1. 3D printing
  2. Properties
  3. Castable

Castable
3D printing

Castable resins with wax-like properties that leave almost no ash content after burnout.

Material Jetting Castable Materials

Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.

Benefits and Limitations

Multi-material capabillities
No support marks visible on surface
Smooth, injection molding-like finish

Higher cost than SLA/DLP
Brittle, not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.1% (min: ± 0.05 mm)
Turnaround time < 5 days Wall thickness 1.0 mm
Max part size 100 x 80 x 50 cm Layer height 16 - 32 μm

Castable resin

Castable resins (Material Jetting) are high detail resins for investment casting pattern making. No residue after burn out. Greater detail than Castable Resin (SLA).

Material family

SLA/DLP Castable Materials

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.

Benefits and Limitations

Fine features & high detail
Smooth, injection mold-like, surface finish

Support marks may be visible on surface
Brittle, not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.1 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.5 mm
Max part size 150 x 75 x 50 cm Layer height 25 - 100 μm

Castable resin

Castable resin (SLA) is a high-detail resin used to produces patterns for investment casting. They burn out cleanly with no ash or residue.

Material family