NeXt is an extremely durable resin, suited for very accurate parts with high feature detail, and for tough, complex parts with good moisture resistance and thermal properties. NeXt is ideal for functional prototypes and end-use performance parts like snap-fit designs, impellers, duct work, connectors, automotive housings and dashboard assemblies.

Technical Specifications

Standard lead time Minimum of 3 working days , depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees
Standard accuracy ± 0.2% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)
Minimum wall thickness 0.8 mm
Layer thickness  
Maximum part dimensions The maximum build envelope is 500 x 500 x 520 mm
Surface structure Unfinished parts typically have visible building layers on the surface but post-production finishes can achieve different effects, from high glosses to coarse textures. Stereolithography parts can be sandblasted, smoothed, colored/impregnated, painted, varnished, covered and coated.

Datasheet

  Units ASTM# Range
Density g/cm³     1.17 @ 25°C
Tensile Strength at Yield MPa  D638M 42.2
Tensile Modulus MPa  D638M 2430
Elongation at Yield % D638M 3.0
Elongation at Break % D638M 9.0
Flexural Modulus MPa D2240 2470
Hardness ShoreD D2240 82
Notched Izod Impact J/m D256A 50
Water Absorption % D570-98 0.40
Heat Deflection Temp °C D648 at 0.46MPa 56
at 1.81MPa 50

Actual values may vary with build condition

How Does Stereolithography Work?

Stereolithography is a laser-based technology that uses a UV-sensitive liquid resin. A UV laser beam scans the surface of the resin and selectively hardens the material corresponding to a cross section of the product, building the 3D part from the bottom to the top. The required supports for overhangs and cavities are automatically generated, and later manually removed.