Now, in the printing world has the opportunity to take a color 3D print with liquid silicone rubber technology from Dow and a new dosing system developed by Nexus.
Allows artists to create color 3D-print parts utilizing Dow’s SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and associate color packs from Mesgo Iride Colors.
Following alliance with Dow are as below:
- Nexus Elastomer Systems – New color dosing method
- German RepRap – Liquid additive manufacturing (LAM) 3D printer.
- Mesgo Iride Colors – Color Packs
Designers can now experience the advantages of Dow’s 3D-printable LSR in a spectrum of consumer-pleasing colors.
“The alliance business with Nexus and German RepRap to align the new dosing system with the German RepRap L320 color 3D printer. Authorized us to give designers the selection of printing colored elements – as well as clear parts – having this unique advantageous material,” said Hans Peter Wolf, research and development manager at Dow.
Dow by SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber is very transparent, allowing customers to create and design parts for applications where accuracy and transparency are essential attributes. The ultimate performance is practically the same, regardless of which color the designer prefers.
Once used fundamentally for prototyping, 3D printing has entered the realm of production-scale manufacturing. It used in mobility and lighting, wearable devices, electronics, and custom footwear. Developing design options and furthering time to market, SILASTIC™ 3D-printable LSR maintains colored and transparent 3D-printed parts with features that almost match those of injection-molded LSR parts and can facilitate transfer to injection molding methods for high-volume production.
SILASTIC™ color 3D printer LSR merges the performance advantages of silicone elastomers with the design and processing support of the additive production process. It can facilitate faster prototype developing and the creation of customized goods, and it is perfect for small manufacturing analyses of complex parts.
The chemical company Dow has joined up with Nexus Elastomer System and German RepRap to provide the ability to 3D print silicone rubber parts in color, utilizing Dow’s 3D printable SILASTIC 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) material https://t.co/9kK9Ns44Ae pic.twitter.com/RtFuaPUb7E
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