What's in YOUR resin?

OUR ADVANCED 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

Fortify 3D Printers support our unique range of composite materials, and a selection of “off the shelf” resins from our material suppliers.

This open platform approach makes Fortify a safe investment.

Materials: Electrical Performance

Fortify LL (Low Loss)

Fortify ESD-R (ESD Rigid)

Fortify ESD-T (ESD Tough)

 

 

*Bolded items are in development

Fortify DT+ (Digital Tooling)

This formulation consists of a high temperature resin, reinforced with ceramic fiber.  Fibers are aligned during the printing process to further tailor mechanics for the specific geometry of each mold.  This material is formulated for thicker cross section parts and has excellent stiffness, HDT and surface hardness. This has replaced Fortify’s original DT material in the lineup.

When to use:

  • Injection mold inserts and other tooling
  • Jigs and fixtures
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Fortify HT-R (High Temperature - Rugged)

HT-R consists of a high temperature resin reinforced by ceramic fibers. The result is a high-resolution resin with excellent temperature stability and mechanical properties. HT-R is the right choice for applications where strength and stiffness are needed over an extended temperature range. This resin has been designed with higher elongation than DT+.

When to use:

  • Connectors
  • Under-hood components
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Fortify ET (Enhanced Toughness)

Fortify reinforces a naturally tough resin with a blend of fiber and other proprietary additives to achieve impact strength and fracture toughness beyond what can be achieved with neat resin.  This material trades some high temperature stability for enhanced durability under dynamic loading conditions.

When to use:

  • Impellers
  • Fixtures and tooling
  • High impact applications
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Fortify FR (Flame Resistant)

Fortify is working with our partners to qualify additives for compliance with UL-94 requirements.  As we refine the requirements for this material (or materials) we would love to hear more about your specifications and intended use cases.

 

 

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Fortify WR (Wear Resistant)

Fortify’s combines aligned ceramic fiber with other proprietary additives to achieve high wear properties.   By tuning the alignment, we maintain component dimensions while preventing shedding, mass loss and fatigue.

When to use:

  • Gears
  • Impellers
  • Feed mechanisms
  • Slides, fixtures, and tooling
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3d printed rf device
3d printed rf device

Fortify LL (Low Loss)

This family of materials combines specially developed polymers with variable fill ratios to achieve desired dielectric properties and low loss tangents needed for use in the high frequency communications applications. 

DK of devices printed with these materials are tuned using additives as well as through the use of spatial latticing.

When to use:

  • MW and RF lenses, antennas
  • IoT Devices
  • Specialty Connectors
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3d printed rf device
3d printed rf device

Fortify ESD-R (ESD Rigid)

Fortify combines a high strength and high stiffness resin with highly aligned metal flake to make our ESD rigid material. This material is suitable for applications where strength, stiffness, and ESD capabilities are require. ES-R performs well at elevated temperatures. Recommended applications are ESD jigs and fixtures for a rigid hold. 

When to use:

  • Electrical housings 
  • Jigs/fixtures for electrical assembly (ESD)
  • EMI shielding
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ESD - Rigid Material
ESD - Rigid Material

Fortify ESD-T (ESD Tough)

Fortify combines a high toughness resin with highly aligned metal flake to make our ESD tough material. This material is suitable for applications where toughness and ESD capability are required. Recommended applications are ESD jigs and fixtures that have flexible features.

When to use:

  • Electrical housings
  • Jigs/fixtures for electrical assembly (ESD)
  • EMI shielding

Ceramic Matrix Materials

Fortify is collaborating with a well known research lab to incorporate our fiber alignment technology into 3D printable Pre-Ceramic Polymers (PCPs).   These materials print as a polymer, then convert to a dense ceramic in a post print pyrolization step. This is a very different process from the more common ceramic slurry printing processes.  The resulting Ceramic Matrix Composites have toughness ratings 2-5X higher than traditional engineered ceramics and can withstand heats in excess of 1600 degrees C.

When to use:

  • 1300 Deg C and higher
  • Crack resistant ceramics at moderate temperatures

Standard Materials

Fortify is currently qualifying a range of popular Open Source materials for use on Fortify 3D printers. If there is a particular resin you are interested in, please let us know.