Stratasys unveils new UV-resistant ASA thermoplastic material


Leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, Stratasys Ltd, has announced a new thermoplastic material intended for production of prototypes, manufacturing tools and finished goods.

Stratasys unveils new UV-resistant ASA thermoplastic material
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According to the news release by Stratasys, the new material is perfectly suited to meet the needs of manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, commercial, sporting goods and construction industries as it is UV-resistant, strong and extremely durable.

The material is compatible with the Fortus 360mc, 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems and can be used for jigs, electrical boxes, recreational vehicles and outdoor tools.

3D printed parts with the new ASA thermoplastic material are resistant to fading and more durable with long-term exposure to direct sunlight.

“As 3D printing becomes a more mainstream production process, and parts are used for a longer period of time and in diverse environments, UV resistance becomes a must-have feature,” explains Brendan Dillon, product manager for Stratasys. “Once customers use ASA, they may not go back to ABS.”

“Easy to use, ASA is a “green-flag” material allowing Stratasys Insight software users the ability to produce parts using default settings with a single click. Available in black and ivory, ASA is compatible with existing Stratasys SR-30 support material and priced similar to ABS,” it says in the news release.

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