Zortrax Debuts Line of Engineering Resins for Zortrax Inkspire 3D Printer

Each of these resins offers mechanical properties comparable to polymers commonly used in various industries.

Each of these resins offers mechanical properties comparable to polymers commonly used in various industries.

Pulley 3D printed with Zortrax Resin Tough Grey. Image courtesy of Zortrax.


Zortrax Resin Tough is a new line of strong resins available for the Zortrax Inkspire UV LCD 3D printer. Each of these resins offers mechanical properties comparable to polymers commonly used in various industries. Zortrax Resin Tough line opens up the Inkspire to new applications in engineering, production and printing fully functional prototypes. 

Zortrax Inkspire is a 3D printer working in the UV LCD technology. It builds physical models out of photocurable resins by solidifying each layer with UV light.  

The first two in this new line of resins are Zortrax Resin Tough White and Zortrax Resin Tough Grey, which have mechanical properties comparable to widely adopted industrial blends of the ABS polymer. They are slightly harder, with a slightly lower flexural modulus. Both resins guarantee surface quality and precise, pronounced details.

Zortrax Resin Tough resins work for 3D printing functional prototypes of consumer and industrial electronics, impact-resistant housings for drones and other equipment that needs to meet strict durability standards. The White variant, unlike many other resins with this color, do not turn yellow even after prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. It can be used to 3D print components of products designed for outdoors. 

“The introduction of the Zortrax Resin Tough line is the next step toward making the resin 3D printing technology ready for more challenging production and engineering applications,” says Rafał Tomasiak, CEO and co-founder of Zortrax.

“All resins available in this line have mechanical strength comparable to plastics used in most modern laptops, smartphones, toys and other consumer products on the market today,” Tomasiak adds. “Such materials make it possible to use the Inkspire 3D printer for 3D printing fully functional components ready to be used every day.

Properties have been achieved in the Zortrax Resin Tough Clear, the third resin in the lineup, which is translucent and has mechanical strength on par with the rest of the Zortrax Resin Tough family, the company says. This material works whenever glass-like components with resistance to scratches and impacts are needed. Zortrax Resin Tough Clear can be successfully used for 3D printing custom automotive light covers or various other functional light-transmitting parts in consumer products. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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