Clear rapid prototyped parts have ABS-like properties

DSM Somos is introducing WaterShed XC 11122, a near colourless version of its popular ABS-like WaterShed 11120 material. Brian Bauman, DSM Somos Product Manager, declares: "WaterShed XC delivers the exceptional functionality and versatility of WaterShed 11120, but produces parts that look more like true, clear engineered plastic."

Rapid prototyping service bureaus agree. Mike Primavera, President of New York based Dynacept, comments: "WaterShed 11120 performs like ABS but looks more like glass with a slight green tint. WaterShed XC maintains all the great performance properties, but without the colour. This makes it highly suited for parts such as lenses or clear covers for automotive, medical and consumer product applications. We see it as a huge improvement."

Jason Morgan of Texas-based Harvest Technologies adds: "WaterShed XC offers a substantial improvement over WaterShed 11120 in terms of aesthetics. Without any degradation of the mechanical properties, you lose the green hue and gain the ability to produce practically crystal-clear parts. Being able to produce functional ABS-like SL parts with that level of optical clarity is a significant advancement."

Building on Somos' patented clear resin technology, WaterShed XC has been formulated with the DSM Somos Oxetane Advantage, which the company describes as an advanced chemistry platform that produces parts with outstanding water resistance and high dimensional stability. WaterShed XC 11122 is now commercially available throughout Europe and the USA. To find a service bureau near you that is running the material, log on to

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1122 St. Charles Street
IL 60120

+1 847 697 0400

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