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High Temp Resin - FormLabs

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Engineering resin ideal for applications that require the part to withstand high temperatures with minimal load.


High Temp resin is part of the FormLabs family of Engineering Resins; a set of resins developed to solve the most complex engineering challenges thanks to the wide variety of functional materials.

Engineering Resins FormLabs

Image 1: Engineering Resins FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

High Temp Resin (High temperature resistance) has the highest resistance to bending under temperature (HDT) of all resins, 289ºC to 0.45MPa.

High Temp Table

Image 2: High Temp Resin HDT and Tesnile Modulus. Source: FormLabs

With its low thermal expansion and high tensile modulus, it can be used to print models for environmental tests, molds and masters for casting and thermoforming, in a much faster, cheaper and even more accurate way than with conventional methods.

Injection mold made with High Temp Resin

Image 3: Injection mold made with High Temp Resin. Source: FormLabs

Thanks to High Temp Resin and other FormLabs engineering resins, costs can be reduced and quality prototypes and final parts can be made very quickly.

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 1.3
Elongation at break (%) 5.5
Tensile strength (MPa) 42
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2550
Flexural strength (MPa) 74
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2200
Softening temperature (ºC) 173
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Below, a series of usage tips are cited that must be taken into account at all times with the use of FormLabs resins:

Change cartridge

Changing the resin cartridge of the FormLabs printers is very simple, just close the top cap of the ventilation duct (vent) and remove the cartridge by holding it by the handle it has. Then the other is inserted and the vent plug is opened in case an impression is to be started. To avoid drips through the 3D printer, this process must always be carried out with the resin tank mounted.

Vent plug FormLabs

Image 1: Vent plug of the FormLabs cartridges. Source: FormLabs

After finishing each impression the vent plug must be closed so that the resin maintains its properties. In addition, if you don't use the printer for some time, you should keep the cartridge in its original box to keep the properties of the resin intact.

Resin tank

Each type of resin must have its resin tank, which must be changed after using 2L of resin. FormLabs has developed a more powerful tank, the Resin Tank LT, which has a life up to 20 times longer than the standard tank.

FormLabs Resin Tank LT

Image 2: FormLabs Resin Tank LT. Source: FormLabs

To protect and store the excess resin in the tank after each printing, FormLabs supplies a lid that ensures a perfect closure. Once the tank is closed, it is recommended to store it (with resin and lid) in the original box so that the resin doesn't lose its properties when exposed to UV rays for a long time. Another point to keep in mind is that the tanks can't be cleaned with any cleaning product or similar (for example, isopopyl alcohol), since they lose certain qualities that can cause continuous failed impressions.

FormLabs Resin Tank

Image 3: FormLabs Resin Tank. Source: FormLabs

Failed printing

When an error occurs in printing may be because solid parts of a previous printing have fallen to the resin tank. In this case, a spatula at 45° must be passed through the printing tank, gathering all the solid parts in a corner and removing them. To ensure that the tank resin doesn't contain any solid parts, the resin should be cast with a 190 μm paper filter. Once cast, it is put back into the tank and it is ready to be used again.

Video 1: Clean resin tank. Source: FormLabs

Isopropyl alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol is the key to the washing and post-processing of parts and you should know when it is time to change it. In the Finish Kit the moment to change it's when the IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) is so saturated with resin particles, that after washing the pieces are still sticky. At that point you must remove all the liquid, clean the container well and throw new IPA, but never fill in on the previous one.

Finish Kit FormLabs

Image 4: Finish Kit FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

In the Form Wash, the wash center itself indicates through its screen when it is time to change the isopropyl alcohol.

Video 2: FormLabs Ecosystem. Source: FormLabs

If you wish you can contract our SLA 3D printing training courses (online or in person) by contacting us through the contact form. The training is oriented to obtain a wide knowledge and know how to use the 3D SLA FormLabs printers from the beginning and t.hus avoid major errors.

General information
Manufacturer FormLabs (Massachusetts, USA)
Technology  SLA / LFS
Material Photopolymer
Wavelength UV 405 nm
Format 1 liter
Compatible 3D printers Form 1+, Form 2, Form 3Form 3B
Compatible resin tanks Form 2Form 2 LTForm 3
Print settings
Layer height 100-50-25 microns
Exposure Time It is not necessary to configure the printing parameters in the Formlabs printers. The chip incorporated in the resin cartridges detects the type of material by configuring the printing automatically.
Off time
Lifting height
Bottom exposure
Bottom layers
Curing and washing properties
Washing time (FormWash) 6 min
Curing time (FormCure) 60 min / 60ºC
Mechanical properties (without curing / with curing)
Izod impact strength (ASTM D256-10) 12.3 J/m / 14 J/m
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break (ASTM D 638-10) 9% / 2%
Tensile strength (ASTM D 638-10) 33 MPa / 51.1 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638-10) 1500 MPa / 3600 MPa
Flexural strength (ASTM D 790-15) 41.2 MPa / 106.9 MPa
Flexural modulus  (ASTM C790-10) 1100 MPa / 3300 MPa
Surface hardness (ASTM 2240)
Thermal properties (without curing / with curing)
Softening temperature (ASTM D 648-16 / @ 0.45 MPa) 55.9 °C / 289 °C
Additional Information
Lifetime (since manufacturing) 24 months
HS Code 2916.1


* The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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