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High-performance functional resins

Formlabs announced a new line of high-performance functional resins for engineering applications: High Temp, Durable, and Tough.

November 11, 2016   Staff

Formlabs resins 3D printingFormlabs announced a new line of high-performance functional resins. Formlabs’ High Temp Resin is the most capable material of its kind, with an HDT of 289 °C at 0.45 MPa—the highest on the 3D printing materials market. High Temp Resin enables users to create parts that are more temperature-resistant than traditional 3D printed parts. Ideal for prototyping (injection) molding tools and testing hot air or fluid flow, this material is great for static applications that will undergo higher temperatures, or for production processes such as casting and thermoforming.

Durable Resin is a wear-resistant, ductile material that simulates the stiffness and smooth, glossy finish of everyday plastics. With stiffness and high-impact strength comparable to polypropylene (PP) plastic, Durable Resin is ideal for applications from prototyping consumer products to packaging.

In addition, Formlabs released a significantly updated formulation of the Tough material. With its ability to absorb high impact and other mechanical stressors that would normally cause 3D printed parts to snap or shatter, Tough Resin has been engineered for applications that require performance under stress or strain. The new formulation brings the mechanical properties of Tough even closer to those of injection-molded ABS.

www.formlabs.com


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