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Rigid Resin for Stiffness and Precision
Rigid Resin is an engineering-grade photopolymer that’s reinforced with glass to create a durable material with outstanding stiffness.
Boasting the highest modulus of all Formlabs materials, this translates to unparalleled dimensional stability, making Rigid Resin the perfect material for 3D printing thin walls and features. Potential applications include manufacturing turbines and fan blades, jigs, fixtures, manifolds, electrical casings, and automotive housings.
Rigid Resin prints with a polished finish. The colour is akin to an off-white. It is highly resistant to deformation over time, so parts manufactured with it will look as new for many years to come, so long as they are cared for properly.
Because it is reinforced with glass for stiffness and stability, Rigid Resin is more brittle than Formlabs’ Tough and Durable resins. This makes parts more susceptible to damage if mishandled. However, Rigid Resin is still extremely impact and heat resistant, making it a very useful material for manufacturing stiff, precise parts.
Formlabs Rigid Resin is supplied as a 1L cartridge for use with the Form 2 and Form 3 3D printers. Rigid Resin is capable of printing in 100 and 50 micron layer resolution.