Our basic guidelines for Carbon DLS (digital light synthesis) include important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and reduce overall production time.
Expected tolerances are +/- 0.010 in. (0.25mm) for the first inch plus +/-0.0015 in./in. (0.0015mm/mm) for each additional inch. Keep in mind that tolerances are not guaranteed on your first build of parts, however, we will work closely with you to help achieve critical dimensions. Please request critical dimensions when you upload your part, and our applications engineers will quickly review and provide feedback.
We offer an ABS-like rigid polyurethane (Carbon RPU 70) that works well for general purpose uses and a PP-like polyurethane (Carbon FPU 50) that is ideal for applications requiring flexibility and durability.
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