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Stratasys Develops Static-Dissipative ABS

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Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   7/26/2011 9:13:06 AM
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There seems to be a lot of activity in the 3D printing sector lately, especially around the design and application of new materials. Any sense of why now or what's behind this accelerated pace of innovation?

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Douglas Smock   7/26/2011 9:13:02 AM
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ESD properties can be applied to a number of diffeent plastics through special formulations. In this case, the treatment was applied to ABS because it's a widely used, low cost engineering plastic and conforms to the Fused Deposition Modeling technology developed by Stratasys.

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Alexander Wolfe   7/26/2011 9:03:03 AM
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Do the static-dissipative properties of ABS plastic relate specifically to the ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)? That is, are there other materials which could also be used or is that why one uses ABS?

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