Flexible and Elastic
Replace outsourcing and molding of silicone, urethane, and rubber parts. With Formlabs 3D printers, it’s possible to produce flexible parts in-house in a matter of hours using our family of Flexible and Elastic Resins.
- Consumer goods prototyping
- Compliant features for robotics
- Medical devices and anatomical models
- Special effects props and models
Which Material Is Right for You?
Trying to choose a material within our Flexible and Elastic family? A good place to start is the Shore durometer, which represents how soft and flexible your part will feel. A higher durometer indicates a stiffer material.
Elastic Resin In Action
“We had been looking for a softer material with higher elongation for prototyping of grips and frame protection pieces. Until now we were urethane casting these soft parts in 3D printed molds. The parts we have printed in Elastic Resin simulate 50-60A TPU very well. Printing these parts directly will be a big cost and time saver. Elastic Resin is a great addition to our material library.”
-Jeremy Mikesell, Engineering Manager, Research at Cycling Sports Group
Flexible and Elastic Resins
The family of Flexible and Elastic Resins have many shared applications. Identifying the best material for a specific use case involves understanding your design constraints and the key trade offs between the materials.
Flexible 80A Resin
Hard Flexible Prototypes
Flexible 80A Resin is the most stiff soft-touch material in our library of Flexible and Elastic Resins, with an 80A Shore durometer to simulate the flexibility of rubber or TPU. Balancing softness with strength, Flexible 80A Resin can withstand bending, flexing, and compression, even through repeated cycles.
- Handles, grips, and overmolds
- Seals, gaskets, and masks
- Cushioning, damping, and shock absorption
- Cartilage, tendon, and ligament anatomy
Elastic 50A Resin
Soft Flexible Prototypes
Our softest Engineering Resin, this 50A Shore durometer material is suitable for prototyping parts normally produced with silicone. Choose Elastic 50A Resin for parts that will bend, stretch, compress, and hold up to repeated cycles without tearing, and spring back quickly to their original shape.
- Wearables, such as straps
- Compressible buttons
- Stretchable enclosures and casings
- Soft tissue anatomy
Want To Know More?
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