Formlabs Releases New Polyurethane Resins
The resins are made for producing tough, durable and long-lasting 3D printed parts.
May 17, 2022
Formlabs releases PU Rigid 650 Resin and PU Rigid 1000 Resin at RAPID + TCT 2022. As the latest 3D printing materials to be added to Formlabs’ engineering resin library, PU Rigid 650 Resin and PU Rigid 1000 Resin are available for use on the Form 2, Form 3, Form 3+, Form 3B and Form 3B+, Formlabs’ Stereolithography (SLA) printers. These high-performance polyurethane materials are ideal for producing rigid and durable parts and are the toughest materials to be added to Formlabs’ SLA ecosystem.
PU Rigid 650 Resin can be used to produce impact resistant and pliable parts that can maintain dimensional accuracy under load, while PU Rigid 1000 Resin can be used to produce semi-stiff, sturdy and unyielding parts that repeatedly endure high-stress environments.
“PU Rigid 650 Resin and PU Rigid 1000 Resin build upon the existing capabilities of Formlabs’ SLA printers to provide manufacturers, engineers, and product designers with the ability to produce polyurethane parts that can withstand extreme manufacturing environments and design requirements,” says Dávid Lakatos, chief product officer at Formlabs.
Both materials can be used across various industries such as manufacturing, medical, automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer. Applications for PU Rigid 650 Resin include high-performance connectors such as hinges and snap fits, and impact-resistant components like wheels, bumpers and grommets. PU Rigid 1000 Resin is best used to create jigs and fixtures, castings and enclosures, and sturdy consumer products such as bottle caps, buckles and bike pedals.
Attendees at this year’s RAPID event will be able to see the new polyurethane materials on site at the Formlabs booth #2608 where the company will showcase tuse cases of both resins. Click here for media assets.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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