Vero is a family of photopolymer materials used in Polyjet 3D printing, which is a type of additive manufacturing technology that utilizes a UV-curable resin. Vero materials are known for their versatility, allowing for the production of parts with various colors, textures, and properties.
Properties and Materials
- Color Options: Vero materials are available in a wide range of colors, including opaque, translucent, and specialty colors, allowing for the production of parts with vibrant and customizable appearances.
- High Resolution Printing: Polyjet technology offers high-resolution printing capabilities, allowing for the production of parts with fine details, smooth surfaces, and complex geometries using Vero materials.
- Versatility: Vero materials can be combined to create multi-material parts with varying colors, textures, and properties, enabling the production of parts with different functionalities and aesthetics in a single print job.
- Wide Range of Applications: Vero materials are suitable for a wide range of applications, including prototypes, concept models, visual models, functional parts, and more, across various industries such as automotive, consumer goods, healthcare, and aerospace.
- Material Compatibility: Vero materials are compatible with other Polyjet materials, allowing for the creation of parts with different material properties, such as rigid and flexible regions, overmolded parts, and more.
- Post-processing Capabilities: Vero parts can be easily post-processed, such as polished, sanded, painted, or glued, to achieve desired surface finish, appearance, and assembly requirements.
- Good Mechanical Properties: Vero materials exhibit good mechanical properties, including moderate strength, toughness, and flexibility, making them suitable for functional prototypes and parts that require mechanical functionality.
- Material Recycling: Unused or excess Vero material can be recycled and reused in the Polyjet system, reducing material waste and optimizing material usage.
- UV Curing: Vero materials are cured using UV light during the Polyjet printing process, which results in parts with fully cured and stable properties without the need for additional curing steps or post-curing processes.
- Short Production Lead Time: Polyjet technology allows for fast printing speeds, which can result in shorter production lead times compared to other 3D printing technologies, making it suitable for rapid prototyping and production of small to medium-sized parts.