M1, is a 3D printer using the revolutionary technology called CLIP. It gained recognition of global corporations like: Ford, BMW, Johnson&Johnson, Legacy Effects, or a company, which Paweł described in his recent article – Delphi. No wonder, that Carbon wants to meet the expectations of the highest number of potential customers and launches new resins. What is characteristic of their newest material?

One of the first companies that got their hands on M1 DLP 3D printer was global 3D printing services provider –  Sculpteo. It describes successively all of its experiences connected with the machine on its blog. 2 months ago I published a round-up of 4 resins tested by them. They have just released a new blog post detailing their experiences with Cyanate Ester (CE), a material that has high-performance and heat-resistant properties.

Cyanate Ester is one of the most interesting resins dedicated for the M1. While there have been several high-performance resins available, the Cyanate Ester  seems to bring end-use functionality that can be manufactured in a matter of minutes to the table. The 3D prints distinguish with their smooth, shiny, transparent, amber-like surface. When polished, they become dull and matte. Ready objects are very stiff and capable of deflecting heat up to 219ºC, that’s why they’re perfect for automotive applications, electronics and industrial parts that need to survive and continue to perform in hot environments.

Sculpteo notes that while the Cyanate Ester is quite rigid and capable of extremely precise high resolution parts as thin as 0.25 mm, they’re not ready to offer interlocking or moving parts just yet. Testing of resins is really time-consuming. The other problem is choosing of proper supports, because the stiffness of the material makes them hard to remove.

While the 3D prints made with M1 need very little post-processing, the Cyanate Ester requires to undergo a secondary curing stage in order to unlock its advanced engineering properties.

Several of Sculpteo’s automotive and aerospace clients are already using the CE for tooling or mechanical parts and so far the results have been promising.

Source: www.3dprint.com

Łukasz Długosz
Enthusiast of 3D printing, new technologies and computer games. Owner of a shop with filaments and 3D printers - filaments4U.com.

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