Sherpa Design is one of the first companies in the beautiful Pacific NW to offer these type of parts.
This method enables previously impossible designs, from single-part combinations of complex assemblies to un-moldable and un-millable geometries like lattices. Your object is drawn from a resin tank without interruption. Sherpa Design will be able to construct prototype or production-ready parts in a single operation.
Since this signature printing process is 25 to 100 times faster than standard 3D printing techniques, our design process in many cases will be able to skip any prototyping stages and go directly to end-use part production. This process produces isotropic polymer parts similar to those produced by traditional injection molding processes. So, no stair-stepping like typical 3D printers produce.
Sherpa Design is excited to offer our regional customers this new inventory option and help them explore a world of business models. This fast 3D printing technology is compatible with certain proprietary materials, including Rigid Polyurethane (RPU), Flexible Polyurethane (FPU), Elastomeric Polyurethane (EPU), Cyanate Ester, Epoxy and Urethane Methacrylate.
RPU is our stiffest and most versatile polyurethane-based
resin. It performs well under stress, combining strength,
stiffness, and toughness.
FPU is a semi-rigid material with good impact, abrasion and fatigue resistance.
This versatile material was designed for applications that require the
toughness to withstand repetitive stresses such as hinging mechanisms and
EPU is a high performance polyurethane elastomer. It exhibits excellent elastic
behavior under cyclic tensile and compressive loads. EPU is useful for
demanding applications where high elasticity, impact and tear resistance are
needed such as cushioning, gaskets, and seals.
Our Cyanate Ester-based resin is a high performance
material marked by excellent strength, stiffness and longterm
EPX is our most accurate high-strength engineering
material. It has a heat deflection temperature of 140 °C,
making it useful in a variety of automotive, industrial, and
The UMA family contains rigid resins that are similar to conventional SLA
resins. They are perfect for prototyping, tooling, and fixture applications. They
print quickly and have excellent resolution. They are single-cure resins,
therefore post-processing does not require a thermal bake step. UMA resins
are available in six colors - CMYK, White, Gray. These colors can be mixed to
create custom colors.