Date：2020/07/23 Author: FormlabsViews：336
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 80A Resin
The Flexible 80A Resin is a reformulation of our current Flexible Resin (V2). It is the most stiff soft-touch material in our library 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.
Elastic 50A Resin
Elastic 50A Resin is a new name for our existing Elastic Resin. With a 50A Shore durometer, this is our 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.
BioMed Clear Resin
BioMed Clear Resin is a strong, hard resin for biocompatible applications requiring long-term skin or mucosal membrane contact. This USP Class VI certified material is suitable for applications that require wear resistance and low water absorption over time. Parts printed with BioMed Clear Resin are compatible with common sterilization methods and can be sterilized to CDC standards.
BioMed Amber Resin
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.
Dental LT Clear Resin (V2)
We are pleased to launch our second-generation, long-term biocompatible material for splints and occlusal guards. Durable and resistant to fracture, this color-corrected material prints clear, polishes to high optical transparency, and resists discoloration over time for a finished appliance you’ll be proud to deliver.
Custom Tray Resin
Custom Tray Resin is a new in-house developed material indicated for custom impression trays. It is 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 labor time and enabling higher throughput.
Temporary CB Resin
Available in four VITA shades and developed in partnership with BEGO, a leader in restorative dental materials, Temporary CB Resin is designed 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.