Rapid Prototyping for Agile Product Development

Desktop 3D printing empowers engineers and product designers to rapidly prototype in-house, saving time and costs at every stage of product development.

Concept Exploration

Elevate initial ideas with low-risk concept explorations that look like real products. From CAD to physical object in no time, rapidly develop, evaluate, and iterate a range of designs in-house.

       

Rapid Prototyping

Looks-Like: Test design iterations and communicate ideas to stakeholders affordably and quickly.

Works-Like: Reliably develop proofs of concept and test functional prototypes with materials closely matching common injection-molded plastics.

Feels-Like: Simulate a range of materials from rubber to rigid, and create prototypes with the smooth finish and feel of end products.

Pre-Production

Use advanced materials to design for manufacturability. Create small-batch runs or one-off custom solutions for comprehensive field and in-house testing before investing in expensive tooling for production.

Production

With 3D printing, design doesn't have to end when production begins. Continuously improve products and respond quickly and effectively to issues on the line with jigs and fixtures that improve assembly or QA processes.

 

3D Printing Materials for
Engineering, Manufacturing, and Product Design

Our library of versatile, reliable Engineering Resins is formulated to help you reduce costs, iterate faster, and bring better experiences to market.

 

Solve Complex Engineering Challenges With a Range of Functional Materials

Whether you’re optimizing your manufacturing process, rapidly iterating through designs, or assessing form and fit, our Engineering Resins are formulated to withstand extensive testing and perform under stress.

 

 

         

Grey Pro Resin for Versatile Prototyping

Grey Pro Resin offers high precision, moderate elongation, and low creep. This material is great for concept modeling and functional prototyping, especially for parts that will be handled repeatedly.

Grey Pro Resin is ideal for:
  • Form and fit testing
  • Injection molded product prototypes
  • Mold masters for plastics, silicones, and more
  • Jigs and fixtures for manufacturing

Technical Data

 

GREY PRO RESIN

RIGID RESIN

STANDARD RESIN

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

2.0 GPa

3.7GPa

2.2GPa

Tensile Modulus (GPa)

2.6GPa

4.1GPa

2.8GPa

Elongation (%)

13.0%

5.6%6.2%

 

 

     

Rigid Resin for Stiffness and Precision

Rigid Resin is reinforced with glass to offer very high stiffness and a polished finish. This material is highly resistant to deformation over time and is great for printing thin walls and features.

Rigid Resin is ideal for:
  • Turbines and fan blades
  • Jigs, fixtures, and tooling
  • Manifolds
  • Electrical casings and automotive housings

Technical Data

 

Grey Pro

RIGID RESIN

STANDARD RESIN

Flexural Modulus (GPa)

2.0 GPa

3.7GPa

2.2GPa

Tensile Modulus (GPa)

2.6GPa

4.1GPa

2.8GPa

Elongation (%)

13.0%

5.6%6.2%

 

 

Durable Resin

Ideal for pliable prototyping

Durable Resin is the most pliable, impact resistant, and lubricious material in our functional family of Tough and Durable Resins. Choose Durable Resin for squeezable parts and low-friction assemblies.

Durable Resin is ideal for:

  • Squeezable prototypes
  • Jigs and fixtures undergoing significant impacts
  • Low friction assemblies and non-degrading surfaces
  • Simulating the strength and stiffness of polyethylene (PE)

 

Tough Resin

Ideal for rugged prototyping

Tough Resin is the strongest and stiffest material in our functional family of Tough and Durable Resins. Choose Tough Resin for prototyping strong and sturdy parts that should not bend easily.

Tough Resin is ideal for:

  • Strong and stiff prototypes
  • Jigs and fixtures requiring minimal deflection
  • Simulating the strength and stiffness of ABS

Technical Data

 

Elastic Resin for Soft Flexible Parts

Our 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 ideal for:

  • Wearables and consumer goods prototyping
  • Medical models and devices
  • Compliant features for robotics
  • Special effects props and models

Technical Data

Elastic Resin is the softest of our 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.

Flexible Resin for Hard Flexible Parts

An 80A Shore durometer material for more rigid flexible parts with a matte-black soft-touch finish. Choose Flexible Resin to create ergonomic features as part of larger assemblies.

Flexible Resin is ideal for:
  • Cushioning and damping
  • Wearables and consumer goods prototyping
  • Handles, grips, and overmolds

Technical Data

Flexible Resin has a Shore durometer of 80A, close to that of rubbers used to produce shoe soles or tire treads. This material has low tensile modulus and high elongation.

High Temp Resin for High Thermal Stability

High Temp Resin offers a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 238 °C @ 0.45 MPa, the highest among Formlabs resins. Use it to print detailed, precise prototypes with high temperature resistance.

High Temp Resin is ideal for:
  • Hot air, gas, and fluid flow
  • Heat resistant mounts, housings, and fixtures
  • Molds and inserts

 

Technical Data

High Temp Resin offers a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 238 °C @ 0.45 MPa, the highest among Formlabs resins. Materials with higher HDT typically map to lower elongation.

MaterialHEAT DEFLECTION TIME @ 0.45 MPA (POST-CURED)¹

ELONGATION AT BREAK (POST-CURED)²

High Temp

238°C

2.3%

Standard

238°C

6.2%

Rigid

238°C

5.6%

Grey Pro

238°C

r13%

Tough

238°C

24%

 

High-Performance Engineering Materials

Simulate a range of common injection-molded plastics with resins designed for the most demanding applications.

       Tough      Durable       Flexible      High Temp       Standard
Ask Now