Tango-Elastic

3D Printing

Tango-Elastic

Tango-Elastic is part of the Tango family which consists of a range of materials viz. Tango Plus, Tango BlackPlus etc. These are flexible materials which have shore hardness as low as 27-30A. Tango-Elastic material comes in either Yellowish-clear or Black color, but it can be blended with Ultra Detail Plastic photopolymer to attain a range of colors along with varying shore hardness (30A – 85A) and translucency.

Tango-Elastic parts can be made matte or glossy during manufacturing itself. This usually eliminates any need for post-processing operations. Since Tango-Elastic parts are fabricated in Polyjet technology, they have support structure generation. The supports are wax-like supports which can be removed manually or with the help of a water-jet.

Natural Color: Yellowish-clear, Black

Maximum bounding box: 490 x 390 x 200 mm

Accuracy: (+/-) 100-200 µm

Average turnaround time: 4-5 business days

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Highlights

  • High flexibility with smooth surface finish
  • Excellent feature retention capability & accuracy
  • Available in variety of colors
  • Post-processed part quality in as-build condition
  • Can be blended with Rigid materials

Limitations

  • Unsuitable for mechanical applications
  • Parts may warp when exposed to higher temperatures (greater than 45-50˚C)

Applications

  • Small aesthetic parts and display models with intricate features
  • Parts with multi-material capabilities
  • FMCG and packaging industries

Material data

Tango-Elastic is a flexible material with shore hardness as low as 27-30A. It has high elasticity and a very low tensile modulus, thereby making it suitable for applications requiring high flexibility.

Tango-Elastic Design Guidelines for 3D Printing

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Wall thickness

  • For a given part geometry, the minimum wall thickness should be at least 2mm.
  • For decent strength: 3mm.
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Minimum detail size

  • The minimum supported feature thickness: At least 0.5mm.

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Support Structures

  • Since Tango-Elastic parts are fabricated in Polyjet technology, support structures are generated on part geometries with overhangs and unsupported features.
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Embossing and Engraving:

  • Recommended fonts for a clear, legible text: Arial, Gothic
  • Letter strand width: at least 0.5mm
  • Embossing height: at least 0.5mm
  • Engraving (cavity) depth: at least 0.5mm
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Overhangs

  • If the length of the wall is greater than 50mm (5 cm), then a minimum wall thickness of 3-4mm should be kept to impart decent strength.