Tethon 3D Launches Vitrolite Glass Ceramic Resin

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A new resin material for SLA and DLP additive manufacturing has been formulated and commercialized by Tethon 3D.

Tethon Corporation (“Tethon3D”) announces a new resin material for 3D printing. The material, Vitrolite, is a photo-curing glass ceramic polymer resin for use in SLA or DLP printers. Following kiln firing, objects printed with Vitrolite are a semi-translucent white color with a smooth glassy surface.

Vitrolite has high silica content, giving it unique physical properties. Vitrolite prints are very dense with corresponding low porosity. The 3D prints do not conduct heat or electricity and are chemical resistant.

"Vitrolite has a relatively low recommended sintering temperature of 2000F,” says Karen Linder, President and CEO of Tethon 3D. “The higher Vitrolite is fired, the less porous and more glass-like it becomes and this is still achieved at a fairly low temperature. The availability of a range of low firing temperatures gives the Vitrolite user a lot of options for controlling the object’s functionality and appearance.”

An advantage of Vitrolite glass ceramic is its thermal shock tolerance and non-transference of heat. As with glass, Vitrolite can be polished or milled and carved, expanding its value in a wide range of applications.”

About Tethon 3D:

Tethon 3D is the world leader in ceramic materials for additive manufacturing. The company manufactures all its products in the United States and distributes globally. Tethon 3D manufactures resins and powders for SLA, DLP and powder/jet binder 3D printing.

Additionally, the company provides service in 3D modeling, scanning and ceramic 3D printing, as well as 3D printing educational workshops and a residency program.

Tethon 3D holds several patents and other intellectual property related to ceramic 3D printing materials, 3D printing processes and 3D printer hardware. For more information on Tethon 3D, visit http://www.tethon3d.com.

Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future plans, objectives and payments are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties.

SOURCE Tethon Corporation Inc.

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