Stratasys has introduced FabriX Innovation Kit, a new solution for 3D printing on flexible substrates, aimed at designers and researchers who are looking to print for prototyping purposes.
This kit, advertised as an easy-to-use, comprehensive, and repeatable solution for 3D printing on fabric and flexible substrates, should be available for new and current Stratasys J850 3D printer customers.
The FabriX Innovation Kit should include hardware, materials and Stratasys GrabCAD print software.
“The Fabrix Innovation kit allows new and existing J850 Prime users to take their designs and prototypes to a level that has not been previously possible,” says Stratasys VP of design Shamir Shoham.
“This extension kit is purposely created to allow users to continue to print high colour, life-like prototypes, while also extending their ability to print on fabrics,” she went on.
Stratasys said that since 3D printing on fabric allows for creative design prototypes, FabriX was developed for designers at R&D and innovation centres across the education, consumer goods, embedded electronics and the concept car and automotive industries.
The FabriX innovation kit was also designed to transform the J850 Prime into an end-to-end hybrid system that extends the printers’ capabilities to include 3D printing on flexible, flat substrates, such as fabric, carbon fibre, flexible polymers, mylar, netting and canvas.
The FabriX Innovation kit should include a 0.2-2.5mm thick fabric mounting jig, an automatic fabric thickness calibration tool, software that includes a fabric analyzer wizard, flexible material printing on fabric and netting settings, and UV light illumination control during the print process.