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)
Layer thickness 0.1 mm
Minimum wall thickness 1 – 3 mm (depending on part dimensions)
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
Interlocking or enclosed parts? No
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, painted, varnished, covered and coated

Datasheet

MEASUREMENT VALUE STANDARD
Density 1.61 g/cm³   @ 25°C
Tensile Strength 61.7 – 78 MPa  ASTM D638M
Tensile Modulus 10,500 MPa  ASTM D638M
Elongation at Break 1.1% ASTM D638M
Flexural Modulus 10,000 MPa ASTM D790M
Flexural Strength 120 MPa ASTM D790M
Notched Izod Impact 17 J/m ASTM D256A
Water Absorption 0.2% ASTM D570-98
Heat Deflection Temperature
225°C
85 – 90°C
ASTM D648-98c
@ 0.46 MPa
@ 1.82 MPa

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.

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