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SLA MATERIAL GUIDE


 

STANDARD

Standard resin has good print properties and is suitable for most common situations

 

Formlabs Standard Resin

Captures astonishing detail without sacrificing durability and toughness. Can be printed at slightly higher resolutions than engineering and flexible resins.

 

ENGINEERING

Specially modified resins for demanding applications

 

Formlabs Tough

Tough was designed to simulate ABS plastic, with comparable tensile strength and modulus. Perfect for functional prototyping, this sturdy, shatter-resistant material has been developed to withstand high stress and strain. Great for snap-fit joints, assemblies, and rugged prototypes.

 

Formlabs Durable

Durable was designed to simulate polypropylene (PP) plastic, with comparable low modulus and high-impact strength. Use this wear-resistant, ductile material when parts require deformation and a smooth, glossy finish. Great for prototyping consumer products, impact resistant cases, low-friction and low-wear moving parts, and snap fits and ball joints

 

Formlabs High Temp

High Temp has an HDT of 289 °C @ 0.45 MPa—the highest on the 3D printing materials market. This material is great for static applications that will undergo higher temperatures. High Temp can also be used for production processes such as casting and thermoforming.Great for mold prototyping, heat resistant fixtures, hot air and fluid flow, and environmental testing

 

FLEXIBLE

Flexible resin is great for grips, gaskets, feet, and more

 

Formlabs Flexible

Flexible simulates an 80A durometer rubber. Use this versatile material to produce parts that need to bend and compress. Flexible is excellent for simulating soft-touch materials and adding ergonomic features to multi-material assemblies. Flexible resin is prone to tearing and is not as durable as FDM flexibles. Great for handles, grips, overmolds, cushioning and dampening, wearables prototyping, packaging, and stamps.



* 3DBenchy tugboat design on Tingiverse 

**All SLA Benchies printed at 50 microns