Stereolithography(SLA)

Stereolithography 3D printing utilizes a UV laser in conjunction with liquid resin of photo polymers to cure each layer onto a plate.  This method of 3D printing delivers high-resolution parts at a fraction of the cost and footprint of industrial 3D printers.

Stereolithography Materials for Engineering, Manufacturing and Product Design

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.

  • Form and fit testing
  • Injection molded product prototypes
  • Mold masters for plastics, silicones, and more
  • Jigs and fixtures for manufacturing

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.

  • Turbines and fan blades
  • Jigs, fixtures, and tooling
  • Manifolds
  • Electrical casings and automotive housings

Durable Resin for Low Friction and Wear

With low modulus, high elongation, and high impact strength, Durable Resin produces parts with a smooth, glossy finish and high resistance to deformation. Use this material for applications requiring minimal friction.

  • Consumer packaging
  • Bushings and bearings
  • Snap fits and flexures
  • Living hinges

Tough Resin for Rugged Prototyping

Tough Resin balances strength and compliance, making it the ideal choice for prototyping strong, functional parts and assemblies that will undergo brief periods of stress or strain.

  • Sturdy prototypes
  • Interference and press fits
  • Assemblies

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.

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

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.

  • Cushioning and damping
  • Wearables and consumer goods prototyping
  • Handles, grips, and overmolds

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.

  • Hot air, gas, and fluid flow
  • Heat resistant mounts, housings, and fixtures
  • Molds and inserts