Somos® WaterShed Black

Material
Stereolithography (SLA) - Somos® WaterShed Black

Description

Somos® WaterShed Black is a highly effective solution that allows for the creation of sturdy, moisture-resistant, and durable parts. This innovative product eliminates the need for additional painting, making it a highly efficient and cost-effective option for those looking to streamline their manufacturing process. Whether working in the automotive industry, aerospace sector, or any other field requiring high-performance parts, Somos® WaterShed Black is an excellent choice. With its exceptional moisture resistance, this product ensures that your components remain in optimal condition, even in harsh environments. Its rigidity and toughness make it an ideal material for creating parts that can withstand heavy loads and extreme temperatures. Choose Somos® WaterShed Black for a reliable, long-lasting, and visually appealing solution to your manufacturing needs.

Somos® WaterShed Black Applications

  • Automotive
  • Electronic Housings
  • Packaging
  • Functional Prototypes
  • End-use parts

Resources

Material Manufacturer: DSM

Somos® WaterShed Black Characteristics

Black

  • Chemical Resistant
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Rigid

Somos® WaterShed Black Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties UV Postcure
Tensile Strength
7.3 ksi
Tensile Modulus
402 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
15.5%
Flexural Strength
10 ksi
Flexural Modulus
320 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
120° F
Mechanical Properties UV Postcure
Tensile Strength
50.4 MPa
Tensile Modulus
2770 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
15.5%
Flexural Strength
68.7 MPa
Flexural Modulus
2205 MPa
Heat Deflection at 1.82 MPa
49° 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