What are Digital Materials?
A Digital Material is the result of combining two or three PolyJet photopolymers in specific concentrations and microstructures to create a composite material with hybrid characteristics. All possible combinations are preconfigured and selectable in Objet Studio and PolyJet Studio Software to ensure predictable, repeatable results.
This example combines the translucent Rubber-like material Tango Plus with Rigid Opaque materials Vero Magenta and Vero Yellow. You can see that the hue varies from yellow to magenta with a range of oranges in between, while the color intensity and opacity fade as the flexibility increases.
The 3D printing possibilities
A single model 3D printed on the Stratasys J750 can incorporate over 360,000 colors and an astonishing array of materials in a single build process. These are just some of the possibilities:
Simulate a variety of elastomers by combining rigid and flexible materials.
- Use Rigur as your rigid material on Connex3 and Objet1000 Plus for greater toughness and a range of Shore D values from 76 to 84.
- Use Digital ABS as your rigid material on the Stratasys J750 and Connex3 for greater durability and a range of Shore A values from 27 to 95.
Mimic standard plastics by combining materials with greater heat resistance and superior toughness to form Digital ABS.
Produce photorealistic details on the Stratasys J750 with a gamut of more than 360,000 colors. Connex3 can produce hundreds of vibrant colors in a variety of translucencies and durometers.
- Use clear, flexible TangoPlus to vary translucency and flexibility.
- Use opaque, flexible TangoBlack to vary shade and flexibility.
- Use VeroClear to vary color intensity and translucency.