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Arrk releases new rubber-like rapid prototyping material

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Arrk  has been providing rapid prototyping and manufacturing services to Australia and New Zealand for over 10 years.

In more recent years, Arrk has been dedicated in assisting companies bring in-house their own rapid prototyping capabilities, using Objet 3D printing technology.

By handling all 3D printing in-house, companies can ensure confidentiality throughout the design process, reduce risk and cost of error, promote team creativity and reduce time to market.

Objet 3-dimensional printing technology, first introduced to the market in 2001, has been proved to address the needs of a wide range of industries and applications.

With installations at manufacturers in Australia, New Zealand and around the world, Objet 3D printing technology has been dedicated to expand and diversify the range of rapid prototyping materials.

The launch of TangoPlus is an improvement on the existing rubber-like materials, with elongation at break of 218% and improved durability and resistance to deterioration.

With a hardness of shore A27, TangoPlus addresses a broad range of applications requiring rubber-like flexibility and durability such as gaskets and seals, keypads, hoses, athletic footwear and toys.

By combining Objet’s proven technology with a wide range of materials, it is possible to bring the advantages of rapid prototyping to a broader range of industries and also vastly expand the applications within those industries.

This is particularly true for the manufacturing of plastic goods. For example, in the automotive industry, the ability to instantly feel the flexibility of a prototype gasket or seal enables design adjustments early in the design cycle, avoiding time-consuming changes later in the process.

Objet technology jets ultra-thin 16 micron layers of photopolymer materials, delivering exceptional accuracy and allowing complex geometry and fine detail reproduction.

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