E-Glass

E-Glass

E-Glass is a translucent material. The optical properties can be influenced with surface treatments: the printed part can be rendered either optically clear or opalescent translucent. E-Glass provides precise details and a smooth surface finish. While in print mode the parts require structural supports which are removed after printing. Typical applications include prototypes and in some cases end products. Commonly used in:

  • Light guides
  • Educational purposes e.g. flow models
  • Silicone casting (master molds)
  • Lamp profiles and hoods

3D Printing Technique: Stereolithography (SLA)
Build chamber/max size: 266 mm x 175 mm x 193 mm
Layer thickness: 50 – 100 um
Dimensional accuracy: ± 0,25mm + ± 0,1mm/100mm
Support material: Printed material

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> Technical Information
> About Stereolithography

E-glass is a UV-curable resin that will continue the UV reaction after manufacture. The material is not suitable for end use products exposed to mechanical stress.

Brightness and translucency can be modified with a variety of post processing treatments. Polishing adds opacity while lacquer brightens the part.

Wall thickness

The recommended wall thickness is 1 mm. Structures smaller than this are very fragile and may not withstand the post processing treatments. After production the pieces are washed in alcohol and the supports are removed.

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Inside & outside font labels

Inside and outside texts and labels are possible to print depending on the font size, depth/hight of the text and the orientation when printing. Consult our experts for more information.

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Warping

After printing thin areas may warp during UV curing. The warping effect is minimised with good design and production management.

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