Stratasys recently announced the release of a new family of 3D printing materials, Agilus30. This innovative, rubber-like material can be used to create flexible prototypes for a variety of applications. Here’s what you need to know about Agilus30 and Agilus30 Black.
What is Agilus30 and How is it Used?
According to the spec sheet, Agilus30 is “a superior Rubber-like PolyJet™ photopolymer.” It is durable and tear-resistant, allowing users to create realistic and flexible 3D prototypes. Agilus30 has a Shore A value of 30 and is capable of producing a layer thickness of 30 microns while in “High Speed” mode.
Agilus30 is available on Objet260/350/500 Connex3™ and Objet1000 Plus systems. The material is available in translucent or black, and is available for shipping now.
Applications of Agilus30
According to Stratasys, the rubber-like material of Agilus30 produces durable prototypes capable of withstanding repeated bending and flexing. These prototypes can be used to “test and verify any design that includes rubber,” including footwear, handles, gaskets, and grips. Agilus30 can also be combined with other materials for multi-material prototypes that require vibration dampening, shock-absorption, or a non-slip surface. This makes it particularly useful in the consumer goods and automotive industries, where rubber parts are frequently used.
Designers and engineers will have a particular interest in this product, as its enhanced tear-resistance gives them greater freedom when testing parts and prototypes. According to the Stratasys press release, Agilus30 will deliver parts with “superior accuracy, fine details and enhanced product realism.” It is an ideal material for advanced design validation and functional testing.
Looking Forward: Agilus30 and Other 3D Printing Materials
Agilus30 is just one of the 3D printing materials recently released by Stratasys; Nylon 12CF, a carbon-reinforced thermoplastic, was also announced. We can expect these two materials to help engineers and designers innovate as they continue to find quicker, more efficient way to produce parts and prototypes. If you would like to learn if Nylon 12CF or Agilus30 is right for you, contact one of the experts at Fisher Unitech to discuss your 3D printing needs.
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About the Author
Lisa Hannon is a marketing manager at Fisher Unitech. She develops content for 3D printing topics that have an impact across all industries that are researching ways to maximize getting products to market faster as well as cost savings with 3D printing solutions. Lisa has worked as a marketing management professional since 1998, most recently with Stratasys. You can follow her on Twitter: @lmci37