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Example part printed on Neo printer using Somos® Watershed XC 11122 material

General Purpose

Somos® WaterShed XC 11122

Versatile, good all-round polymer, very easy to use.
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122’s ABS and PBT-like properties for stereolithography technology make it a popular resin among designers. Somos® WaterShed produces detailed parts with superior clarity and water resistance, well-suited to fluid flow analysis. The durable, clear parts look and feel similar to an engineered plastic, with a smooth finish that accelerates testing time. The material is strong enough to withstand intense wind tunnel testing, making it an ideal choice for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Key Features

Easy to use and finish
Superior moisture resistance
Exceptional clarity

 

General Purpose

Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122

Versatile, easy to use, exceptional clarity.
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 is a low-viscosity material that produces accurate, functional parts that simulate an acrylic appearance, with minimized finishing requirements. The material is ideal for applications that require optical clarity, like fluid flow analysis, master patterns and concept and functional models. Somos® WaterClear provides refractive values similar to those of the engineered plastics used for functional testing of optical light transmission work.

Key Features

Extraordinary optical clarity
Superior moisture resistance
Easy to use and finish

 

Example part printed on Neo printer using Somos® WaterShed Black material

General Purpose

Somos® WaterShed Black

Versatile, good all-round polymer, very easy to use.
With similar properties and processing to Somos® WaterShed XC 11122, Somos WaterShed Black is a stereolithography resin that produces rigid, tough parts in a true black color, with no need for painting. With its improved formulation, Somos® WaterShed Black has up to a 50% faster processing speed compared to other black SL materials, offering minimal finishing and more consistent processing over time. Somos® WaterShed Black also offers superior moisture and chemical resistance.

Key Features

Ease-of-use and fast processing with minimal finishing, more consistent processing over time
Truer black color off the machine
Based on proven technology of Somos® WaterShed XC 11122
Smooth surface finish
Superior moisture and chemical resistance

 

Tough

Somos® Taurus

High heat and toughness, thermoplastic-like performance.
Somos® Taurus delivers excellent surface quality and reduces job times for highly detailed parts and isotropic mechanical properties. Somos® Taurus provides the thermal and mechanical performance that once required thermoplastic 3D printing techniques. The material’s higher heat deflection temperature increases its possible applications. The material’s darker color gives parts an added richness that minimizes part finishing and painting, making it a great choice for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Key Features

Superior strength and durability
Wide range of applications
Excellent surface and large part accuracy
Heat tolerance up to 90°C
Thermoplastic-like performance, look and feel

 

Tough

Somos® EvoLVe 128

Very tough and durable with great surface finish.
Somos® EvoLVe 128 is a durable stereolithography material that produces accurate, highly detailed parts and is designed for easy finishing. The material’s look and feel is almost indistinguishable from finished traditional thermoplastics, making it perfect for building parts and prototypes for functional testing applications and resulting in time, money and material savings during product development. Ideal applications include tough, functional prototypes, snap-fits and jigs & fixtures.

Key Features

Easy to clean & finish
High strength & durability
Accurate & dimensionally stable
High detail

 

High Heat

Somos® PerFORM

Very high heat and stiffness, ceramic.
Somos® PerFORM produces strong, stiff, high temperature-resistant composite parts that are ideal for rapid tooling and wind tunnel testing. With the lowest viscosity of any composite stereolithography material, parts made from Somos® PerFORM are faster to build, easier to clean. They also possess superior sidewall quality, with unmatched feature detail. The material’s high heat tolerance, outstanding print resolution and part stiffness make it ideal for high temperature testing, electrical casings and automotive housings.

Key Features

Excellent detail resolution
Faster, easier processing & finishing
Superior high heat tolerance
Expanded applications

 

High Heat

Somos® PerFORM Reflect

Very high heat and stiffness, ceramic, developed for PIV.
Somos® PerFORM Reflect utilizes patented new technology that reduces and can even eliminate the finishing work required by traditional materials. Somos® PerFORM Reflect produces strong, stiff, temperature-resistant composite parts ideal for wind tunnel testing. By eliminating the need for additional PIV coatings, Somos® PerFORM Reflect reduces post-processing by more than 30%. Decreasing the overall lead time per design iteration and allowing customers to conduct iterations faster leads to faster data collection.

Key Features

Ready-to-use material for PIV wind tunnel testing
Faster image processing, higher accuracy wind tunnel models
>30% reduction in post-processing time
Excellent detail resolution
Improved surface quality, faster part finishing
Superior high heat properties