Somos® Taurus

Material

Technology: Stereolithography

Stereolithography (SLA) - Somos® Taurus

Description

Somos® Taurus is a highly versatile material with superior thermal and mechanical performance. Its exceptional robustness and charcoal gray appearance make it an excellent choice for designers and manufacturers who require the highest quality and durability in their functional prototyping and end-use applications. 

With a higher heat deflection temperature than many other materials, Somos® Taurus can be used in various applications, giving designers and engineers greater flexibility in their product development process. The material’s unique properties also offer excellent dimensional stability, ensuring that components made with Somos® Taurus are accurate and consistent. 

Whether you’re creating parts for the aerospace, automotive, or medical industries, Somos® Taurus is a reliable and high-performance choice that will meet your needs. Its exceptional strength and durability make it an excellent choice for complex and demanding applications, while its superior appearance and finish ensure that your products look as good as they perform.

Somos® Taurus Applications

  • Customized End-Use Parts
  • Tough, Functional Prototypes
  • Under the Hood Automotive Parts
  • Functional Testing for Aerospace
  • Low volume connectors for electronics

Resources

Material Manufacturer: DSM

Somos® Taurus Characteristics

Charcoal Gray

  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant
  • Temperature Resistant

Somos® Taurus Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties UV Postcure
Tensile Strength
6.8 ksi
Tensile Modulus
335 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
24%
Flexural Strength
10.7 ksi
Flexural Modulus
298 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
122° F
Mechanical Properties UV Postcure
Tensile Strength
46.9 MPa
Tensile Modulus
2310 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
24%
Flexural Strength
73.8 MPa
Flexural Modulus
2054 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 

Stereolithography 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