PerFORM produces strong, stiff parts with high thermal resistance, suitable for wind tunnel tests for aerospace and automotive applications. It exhibits superior sidewall quality, along with excellent detail resolution, which makes it ideal for metal plating purposes as well as rapid tooling for injection molding. Applications include wind tunnel testing, high temperature testing, automotive housings, electronic housings, and tooling for injection molding.

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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 1 – 3 mm (depending on part dimensions)
Layer thickness 0.1 mm
Maximum part dimensions 500 x 500 x 568 mm
Maximum part dimensions can vary according to the chosen material and the geometry of the part
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     1.61 @ 25°C
Tensile Strength MPa  D638M 61.7 – 78
Tensile Modulus MPa  D638M 10500
Elongation at Break % D638M 1.1
Flexural Modulus MPa D790M 10,000
Flexural Strength MPa D790M 120
Notched Izod Impact J/m D256A 17
Water Absorption % D570-98 0.2
Heat Deflection Temp °C D648-98c at 0.46MPa 225
at 1.82MPa 85 – 90

Actual values may vary with build condition

Design Guidelines

We’ve put together our trusted tips, tricks and best practices to get you off to a solid start. If you’ve been wondering whether this material allows for interlocking parts or embossing, or if you just want to avoid common design mistakes, check out this handy design guide.

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Finishing Degrees

The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. Whether you’re looking for a functional finish that’s designed for lightning fast lead-times or an aesthetic finish that makes your prototype identical to the final product, take a look at your wide range of options with Stereolithography finishes at Materialise.

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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.

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