Somerville, Massachusetts – Formlabs has launched two polyurethane resins for 3D printing. They are designed for use with its range of stereolithography printers, and the company says they are the toughest materials now offers.
PU Rigid 650 is designed to make impact-resistant, pliable parts that maintain dimensional accuracy under load. The second resin product, PU Rigid 1000, can be used to make semi-stiff, sturdy and unyielding parts that can endure high-stress environments.
They can be used to manufacture parts for medical, automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer products. PU Rigid 650 can be used, for example, to make high-performance connectors such as hinges and snap fits, as well as impact-resistant components like wheels, bumpers and grommets. PU Rigid 1000, it says, is ideal for jigs and fixtures, castings and enclosures, and also sturdy consumer products like bottle caps, buckles and bike pedals.