Build Larger, Faster, and Lighter Than Ever with ID-Light
Offered only by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, the ID-Light (Industrial Design Light) process is available with both Stereolithography (SL) and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technologies and features a proprietary scaffolding-like internal structure under a solid surface exterior.
This combination allows printing of large, rigid, and accurate geometries at only 1/12th the weight and in a fraction of the time—making it an excellent specialized solution for large display models and lightweight fitment prototypes.
Ideal for non-structural appearance models, ID-Light SL builds faster, weighs less, and costs less than solid models built with Stereolithography. It also weighs less and has a better paint surface than 10 and 20lbs CNC Machining foam. ID-Light SL is regularly used to create large custom tradeshow marketing figures, architectural models, large detailed props for the entertainment industry, as well as art installation objects.
Stronger and more durable than ID-Light SL, ID-Light FDM has the advantage of FDM’s wide range of production thermoplastics. Compared to solid FDM parts, those made with ID-Light FDM are lighter, cheaper, and quicker to build. While the outer shell is not as easy to finish as those made with ID-Light SL, wall thickness can be adjusted for additional smoothing and finishing as needed.
ID-Light uses a proprietary process that builds a hard outer shell encompassing a drainable scaffolding-like inner structure. The combination of these two elements makes for extremely lightweight models with a surface that lends itself for pristine cosmetic finish.
Due to ID-Light’s inner scaffolding-like structure, the parts can be built much faster than solid, dense parts.
ID-Light FDM creates parts with a thin outer shell encasing an inner scaffolding-like structure with the same production thermoplastics you would find in injection molding for strong, lightweight models.