We’ve always believed that one of the most powerful advantages of stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is the wide range of printing materials. That’s why Formlabs is excited to announce six new materials across the Form 3, Form 3B, and Form 2 SLA 3D printers. These new resins continue to challenge what’s possible with 3D printing by further expanding use cases and design possibilities with our existing printers. Our latest resins support a wide range of industries and use cases within these industries, ranging from healthcare to manufacturing.
The new material families and resins address the following segments:
Engineering, Product Design, and Manufacturing: We are introducing a new family of Flexible and Elastic Resins consisting of Flexible 80A Resin, a reformulation of our current Flexible Resin, and Elastic 50A Resin.
Healthcare: Our new line of BioMed Resins that includes BioMed Clear Resin and BioMed Amber Resin brings biocompatible resins to healthcare professionals across the globe.
Dental: As part of our Materials Partnership Platform with BEGO, we’ve introduced a novel material for temporary restorations. We are also introducing a new resin for manufacturing custom impression trays, as well as improving our long-term clear material indicated for splints and occlusal guards. These two resins were developed at our in-house ISO 13485 facility.
Read on to learn more about these new resins and how they’re tailored to meet your needs.
Flexible and Elastic Resins for Streamlining In-House Production
We are excited to announce our new family of Flexible and Elastic Resins, our second engineering resin family. Manufacturers have long expressed the desire to replace outsourcing and molding of silicone, urethane, and rubber parts in order to reduce long turnaround times and additional labor. With the launch of our family of Flexible and Elastic Resins, we are expanding our library of high performance, easy-to-use soft materials, and making it possible to produce flexible parts in-house within hours. These resins are well suited for consumer goods prototyping, compliant features for robotics, and special effects props and models.