“With pressure to decrease the time and costs associated with bringing a product to market, there is increased demand for suppliers with full-service production capabilities - particularly in the medical, automotive and heavy machinery industries,” said Richard Garrity, Stratasys vice president of RedEye On Demand. “With the addition of cast urethane services our customers will realize the benefits in time and money associated with utilizing one source for their conceptual 3D modeling, rapid prototyping and short-run production needs.”
Typically used to produce durable, short-run production components quickly, cast urethane molding is ideally suited for a wide range of materials for prototyping or end-use applications. A bridge between rapid prototyping and injection molding, cast urethane molding combines the durability of an FDM additive-manufactured part with the surface finish of a traditionally manufactured part.
Because of the urethanes’ ability to simulate thermoplastic material characteristics, such as heat deflection, impact strength and durometer, the technology is often used to produce parts for visual models in color and texture studies, product testing and verification, and low-volume production of fewer than 100 parts.
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