A manufacturing and product development firm announced the addition of a new stereolithography (SLA) resin from DSM Somos. WaterClear Ultra combines high clarity with extremely low color, high dimensional accuracy, and other performance features. It is suited for producing lenses, housings, packaging models, fluid-flow analysis models, and master patterns. Miguel Diaz, director of the firm’s Mexico manufacturing operations, says, “The WaterClear Ultra material…builds very well and offers great accuracy. We are excited to have this material for stand-alone SLA parts and also for master patterns for urethane cast parts. We traditionally have used hand-polished CNC-machined acrylic patterns for clear and tinted urethane castings; now we will also be able to use WaterClear Ultra SLA patterns.”
Rapid Product Development Group, Inc.