Transparent material for additive manufacturing
- A rigid Polyjet Photopolymer material.
- It replicates clear and tinted translucent materials.
- High surface smoothness.
- Ideal for simulating internal components.
Versatile material technology
RGD720 is a translucent photopolymer that is ideal for simulating plastics. Its rigidity and surface smoothness makes it perfect for modelling work with internal components – letting designers see exactly how internal parts will work, or how other elements will interact with them.
These qualities make RGD720 ideal for consumer products and medical devices where it is important to get the workings of internal components right. By using 3D printing instead of traditional prototyping, designers can quickly print and test – seeing how fluid flows through internal pipes, for example, or checking the fit of multiple parts.
Standalone or blend
Like most Polyjet materials, RGD720 can be used on its own to simulate products like glass lenses or light fittings. It can also be used with other materials to produce more complex designs, giving a complete picture and allowing for full test and development.
Speeding up prototyping helps project teams to reduce costs and improve time to market, making projects more efficient and more effective. Teams who invest in 3D printing say they have significantly reduced the costs of traditional prototyping, as well as often improving the quality of the model itself.
The joy of Polyjet Photopolymer materials and state-of-the-art 3D printers is that they can be applied to any product. From zip links to highly accurate medical models, 3D printing helps to visualise the end product. It’s not just the cost and accuracy that’s important – it is the time saved.
Traditional prototyping takes time – projects are used to factoring in days, if not weeks to build a model. 3D printing significantly reduces that time, which in turn saves money and speeds up the overall project. It is one of the many reasons that increasing numbers of development, research and innovation projects are turning to 3D printing.