PROS:

  • Very rigid and durable
  • High transparency/clarity (when polished)
  • Can be used in a multi-material print

CONS:

  • High cost
  • Achieving high clarity requires multi-step polishing and finishing process
  • Hue changes with exposure to UV light
  • Non-planar or small surfaces are difficult to polish

 


Material options

 METHODMATERIALCOST ($/cubic inch)TIME: totalProduction StepsTime requiredSpecial Equipment NeededConditionsAble to be colored?health and safetyChemical CompositionPPEWhere to Purchase

Glossy setting, Polished

Vero Clear

$19.85 (plus cost of sandpaper and polishing media)Sample cube required 2 hours print time (plus 2 hours hand-polish time). Upload STL to 3D printing queue, requesting Vero Clear material and glossy setting.
Remove support material and perform additional wet polish to faces as needed.

Print time depends on volume and height of part, as well as other jobs in the print queue.


Objet Connex 3D PrinterExposing printed part to strong sources of light may change the hue and transparency of the part.Yes.
At GSD can tint with Vero White or Agilus Black. Other colors possible elsewhere.
Considered a hazardous substance in liquid form: toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, can cause serious eye damage or irritation, can cause skin sensitization; for other hazards, consult SDS. At least one constituant chemical is considered to be carcinogenic and possibly mutagenic.
When used as described, the hazardous liquid is released from a cartridge only inside a printing system, so exposure is limited. Once cured, part is considered to be non-irritating and not sensitizing to skin. No other data available.
Too many to list, see SDS: section 3Wear impervious gloves, tight sealing safety goggles, long-sleeved clothing.Fabrication Lab: 3D printing online queue

Glossy setting, Unpolished

Vero Clear

$19.85Sample cube required 2 hours.Upload STL to 3D printing queue, requesting Vero Clear material and glossy setting.
Remove support material.
Print time depends on volume and height of part, as well as other jobs in the print queue.


Fabrication Process


Polishing



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