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Realize SLA Materials Comparison Sheet
“For the last eight years, OtterBox has relied on Realize for our final production SLA prototype needs. We have grown accustomed to their responsive and professional service. Realize is our number one prototype resource! OtterBox tried the services of other local prototype vendors to accommodate our SLA and silicone prototype needs, and the results were lacking, leaving us disappointed. We ultimately went back to Realize due to their professionalism, quality, and lead time. Simply put, they are dependable, communicative, and customer-driven.
We have also developed a more personal relationship with Realize employees, welcoming them to our facilities as well as visiting their Indiana facility, which has also help strengthen the business relationship. Due to the nature of our business, we are often in need of an extremely expedited turnaround with regard to projects. Realize has always welcomed any challenge and have never failed to deliver! By utilizing Realize as our exclusive prototype source, OtterBox has drastically increased our design output, product offering while decreasing production revisions and, ultimately, dramatically decreasing our time to market”
Product Development Operations Coordinator, Otter Products
Realize, Inc. proudly specializes in Stereolithography (SLA®), the original 3D Printing technology, with an iPro™ 9000 SLA® Center, an iPro™ 8000 SLA® Center, a ProJet® 7000 HD System, seven Viper™ SLA® Systems and two SLA-5000 Systems. Our iPro systems exhibit one of the largest build platforms available today. With an envelope of 25″x29″x21″ each, we can handle big parts with ease. At the opposite end of the spectrum, our Vipers are capable of reproducing small parts with extremely fine detail when utilizing a High-Resolution (HR) build style. With twelve various SLA® Systems in our lab, we have the capacity to respond quickly to your critical timeline. For the fastest response, please use RealFastQuotes!, our instant online SLA quoting system that also gives you the ability to place orders. Also, don’t forget to visit our Custom Finishing page to learn about ways to enhance the appearance your SLA model.
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Somos® 8120 (Polyethylene-like)
An excellent choice for functional applications where accuracy, flexibility, and impact strength are critical requirements.
Accura® 25 (Polypropylene-like)
An opaque, off-white material that is durable and flexible.
Accura® Xtreme (Polypropylene/ABS-like)
A tough, opaque gray material for applications requiring durability and impact resistance.
Somos® ProtoGen™ 18420 (ABS-like)
An excellent general purpose, white resin that can be thermally postcured to increase the heat deflection temperature to ~200°F. Although not FDA approved, this medical-grade material has passed USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility testing when specific cleaning procedures are followed.
Accura® ABS Black (ABS-like) (Formerly called RenShape SL7820)
A black, durable material for a variety of applications.
Somos® WaterShed™ XC 11122 (ABS-like)
A strong, rigid medical-grade material that retains its properties in a variety of environmental conditions. It is clear and nearly colorless when properly post processed. This material has also passed USP Class VI and ISO 10993 biocompatibility testing when specific cleaning procedures are followed. XC 11122 may also be used to produce QuickCast™ patterns for investment casting.
Somos® NeXt (ABS-like)
A white, high-performance material with an unbeatable combination of stiffness and toughness for your functional testing needs.
Accura® 60 (Polycarbonate-like)
This stiff material is a popular choice for wind tunnel models and QuickCast™ patterns for investment casting. It can also be post processed to achieve a clear model.
Somos® PerFORM (Composite)
Realize is proud to have been the first installed vat of Somos® PerFORM in the US. This strong, stiff, high-temperature resistant composite material is useful for a variety of applications.