Photopolymers and Digital Materials

PolyJet technology 3D prints in the widest variety of materials, so you can create ergonomic tooling, biocompatible surgical guides or realistic prototypes that closely resemble finished products.

PolyJet offers the widest material options in the industry, offering unparalleled aesthetic realism combined with functional performance. These inkjet-based photopolymer materials range in properties from rigid to rubber-like, glass-like transparency to opaque color shades, and from standard to engineering plastics.

Models are precisely printed in layers as fine as 16 microns for smooth surfaces and complex geometries. Material properties range from rubber to rigid, transparent to opaque, neutral to vibrantly colored and standard to biocompatible.

Digital Materials

Construct hundreds of Digital Materials with a wide range of physical properties, colours and tones. Dual material jetting produces up to 14 material properties in one print job while our most advanced PolyJet system jets three materials to multiply your options.

Digital Materials empower you to bring your designs to life and create accurate prototypes faster than ever before.


3D PRINTING WITH DIGITAL MATERIALS

Select PolyJet 3D Printers let you fabricate Digital Materials — composite materials with predetermined visual and mechanical properties. Digital Materials are made right in the 3D printer, when two or three PolyJet base resins are combined in specific concentrations and structures to provide the desired properties.

Each Digital Material is based on one of several hundred proven combinations of our PolyJet base resins. A single prototype 3D printed on our advanced Connex3 systems can contain as many as 82 distinct material properties, all created in one build. You can simulate products made of elastomers and rubber by creating Digital Materials with a full Shore scale A range including: Shore 27, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 70, 85 and 95. With Digital Materials, you can also simulate standard plastics such as production-grade ABS.

Digital ABS Materials

Digital ABS (fabricated inside the 3D printer from RGD515 and RGD535) is designed to simulate standard ABS plastics by combining high-temperature resistance with toughness. Digital ABS2 delivers those properties plus superior rigidity and toughness in walls thinner than 1.2 mm (.047 in.). Both materials are suitable for parts that require PolyJet technology’s highest possible impact resistance and shock absorption.


Digital ABS and Digital ABS2 are ideal for:

  • Functional prototypes
  • Manufacturing tools
  • Molds, including injection molds
  • Snap-fit parts for high or low temperature use
  • Electrical parts, casings, mobile phone casings
  • Engine parts and covers

High Temperature

High Temperature material (RGD525, white) combines heat resistance with exceptional dimensional stability. The material can simulate the thermal performance of engineering plastics and is ideal for testing applications such as hot-air flow or hot-water flow in pipes and faucets.

Objet High Temperature material has a heat deflection temperature of 63–67 C upon removal from the printer. Thermal post treatment in a programmable oven can increase this to 75-80 C.


High Temperature PolyJet photopolymer is useful for many applications including:

  • Form, fit and thermal functional testing of static parts
  • High-definition parts requiring excellent surface quality
  • Exhibition modeling under strong lighting conditions
  • Heat resistant jigs and fixtures
  • Post-processing including painting, gluing or metallization processes
  • Models in transit
  • Taps, pipes and household appliances
  • Hot air and hot water testing

Transparent

Transparent material (RGD720) is a multipurpose transparent PolyJet photopolymer for standard clear plastics simulation. It combines high dimensional stability with surface smoothness.

Transparent material (VeroClear-RGD810) is a rigid, nearly colorless material featuring proven dimensional stability for general purpose, fine-detail model building and visual simulation of transparent thermoplastics such as PMMA.

Rubber-like material is also available in translucent to simulate a variety of elastomer characteristics in see-through models. Combine with color materials on the Connex3 systems to render a range of opacities, hues and hardnesses.


Transparent materials are ideal for applications including:

  • Form and fit testing of clear or see-through parts
  • Glass, eyewear, lighting covers and light-cases
  • Visualization of liquid flow
  • Colour dyeing
  • Medical applications
  • Artistic and exhibition modelling

Rigid Opaque

Rigid Opaque photopolymers provide excellent detail visualization in gray, black, white and blue. You can 3D print accurate, attractive prototypes that test fit, form and function, even for moving and assembled parts. You can also produce smooth, accurate jigs, fixtures and manufacturing tooling; the blue shade is ideal for silicon moulding.

