3-D printing materials specialist Solid Concepts Inc. (Valencia, Calif.), a Stratasys company, will feature 3-D printed PEEK, PEI, Inconel, stainless steel materials and advanced formula polymer urethanes. Solid Concepts offers high-performance PEEK and PEI thermoplastics, long used in the medical and aerospace fields, in conjunction with their 3-D printing services. For low-volume production, Solid Concepts offers QuantumCast and CompositeCast cast urethanes, proprietary silicone tool casting solutions. Solid Concepts’ cast urethane product offerings include advanced formula polymers in addition to a professional finishing department.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.