3D Systems announced the immediate availability of VisiJet SL Impact plastic for use in its ProJet 6000 and ProJet 7000 crossover 3D printers. VisiJet SL Impact provides nearly 50% higher impact strength, according to the company.
The plastic is highly versatile, useful for a range of applications that require higher throughput Polypropylene, Polyethylene and ABS performance. It is ideal for functional parts that must stand up to harsh environments; use cases include snap fit parts, functional assemblies, master patterns for vacuum casting and other applications requiring outstanding toughness, such as automotive parts, drill/tap and mechanisms that are bolted together.
"The step-change impact strength of our new VisiJet SL Impact material is a revolutionary breakthrough in 3D printing plastics," said Buddy Byrum, vice president of product and channel management for 3D Systems. "VisiJet SL Impact parts have the toughness and durability of ABS for both prototyping and manufacturing uses. Best of all, these parts reflect a stunning white finish that replicates the look and feel of injection molded parts."
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.