With Connex, Connex2 and Connex3 3D Printers, you can use Digital Materials to simulate a variety of shades by combining Rigid Opaque white (VeroWhitePlus) and Rubber-like black (TangoBlackPlus) materials.

The Connex3 system is also able to create hundreds of digital colors, blended right in the 3D printer. You can incorporate as many as 46 vibrant, repeatable rigid colors into one 3D model for unprecedented design freedom. These color materials also blend with VeroClear Transparent photopolymer for beautiful translucent color, and with Rubber-like materials for a range of hues and hardnesses.

Simulated Polypropylene

Simulated Polypropylene material is tough, flexible and durable. It enables you to 3D print precision prototypes that look and behave like polypropylene. Rapidly create models to test form, fit and function for snap-fit assemblies, living hinges and durable housings and packaging.

Stratasys offers two PolyJet photopolymers that simulate the appearance and functionality of polypropylene:

Endur (RGD450) is an advanced Simulated Polypropylene material that offers durability and a beautiful surface finish. Use it to quickly build tough prototypes for snap-fit components, living hinges and other demanding applications.

Endur is engineered to deliver reliable build performance inside the 3D printer, as well as great-performing prototypes with impressive dimensional stability outside the 3D printer. It comes in a bright, true white with PolyJet technology’s signature fine resolution and smooth curves. This safe, office-friendly material requires no special handling or transport procedures.

Download Endur (RGD450) Spec Sheet

Durus (RGD430) is the original Simulated Polypropylene material, and exhibits great impact resilience and an elongation at break of 44 percent.

Rubber-Like

The family of Rubber-like materials (Tango family) offers a variety of elastomer characteristics including Shore scale A hardness, elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. Rubber-like material is useful for many modeling applications including:

  • Exhibition and communication models
  • Rubber surrounds and over-molding
  • Soft-touch coatings and nonslip surfaces for tooling or prototypes
  • Knobs, grips, pulls, handles, gaskets, seals, hoses, footwear

Rubber-like materials include:

  • Rubber-like gray (TangoGray FLX950)
  • Rubber-like black (TangoBlack FLX973)
  • Rubber-like translucent (TangoPlus FLX930)
  • Rubber-like advanced black (TangoBlackPlus FLX980)
  • Simulate rubber with Digital Materials on Connex, Connex2 and Connex3 systems

Bio-Compatible

Bio-compatible PolyJet photopolymer (MED610) is a rigid medical rapid prototyping material. It features high dimensional stability and colorless transparency. The material is ideal for applications requiring prolonged skin contact of more than 30 days and short-term mucosal-membrane contact of up to 24 hours. Bio-compatible material has five medical approvals including cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, delayed type hypersensitivity, irritation and USP plastic class VI. (Biological testing: Parts printed according to Objet MED610 Use and Maintenance Terms were evaluated for biocompatibility in accordance with standard DIN EN ISO 10993-1: 2009, Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices-Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk management process. This addresses cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, delayed hypersensitivity, and USP plastic Class VI, which includes the test for irritation, acute systemic toxicity and implantation.)

Dental Material

PolyJet Dental Materials are designed especially for digital dentistry and orthodontic applications, including stone models and aligners. These rigid, opaque materials have a natural-looking peach color and combine accurate detail visualization with high dimensional stability.


PolyJet technology empowers dental practices and labs with three specially engineered dental materials:

  • VeroDent (MED670) provides amazingly fine 16-micron layer thickness, rendering small features in great detail; and excellent strength and durability.
  • VeroDentPlus (MED690) also provides fine 16-micron layers, plus the best available strength and durability.
  • VeroGlaze (MED620) is an opaque white acrylic material for realistic veneer models and diagnostic wax-ups that require A2-Shade color match.

In addition, Bio-compatible Material (MED610) is a clear PolyJet photopolymer medically approved for temporary in-mouth placement.