Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122

Material
Stereolithography SLA) - Somos® WaterClear Ultra

Description

Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 is a durable, transparent stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing material. It is a clear photopolymer that can produce high-quality parts with excellent accuracy and detail. The material is designed for functional prototyping, creating models, and having finished products with complex geometries. It features high tensile strength, elongation, and impact resistance, making it ideal for various applications such as lenses, light guides, enclosures, and medical devices. Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 has a low viscosity, which allows it to flow easily and penetrate small details in the 3D model, resulting in precise features and intricate designs. Additionally, the material is resistant to color fading, yellowing, and environmental factors such as UV and moisture damage.

Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 Applications

  • Automotive lenses
  • Bottles
  • Lenses
  • Light pipes

Resources

Material Manufacturer: DSM

Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 Characteristics

Clear/Translucent

  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • Low Viscosity
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Rigid
  • Temperature Resistant

Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties UV Postcure
Tensile Strength
8.1 ksi
Tensile Modulus
418 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
7.5%
Flexural Strength
12.2 ksi
Flexural Modulus
361 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
122° F
Mechanical Properties UV Postcure
Tensile Strength
56 MPa
Tensile Modulus
2880 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
7.5%
Flexural Strength
84 MPa
Flexural Modulus
2490 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

Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a type of 3D printing that employs a UV-sensitive liquid resin cured through a digital light projector. Once the printing process is finished, our AM technicians thoroughly clean the part, remove any supports, and apply UV and thermal curing, if necessary. 

DLP 3D printing is an ideal choice for projects that require high levels of detail and finishing in various production-grade materials. This technology can produce components with varying durometers and characteristics, ranging from supple silicone to rigid high-temp cyanate ester. It is beneficial for creating small end-use components, lightweight metal part replacements, functional, high-detail prototypes, jigs, and fixtures.

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