovias. They describe it as a ‘tough material with a high durablity to mass ration or high temperature resistance.’ Manufacturers should find it suitable for car applications. RPU is on the market in black only.

Ultimate tensile durablity 40 – 55 MPaElongation at break 90 – 140%Young’s modulus 1500 – 2000 MPaTear durablity 58 – 70 °C


A T. rex version created via PR

PR – Prototyping Resin prints rapidly, has excellent resolution, and performs well adequate to endure moderate functional testing. Sculpteo recommends this resin for tiny to medium parts in order to meet requirements for tolerance as well as precision and patterning, and it should be suitable in manufacturing components for auto, medical and consumer electronics. This is a rigid and low-durablity resin that is recommended as ideal for detailed prototyping. It is not resistant to high temperatures, and not ‘particularly strong’, but Sculpteo does point out that it offers excellent resolution and in addition requires the very least amount of post processing. It is in addition on the market in multiple colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Grey, and White.

Ultimate tensile durablity 26 – 32 MPaElongation at break 15 – 28%Young’s modulus 600 – 950 MPaImpact durablity 24 – 28 J/m

How amazing not only to have such an amazing new innovation coming of, but in addition to have a list of incredibly versatile new materials to go with it. To find out extra
of CLIP materials, check out extra
information of Sculpteo. What are your thoughts on these various materials? Discuss in the Sculpteo CLIP 3D Printing Resins forum over at 3DPB.com.

[Images: Sculpteo]

GoPro Mount created with FPU (photo: Sculpteo)

GoPro Mount created with FPU