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Rubber-like 3D printing

Materials with Shore Hardness below 70A that produce parts with a rubber-like feel.

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SLS Rubber-like Materials

SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.

Description

Applications
SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.
Strengths
No support material required,Excellent mechanical properties,Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
Higher cost than FDM,Longer lead times than FDM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
0.7 mm
Tolerances
± 0.3% (min: ± 0.3 mm)
Max part size
75 x 55 x 55 cm
Layer height
100

Available materials

Standard TPU

TPU (SLS) is an elastomer with good tear resistance and shore hardness of 45D that is suitable for durable parts with rubber-like properties.

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SLA/DLP Rubber-like 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.

Description

Applications
SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.
Strengths
Fine features & high detail,Smooth,injection mold-like,surface finish
Weaknesses
Support marks may be visible on surface,Brittle,not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.5 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.15 mm)
Max part size
150 x 75 x 50 cm
Layer height
25 - 100

Available materials

Rubber-like resin

Rubber-like resin (SLA/DLP) produces parts with a rubber-like feel and shore hardness < 70A that can be compressed and bent. Lacks the performance of true rubber.

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Polyjet Rubber-like Materials

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

Description

Applications
Material Jetting produces parts of the highest dimensional accuracy with very smooth surface finish, used for both visual prototypes and tooling manufacturing.
Strengths
Multi-material capabillities,No support marks visible on surface,Smooth,injection molding-like finish
Weaknesses
Higher cost than SLA/DLP,Brittle,not recomemended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
1.0 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1% (min: ± 0.10 mm)
Max part size
100 x 80 x 50 cm
Layer height
32

Available materials

Rubber-like resin

Rubber-like resin (Material Jetting) produces high-detail parts with a soft rubber-like appearance and shore hardness < 70A. Not suitable for functional prototypes.

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FDM Rubber-like Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost,Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy,Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

Standard TPU

TPU (FDM) is a rubber-like, flexible elastomer with shore hardness 60A - 95A that can bend and compress. Lacks the performance of true rubber.

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