Accura® ClearVue

Material
Stereolithography - Accura® ClearVue - from an SLA Printer

Accura® ClearVue Description

Accura® ClearVue, an SLA material, is a high-quality plastic material with exceptional clarity and transparency. Its superior ability to withstand moisture and humidity makes it a top choice for various applications, including electronic displays, optical lenses, and medical devices. In addition to its remarkable transparency, Accura® ClearVue is also highly durable and resistant to impact, providing long-lasting performance even in challenging environments. Whether you need a reliable material for use in harsh conditions or an explicit and transparent material for a specific application, SLA Accura® ClearVue is an excellent choice that delivers outstanding results.

Accura® ClearVue Applications

  • Bottles
  • Fluid Flow Testing
  • Lenses
  • Lights
  • Medical Devices
  • Packaging
  • Quickcast Patterns
  • Visual Models

Resources

The creator of this material is Covestro Additive Manufacturing.

Accura® ClearVue Characteristics

Clear/Translucent

  • Biocompatible*
  • Durable
  • Good For Snap Fits
  • High Resolution/High Detail
  • High Strength
  • Moisture Resistant

* Special processing may be required. Please Notify us of any biocompatibility needs.

Accura® ClearVue Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength
6,700 - 7,700 psi
Tensile Modulus
329 - 383 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
3 - 15%
Flexural Strength
10,400 - 12,200 psi
Flexural Modulus
287 - 335 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
122° F
Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength
46 - 53 MPa
Tensile Modulus
2,270 - 2,640 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
3 - 15%
Flexural Strength
72 - 84 MPa
Flexural Modulus
1,980 - 2,310 MPa
Heat Deflection at 1.82 MPa
50° C

Stereolithography

Technology
Max Build Area

31 x 31 x 23 in

Lead Time

1 – 2 Days

Tolerances

First inch ± 0.005 in

Additional inches ± 0.0015 in

Layer Thickness

Normal resolution 0.004 in

Minimum feature 0.012 in.

High-resolution 0.002 in

Minimum feature 0.006 in 

About Stereolithography

Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing technology that uses photopolymerization to create solid objects. The process involves using a liquid resin that is sensitive to ultraviolet light. When the liquid resin is exposed to a UV laser, it polymerizes into a solid material. The laser cures the part layer by layer to create the desired shape.

After forming the object, it undergoes additional UV and thermal treatments to improve its strength and durability. The resulting parts are highly accurate and have a smooth surface finish.

Stereolithography is a fast and precise process commonly used to create prototypes, master patterns, and large concept models. Its high speed and design flexibility allow rapid iteration during new product development. In addition, stereolithography printers can create complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing techniques.

Design Recommendations

Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

0.03 in

Escape Holes

0.04 in

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.016 in
Height/Depth: 0.016 in

Holes & Openings

0.02 in

Horizontal Spans

0.08 in

Minimum Features

0.008 in

Pin Diameter

0.03 in

Supports & Overhangs

Base Supports Otherwise 45°

Walls (Supported)

0.02 in

Walls (Unsupported)

0.04 in
Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

0.7 mm

Escape Holes

1 mm

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.4 mm
Height/Depth: 0.4 mm

Holes & Openings

0.5 mm

Horizontal Spans

2 mm

Minimum Features

0.2 mm

Pin Diameter

0.7 mm

Supports & Overhangs

Base Support Otherwise 45°

Walls (Supported)

0.5 mm

Walls (Unsupported)

1 mm