A new opaque-blue acrylic photopolymer resin for rapid prototypes is said to be stronger than its transparent predecessor. (Fishing reels of both materials are pictured here.) VeroBlue is designed for the Eden333 PolyJet 3D printing system from Israel’s Objet Geometries. Both the equipment and resin are sold here by Minneapolis-based Stratasys Inc. VeroBlue is the first of the new FullCure 800 series of colored resins. VeroWhite will be available early this year.
VeroBlue offers improved tensile, flexural, compressive, and notched Izod impact strengths. In addition, this opaque material is said to enable users to see fine details more easily than with a transparent material. Colored materials also make models that look more like injection molded parts without the need for paint.