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Formlabs Offers Resins for Dental, Manufacturing, Engineering Sectors

Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.
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Formlabs’ line of material options now includes Rigid 10K Resin, a material that offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, and a reformulated Draft Resin, which is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.

Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering.

Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering.

Rigid 10K Resin is the stiffest material in Formlabs’ portfolio, meeting engineering and manufacturing customers’ need for a stiffer, more heat- and chemically resistant material. Its benefits include stiffness that simulates glass or fiber-filled thermoplastics; resistance to heat, chemicals and intense pressures (which makes it a good choice for precise industrial parts that need to withstand significant load without bending); and a smooth matte surface finish. The resin is well-suited for short-run injection mold masters and inserts; aerodynamic test models; and heat-resistant and fluid-exposed components, jigs and fixtures.

The Draft Resin is capable of printing aligner and retainer models in-house in under 20 minutes.

The Draft Resin is capable of printing aligner and retainer models in-house in under 20 minutes.

The reformulated Draft Resin is said to enable users to print up to four times faster than currently available resins, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and improved part quality. According to the company, the new formulation offers improved surface finish, postprocessing requirements and a new gray color. It’s said to require minimal support removal, wash and cure times, and is well-suited for initial prototyping, rapid iterations, live 3D printing demonstrations and high throughput.

The Draft Resin is also optimal for dental and orthodontic fields. Capable of printing aligner and retainer models in-house in under 20 minutes, Draft Resin opens up chairside or same-day delivery for orthodontic practices. For dental labs, Draft Resin enables improved throughput and efficiency, producing over 95 models per day on a Form 3BL. Draft Resin can print eight models in just 90 minutes.

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