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Photocentric Introduces Brand New Rigid, High-Temperature Resins

The EXBuild Team on Apr 11, 2024 11:30:00 AM


Photocentric is excited to announce the addition of two more resins to their extensive lineup of UV and Daylight resin offerings, HighTemp DL401 and Rigid DLFR. Years of development from their chemistry team, in collaboration with renowned beta users, have created their first genuine alternative to metal tooling. Let's take a look at the key features of each material and where they can fit in your production process.

Photocentric HighTemp DL401

HighTemp DL401

Photocentric HighTemp DL401 is a rigid resin designed for molding applications, possessing both high stiffness and ductility, and capable of withstanding high temperatures. Parts created in DL401 show superior compression behavior, and resistance to fatigue, temperature, and moisture without bending or deforming. HighTemp DL401 can be used for quick printing applications and can print with an impressive layer thickness of 350 microns. HighTemp DL401 works on Photocentric’s Daylight 3D Printers.

Optimized for:

  • Hot fluid and gas manifolds
  • Heat resistant housings and fixtures
  • Molds and inserts
  • Outdoor applications

Why was HighTemp DL401 developed?

  • HighTemp DL400 is a rigid resin, for molding you sometimes need some compression to allow the parts to mate, HighTemp401 allows this compression
  • HighTemp DL400 was one of Photocentric's best selling resins in 2023, due to its success and customer feedback for larger parts, they developed DL401

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Photocentric Rigid DLFR

Rigid DLFR

Rigid DLFR is Photocentric’s first Daylight Flame Retardant resin with UL 94 V-0 certification, even showing self-extinguishing properties in the green state. Combined with an exceptionally high HDT and high tensile modulus, it is ideal for 3D parts in industries such as aerospace, automotive and railway. Easy to print and process due to its low viscosity. Printed parts exhibit a superior level of detail and dimensional accuracy, making it the perfect choice for connectors and fittings for both consumer and industrial applications.

Optimized for:

  • Electrical and electronic enclosures and connectors
  • High power electrical applications
  • Battery housings
  • Suitable for parts in industries like automotive, aerospace, railway, appliances, medical and furniture 

Why was Rigid DLFR developed?

  • There is growth in using 3D printing in the transport industry, Photocentric have had many requests to develop a resin that passes UL94-VO (3mm)
  • At the same time, Photocentric have had many request from the electronics industry
  • Preliminary tests showed Photocentric FR resin could outperform competitors' resins in both cost and performance

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