Advanced 3D printing materials created to deliver incredible results
Selecting 3D printing material isn’t always easy or straightforward – often times it requires balancing multiple attributes to achieve your intended outcome. Our Additive Manufacturing Specialists can help you make the right decision for your specific printing needs.
- Formlabs offers over 25 different resins, ranging from standard prototyping materials to engineering materials with various material properties
- Formlabs is pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing by developing dozens of cutting-edge materials. From soft and stretchy to strong and rigid, these materials unlock new applications and help make mass customization of consumer goods a reality.
TYPES AND BENEFITS OF RESIN
FUSE 1 RESINS
An important fact to keep in mind is the chemical stability of SLS printed parts compared to SLA printed parts. SLA resin part properties change over time with UV light exposure and temperature. Nylon 12 parts do not dramatically change over time.
Nylon 12: This thermoplastic is already used in practically every imaginable application and is well-suited for prototyping, finished parts, and everything in between. Best suited for Engineering & Product Design, Manufacturing & Production, and Medical. Commonly known as thermoplastic material for industrial 3D printing and suitable for functional prototypes and small batch manufacturing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions.
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Which Formlabs resin has the highest impact strength?
For the highest impact strength among Formlabs materials, choose Durable Resin. Other good options include Tough Resin or Grey Pro Resin.
What type of material is Formlabs resin made out of?
The proprietary material of Formlabs resins is liquid photopolymers.
Are there any post-curing requirements for the ESD Resin?
What kind of resins does Formlabs 3D printers use?
There are 3 types of resins available: Standard Resins, Engineering Resins, or Nylon Powders (for the Fuse 1).
Custom-formulated Standard Resins deliver the highest-quality output plus capture astonishing detail without sacrificing strength. Engineering Resins are versatile, reliable, and formulated to help reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market. Nylon Powders 3D print production-ready, end-use parts on the Fuse 1 printer. Check out our Formlabs Resins Library.
Is there a way to recycle used solvent?
Yes, Formlabs recommends recycling solvents for environmental and costs concerns. Investing in recycling Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) reduces waste and disposal costs, production emissions, purchasing costs, and supply chain interruptions.