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DSM Somos® 9120

This polypropylene prototype material exhibits properties very close to actual polypropylene. It is quite flexible making it an ideal choice for a prototype part with snap fits or assembled parts. It is also quite fast in terms of build time required. Consequently, large parts can be built and delivered quickly. This material is also useful in creating parts for applications where durability and robustness are critical requirements (e.g., automobile components, electronic housings, medical products, large panels and snap-fit parts).

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  • 32MPa/ 4.7ksi

    Tensile strength at break

  • 15-25%

    Elongation at break

  • 52-61°C

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  • 0.15mm .006" .006"

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DSM Somos Watershed® XC 11122

A clear SLA material and is virtually colorless at any thickness. It is a prototype material that looks like polycarbonate and is ideal for many applications in the automotive, medical and consumer electronics markets which require clear prototype parts including: Prototype Lenses, Packaging, Water flow analysis, RTV patterns, Silicon Mold Patterns, Durable Concept Models, Wind Tunnel Testing models, Quickcast patterns and Investment Casting patterns. This clear prototype material is also great for clients who want to see wire or circuit board interference and interaction inside assemblies once the outer shells are assembled. Somos 11122 has been formulated with DSM Somos Oxetane Advantage giving it outstanding water resistance and high dimensional stability.

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    Ideal for lenses and manufacturing packaging supplies

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    Water flow analysis

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    RTV molding and manufacturing patterns

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    Concept modeling

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    Wind tunnel testing

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    Manufacturing Quickcast patterns

  • 50.4MPa/ 7.3ksi

    Tensile strength at break

  • 15.5%

    Elongation at break

  • 50°C@ 0.46 MPa (66 psi)

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  • 0.10-0.15mm .004-.006"

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DSM Somos 18420

Protogen 18420 is an all purpose ABS like Rapid Prototyping material. Its formulation is based upon DSM Somos Oxetane chemistry which offers superior chemical resistance and industry leading low humidity absorption. Heat Treated Somos 18420 raises Rapid Prototype parts resistance to heat to nearly 100 degrees Celsius making it an ideal choice for parts needing to be used in high heat or high humidity environments.

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    Fit and Form Testing

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    Functional Prototyping

  • 43MPa/ 6.4ksi

    Tensile strength at break

  • 8-16%

    Elongation at break

  • 53-56°C @ 0.46 MPa (66 psi)

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  • 0.10-0.15mm .004-.006"

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DSM Somos NeXT

This "next" generation material really does live up to its name. It combines stiffness and impact resistance which brings it closer than ever before to an injection molded thermoplastic than virtually any other SLA material. Applications include short run manufacturing, functional end use performance prototypes such as snap-fit designs, impellers, ductwork, connectors, electronic covers, automotive housings, dashboard assemblies, packaging and sporting goods.

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    Functional Testing

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    End-use Prototyping

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    Manufacturing Sporting Goods

  • 32.8MPa/ 4.8ksi

    Tensile strength at break

  • 9%

    Elongation at break

  • 56°C@ 0.46 MPa (66 psi)

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  • 0.15mm .006" .006"

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AXIS is an excellent provider of Rapid Prototyping services. They have always delivered a quality product at a low cost.

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Designer and manufacturer of safety products

AXIS is an excellent provider of Rapid Prototyping services. They have always delivered a quality product at a low cost.

Manufacturer of construction tools

Very impressed with the transfer of data and quality of the parts from AXIS.

Manufacturer of public spectator seating

Parts were delivered on time and in perfect shape.

Important entertainment and lighting control manufacturer

Axis Prototypes is a great supplier to work with. They provided more than enough information to make an informed decision on alternatives.

Major US Manufacturer of Fabricated Steel Products

Our customers are addicted to the quality and service that AXIS provides. Over the last 8 years, we’ve built garden tools, mobile computers, beer taps, and prosthetics. We’ve constantly demanded more from our prototypes, and Axis has responded by adding new materials, new equipment and new knowledge. Axis is essential to our business.

Leading Canadian design firm

Once again you have taken top spot. I will never take quotes from any other supplier, due to your outstanding performance. Over and over, your team at Axis has made me shine. Thank you for your excellent support.

Automotive mold and engineering firm

Axis Proto has won our hearts and we can see why your firm came recommended to us. Without a doubt Axis Proto takes it's business serious and quality. Thank you in the highest manner

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