Exone end to end binder jetting service

Make Your Gypsum-Based 3D Printed Models Tougher and Brighter with 3DFix

INTAMSYS industrial 3d printing

Share this Article

3DFixSureHold has created what they call an impregnation and infiltration system that can make the colors of 3D printed objects brighter and more vivid, and perhaps most importantly, stronger.

Called 3DFix, the process works by applying a specially formulated cyanoacrylate resin to a 3D printed part to provide it with “spectacular colors, superior strength and other specific properties.”

Jerry Ragusa of SureHold says the clarity of the 3DFix cyanoacrylate resin allows light to pass into the surface of the part, and in doing so, the colors of the part will appear much more vibrant and full after infiltration.3DFix

“It’s perfect for great looking concept models,” the company says. “Our impregnation and infiltration system is specifically formulated to effectively penetrate the part better than competitive processes. The lower viscosity of our 3DFix allows the resin to soak into the porous surface without leaving a thick film on the top surface.”

SureHold says the product is exceptional for use in applications where appearance and strength are of prime importance, and they add that 3DFix transforms once-brittle models while simultaneously making them stand out with vivid color. The patent-pending process infuses and impregnates a 3D printed model to make it stronger, more durable, and longer lasting. It eliminates frosting and odors typically associated with super glues and provides a single-component, one-part, room temperature cure which is solvent-free and doesn’t require the use of a catalyst, heat, or clamps.2408939d41cf57ffc3987e15fc6bc7e2

A transparent material, 3DFix is designed for impregnating gypsum-based 3D printed models and it’s a wicking grade, low out-gassing instant adhesive which is capable of making 3D models up to 6 times stronger in total tensile strength. If you’re not convinced, check out the video (below) and watch the team at 3DFix do a “bowling ball test” on a pair of parts: one untreated and one treated with 3DFix.

“This process is ideal for stop motion animation models, prototypes, professional and architectural models, engineering models, consumer product models, fine art production; and, of course, assembly applications with high cosmetic appearance,” Ragusa says.

The company also offers 3DFix Industrial Strength CA Adhesive. It’s a low odor, non-blooming, and low-viscosity material as well.

Have you ever used a product to strengthen and infuse your gypsum-based 3D printed models? Let us know in the 3DFix forum thread on 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Printing News Briefs, September 21, 2021: 3D Printed COVID Test, Meatless Burgers, & More

Can Fluicell’s Bioprinted Tissue Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes?



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 12, 2021

Buckle your seatbelts, it’s going to be a busy week of webinars and events, both virtual and in-person! RAPID + TCT and FABTECH will both be held in-person this week...

Featured

Sixth Bioprinting Acquisition in One Year from Cellink Parent Company BICO

Pioneering bioprinting firm Cellink, now part of a larger company rebranded as BICO (short for bioconvergence), has already been making quite a name for itself and is preparing to capture...

Featured

Complete Tumor 3D Printed to Facilitate Faster Treatment Prediction

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, many of which are cancerous, but the deadliest, and sadly most common, is the aggressive, fast-growing glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a...

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: August 15th, 2021

From convincing your professor they need a 3D printer and the future of static mixers to biomaterials and bioprinting, we’ve got another week of webinars and events to tell you...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.