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Formlabs Launches Six New 3D Printing Resins across its SLA 3D Printers

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The new 3D printing resins address Manufacturing, Healthcare & Dental segments

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Above: Formlabs announces Six New 3D Printing Resins/Image Credit: Formlabs

Formlabs, the leading manufacturer of Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing solutions, announced the launch of six new materials for its range of SLA 3D printers. The new 3D printing resins support a wide range of industries and use cases within these industries.

The materials mainly target Engineering, Product Design, Manufacturing, Healthcare & Dental segments. Below are the details on all the new 3D printing resins.

ENGINEERING, PRODUCT DESIGN, MANUFACTURING SEGMENT – FLEXIBLE AND ELASTIC RESINS

Formlabs launched Flexible and Elastic Resins, for Streamlining In-House Production, consisting of Flexible 80A Resin, a reformulation of our current Flexible Resin, and Elastic 50A Resin.

Flexible 80A Resin

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Above: Flexible 80A Resin/Image Credit: Formlabs

The Flexible 80A Resin is a reformulation of its current Flexible Resin (V2). It is the most stiff soft-touch material in its range of Flexible and Elastic Resins, with an 80A Shore durometer to simulate the flexibility of rubber or TPU. Balancing softness with strength, Flexible 80A Resin can withstand bending, flexing, and compression, even through repeated cycles.

Flexible 80A Resin applications include:

  • Handles, grips, and over-molds
  • Seals, gaskets, and masks
  • Cushioning, damping, and shock absorption
  • Cartilage, tendon, and ligament anatomy

Elastic 50A Resin

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Above: Elastic 50A Resin/Image Credit: Formlabs

Elastic 50A Resin is a new name for Formlabs’ existing Elastic Resin. With a 50A Shore durometer, this is the company’s softest Engineering Resin. It is suitable for prototyping parts normally produced with silicone. Choose Elastic 50A Resin for parts that will bend, stretch, compress, and hold up to repeated cycles without tearing, and spring back quickly to their original shape.

Elastic 50A Resin applications include:

  • Wearables, such a straps
  • Compressible buttons
  • Stretchable enclosures and casings
  • Soft tissue anatomy

HEALTHCARE – BIOMED RESINS FOR EXPANDING MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

This is a new line of biocompatible 3D printing resins for Formlabs. The BioMed Resin range is a group of biocompatible materials targeted towards use in healthcare applications. 

BioMed Clear Resin

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Above: BioMed Clear Resin/Image Credit: Formlabs

BioMed Clear Resin is a strong, hard resin for biocompatible applications requiring long-term skin or mucosal membrane contact. Parts printed with BioMed Clear Resin are compatible with common sterilization methods and can be sterilized to CDC standards. 

BioMed Clear Resin applications include:

  • Medical devices and device components
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Surgical planning and implant sizing tools
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Bioprocessing equipment
  • Research and development

BioMed Amber Resin

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Above: BioMed Amber Resin/Image Credit: Formlabs

BioMed Amber Resin is a rigid material ideal for biocompatible applications requiring short-term skin or mucosal membrane contact. Parts printed with BioMed Amber Resin are compatible with common solvent disinfection and sterilization methods. 

BioMed Amber Resin applications include:

  • Medical devices and device components
  • Surgical planning and implant sizing tools
  • Implant guides and drilling templates
  • Research and development

DENTAL – CUSTOM TRAYS, SPLINTS, AND TEMPORARY CROWN AND BRIDGE RESTORATIONS

Formlabs has a wide range of existing Dental Resins and the three new 3D printing resins add on to the dental library.

Dental LT Clear Resin (V2)

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Above: Dental LT Clear Resin (V2)/Image Credit: Formlabs

This is a reformulation of the Dental LT Clear Resin for manufacturing splints and occlusal guards. Durable and resistant to fracture, this colour-corrected material prints clear, polishes to high optical transparency, and resists discoloration over time for a finished appliance.

Custom Tray Resin

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Above: Custom Tray Resin/Image Credit: Formlabs

This is a new in-house development and designed for direct printing of custom trays used for taking highly accurate definitive impressions, making it ideal for crown and bridge, implant, dentures, and comprehensive cases. This fast printing resin creates one tray in less than one hour, reducing labour time and enabling higher throughput.

Temporary CB Resin

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Above: Temporary CB Resin/Image Credit: Formlabs

The Temporary CB Resin was developed in collaboration with BEGO, a leader in restorative dental materials. It is formulated for directly printing temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers. This durable resin can produce up to 7 unit bridges and temporary restorations for up to 12 months use and enables a digital workflow for collaborative processes between dental technician, dentist, and patient.

It is available in four VITA shades.


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