Formlabs, the makers of the Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer, announced a new functional resin for applications in engineering and prototyping. With Tough Resin, Form 1+ users can produce strong, sturdy parts with physical properties similar to ABS plastic.
Parts made with this resin will be able to absorb high-impact and other mechanical stressors that would normally cause 3D printed parts to snap or shatter. From load-bearing gears to snap-fit enclosures, Tough Resin material has been engineered for applications that require performance under stress or strain.
Parts printed in this resin deliver a strong combination of yield strength, elongation, and impact resistance; the key characteristics used to assess material toughness.
“Engineering and prototyping are a really important application of 3D printing. We’re excited to release our new Tough Resin because now Form 1+ users can create high resolution prints in a really durable, resilient material,” said Formlabs co-founder, Max Lobovsky. “Developing new high-quality materials continues to be a really important focus for us. Every time we release a new material, we create new possibilities for every Form 1+ user and build a more compelling experience.”
Tough Resin is available in 1-liter bottles from the Formlabs web store immediately. The material is compatible with both the Form 1 and Form 1+ 3D Printers.