Stratasys Releases Water Soluble Backing Material for J35 Pro and J55 Prime Machines
Stratasys has introduced a water-soluble support material for its J35 Pro and J55 Prime PolyJet 3D printing systems.
WSS150 material was developed to help users remove support material from their prints using tap water without additional chemicals.
Stratasys believes the release of this material will give designers more freedom by removing concerns about how the structures that support their complex designs will be removed later in the process. It supports the “office-friendliness” of the Stratasys J35 Pro and J55 Prime 3D printers, and will also allow 3D printing to be more easily integrated into workflows by removing the need for costly and time-consuming post-processing operations. . Stratasys is also confident that the water-soluble material will be beneficial during high-volume production runs.
“We are very impressed with the parts we printed and cleaned with WSS150,” commented Christoph Dollbacher from S3D-Repro GmbH, a 3D printing service provider located in Austria. “As a 3D part service provider, removing support from many printed parts typically requires hours of manual labor. During beta testing of the new stand, we received a production order of 1,000 pieces, using WSS150 we were able to simultaneously clean the large amount of pieces with almost no effort and were able to complete the order on time.
“WSS has made it easier for our customers to adopt and integrate 3D printing into their design processes and workflows and allowed us to further expand the use and accessibility of 3D printing. in the office,” added Oren Zoran, product group manager for Stratasys. “Service providers can now manufacture and clean hundreds of parts simultaneously, with minimal labor and a more environmentally friendly process. The ability to easily remove support material is especially crucial when engineers are designing complex parts with intricate areas or when architects are creating designs with thin, small-scale, easily breakable features that would require time-consuming manual post-processing.
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