The newest photopolymer for 3D printing of rapid prototypes is a rubber-like material that reportedly offers 218% elongation at break, more than double that of any other rapid prototyping material on the market. Introduced at the K 2007 show by Israeli company Objet Geometries, Inc. (U.S. office in Billerica, Mass.), TangoPlus FullCure930 is a semi-translucent elastomer that boasts excellent toughness and durability, high tear resistance, and a Ross Flex measurement in excess of 150,000. This makes it well suited for models that are likely to be exposed to long use or rough handling, Objet says. It is aimed at prototypes of gaskets, seals, hoses, athletic footwear, and toys. TangoPlus is designed for Objet's Eden 3D printing systems (models 500V and 350V) and is said to build on the success of the market-proven TangoGray and TangoBlack materials, and to position the company to have the widest range of rubber-like materials in the rapid prototyping and 3-D modeling market. (877) 489-9449 . www.2objet.com
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