New UV-Resistant ASA Thermoplastic Expands 3D Printed Outdoor Applications, Introduced at IMTS
Compatible with the Fortus 360mc, 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems, ASA thermoplastic surpasses the capabilities of ABS, offering UV resistance so parts will be durable and resist fading even with long-term exposure to direct sunlight.
Considered to have the best aesthetics of any FDM material available, ASA offers an exceptional surface finish – details such as printed text and other features are greatly improved by ASA’s matte finish.
It is also a highly reliable material, delivering a 50 percent increase in impact strength over Stratasys ABS, and a 25 percent increase in durability with slightly more flexibility.
ASA joins the Stratasys family of production-grade thermoplastics, including ABS, Nylon, PC and high-performance ULTEM 9085, developed to build tough, durable concept models, prototypes, tools and end-use parts.
See ASA in action right now in this exclusive vlog interview with Brendan Dillon, Product Manager at Stratasys.