Formlabs added two new polyurethane (PU) material products to its portfolio of engineering resins at FAST + TST.
Rigid 650 PU resin and Rigid 1000 PU resin are compatible with the Form 2, Form 3, Form 3+, Form 3B and Form B+ stereolithography 3D printers. They are said to be the toughest materials in Formlabs’ offering and suitable for producing rigid and durable components.
With the introduction of these materials, Formlabs says manufacturers will be able to “break free from the limitations of traditional polyurethane manufacturing” and leverage the capability of 3D printing for design freedom. PU Rigid 650 can be used to produce impact resistant and flexible parts that can maintain dimensional accuracy under load, while PU Rigid 1000 Resin can be used to produce semi-rigid, tough and inflexible parts that can endure time after time high stress environments. Applications for PU Rigid 650 include connectors such as hinges and quick adjusters, as well as crashworthy components such as wheels, bumpers and eyelets. PU Rigid 1000, on the other hand, is suitable for jigs and fixtures, castings and housings, as well as consumer products such as bottle caps, buckles and bicycle pedals.
“We are excited to launch these innovative polyurethane resins as we continue to expand our materials library and open up new possibilities with 3D printing,” commented Dávid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer at Formlabs. “PU Rigid 650 and PU Rigid 1000 resins build on the existing capabilities of Formlabs SLA printers to provide manufacturers, engineers and product designers with the ability to produce polyurethane parts that can withstand harsh manufacturing environments and extreme design requirements.
Formlabs will be exhibiting new polyurethane materials at RAPID+TCT in booth #2608.
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