As you have seen from previous responses, there are a number of solutions to the
development of a flexible component. To identify the proper solution, you will
need to clarify what flexible implies. Most importantly, is it a rigid plastic
component that has some give (like styrene, polyethylene or polypropylene)? Or,
is it a rubber-like part that would be produced in a thermoplastic elastomer?
If you are looking for rigidity with some flexibility, SLA, SLS and FDM have
If you desire the rubber-like property, you will need to look at DTM's SLS
process. The Somos 201 material will provide this desired property. In
addition, you can consider DuraDye(tm), a proprietary process from my
organization, that has worked very well on rubber-like applications.
I hope this helps to clarify this information that has been previously provided.
Joe Frantz wrote:
> Dear List:
> We are working on a medical device that requires a flexible strap component.
> What flexible RP materials are currently available?
> What durometers are the materials?
> Does anyone have a build scheduled in the next week?
> Thank you for your help.
> FRANTZ INDUSTRIES, INC.
> Rapid Tooling & Injection Molding
> Mini-Jector Molding Machines
> 45 Pleasant Drive
> Chagrin Falls, Ohio
> Telephone: (440) 247-2960
> Facsimile: (440) 247-2294
> E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
> For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
-- Todd A. Grimm Director of Marketing Accelerated Technologies Inc. Phone: 606-334-3875 Fax: 606-586-0404 email@example.com
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://ltk.hut.fi/rp-ml/
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