Somos® PerFORM Reflect

Reduces post-processing by more than 30%

Designed for PIV wind tunnel testing and imaging applications

Somos® PerFORM Reflect is a unique stereolithography material developed specifically for 3D printing parts for wind tunnel testing with PIV. It enables faster aerodynamic design optimizations - in motorsports and beyond. Based on our industry leading Somos® PerFORM, this newest member in the family produces strong, stiff, high-temperature resistant composite parts that are ideal for wind tunnel testing. Extensive tests show that Somos® PerFORM Reflect reduces post-processing by more than 30% as it eliminates the need for additional PIV coatings. This translates into faster data collection, decreasing overall lead time per design iteration and allowing customers to conduct iterations faster.

Designed for wind tunnel testing, the material's typical properties make it suitable for parts used in imaging applications and its improved printing and finishing compared to Somos® PerFORM make it the material of choice for other composite SLA parts as well.

Applications

  • PIV wind tunnel testing for aerodynamic design optimization
  • High-temperature testing
  • Electrical casings
  • Automotive housings
  • Tooling

Product Features

  • Ready-to-use material for PIV wind tunnel testing
  • Faster image processing, higher accuracy wind tunnel models
  • >30% reduction in post-processing time
  • Excellent detail resolution
  • Improved surface quality, faster part finishing
  • Superior high heat properties
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How customers use our material

Scuderia AlphaTauri cuts F1 aerodynamic development reaction time by up to 30% with additive manufacturing

Scuderia AlphaTauri improves F1 car design thanks to its choice of 3D printing material. Printing with Covestro’s Somos® PerFORM Reflect cuts production time up to 30 percent, enhances testing processes and increases speed and frequency of aerodynamic improvements.

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