Formlabs Engineering Resins simulate a range of injection-molded plastics, covering the full spectrum of properties required to conceptualize, prototype, test, and manufacture successful final products.
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.
Tough 1500 Resin creates stiff and pliable parts that bend and spring back quickly under cyclic loading. This material is ideal fo functional prototyping, screws, fixtures and connections. It also simulates polypropylene pieces due to it's rigidity and strength.
Simulating the strength and stiffness of polypropylene (PP)
Jigs and fixtures requiring repeated deflection
Prototypes that repeatedly bend and quickly return to shape
Tough 2000 Resin produces stiff and sturdy parts that are difficult to bend. This material is ideal for functional parts such as housings and enclosures, jigs and fixtures, mechanical connectors, and prototypes undergoing wear and tear. Of all Tough and Durable materials, Tough 2000 Resin most closely simulates ABS in terms of stiffness and strength.
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.
High Temp has the highest HDT @ 0.45 MPa of all the Engineering Resins and of any 3D printing material on the market. High Temp has low thermal expansion and is also the stiffest Engineering Resin, with high tensile modulus.
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.
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.
The softest Engineering Resin, this 50A Shore durometer material is suitable for prototyping parts normally produced with silicone. Choose Elastic Resin for parts that will bend, stretch, compress, and hold up to repeated cycles without tearing.
Elastic Resin is the softest of Formlabs Engineering Resins, with a Shore durometer of 50A as well as high elongation and energy return. With high tear strength, this material can withstand repeated cycles.
Our resins have been designed to be as safe as possible, but nevertheless, working with them requires care, similar to working with common adhesives or household cleaners. They do not have volatile solvents so special ventilation is not required, though skin contact should be avoided.
For more information about handling resin, download our Safety Data Sheets or learn more tips for resin maintenance online.