Poly1500 is a translucent material with properties comparable to those of PP (polypropylene) and engineering plastics. Being impact-resistant and durable, this material is suited for rigid, functional prototypes in a large range of applications such as automotive components, electronic housings, snap-fit assemblies and medical products.

Technical Specifications

Standard lead time Minimum of 3 working days, depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees (offline orders)
4 working days (online orders)
12 hours (NextDay orders)
Standard accuracy ± 0.2% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)
Minimum wall thickness 0.8 mm
Layer thickness 0.1 mm (offline & online orders)
0.15 - 0.2 mm (NextDay orders)
Maximum part dimensions 2100 x 700 x 800 mm (offline orders)
1100 x 690 x 590 mm (online orders)
350 x 350 x 75 mm (NextDay orders)
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     1.18 – 1.2
Tensile Strength MPa  D638M 30 – 32
Tensile Modulus MPa  D638M 1227 – 1462
Elongation at Break  % D638M 15 – 25
Flexural Strength MPa  D790   41 – 46
Flexural Modulus MPa  D790  1310 – 1455
Notched Izod Impact J/m  D256A 48 – 53
Hardness Shore D D2240 80 – 82
Heat Deflection Temp (0.46 MPa)  °C D648  52 – 61

Actual values may vary with build condition

Finishing Degrees

Finishing Support removal Curing Sandblasting Smoothing Primer Coating/Paint
Basic          
Support Marks Removed      
Normal
Building layers not visible
   
Spray Paint    
Spray painted according to RAL color
Dead Matte Paint
Our most matte option, with gloss factor of 10%
Matte Paint
Gloss factor of 30%
Satin Paint
Gloss factor of 50%
High-Gloss Paint
Our most glossy option, with gloss factor of 90%
Soft Touch
Soft touch coating according to RAL color (translucent)
Fine-Texture Paint
Matte color paint with fine texture

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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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.