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  • Form 2 Engineering Resins (FormLabs)

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    This type of resins are ideal for all types of parts that are necessary to solve the challenges that the field of engineering.

    FormLabs Engineering Resins are a set of resins developed to solve the most complex engineering challenges thanks to the wide variety of functional materials. In addition, these materials help reduce costs and make prototypes and quality final parts in a very fast way.

    Engineering Resins FormLabs

    Image 1: Engineering Resins FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

     

    The Engineering Resins offered by FormLabs for your Form 2 are:

    -Grey Pro Resin (Versatile prototypes)

    -Rigid Resin (Rigidity and precision)

    -Durable Resin (Low friction and wear)

    -Tough Resin (Resistant prototypes)

    -Flexible Resin (Ergonomic pieces)

    -High Temp Resin (Heat resistance)

    Video 1: Engineering Resins. Source: FormLabs

     

    Grey Pro Resin:

    Resin Gray Pro is ideal for versatile prototypes, maintaining good mechanical properties, but without compromising precision and surface finish. It should be noted the moderate elongation and low deformation it offers, being an ideal material for modeling, prototypes of injection molded products, masters of molds for plastics or silicones and templates and accessories for manufacturing.

    Resina Grey Pro data

    Image 2: Resina Grey Pro data. Source: FormLabs

     

    In particular, Resin Gray Pro is the most recommended resin for the manufacture of functional prototypes that will be used repetitively.

    Requires Resin Tank LT.

     FormLabs Grey Pro Resin

    Image 3:  FormLabs Grey Pro Resin. Source: FormLabs

     

    Resina Rígida (Rigid Resin:

    The Rigid Resin is a resin highly reinforced with glass, giving it a high rigidity and a completely smooth or polished finish. Thanks to the resistance of the glass this material is the one that has a higher impact resistance module of the range of Engineering Resins. It's also resistant to temporary deformation and allows to print thin-walled parts, but at the same time resistant.

    Rigid Resin FormLabs

    Image 4: Part of thin and resistant walls. Source: FormLabs

     

    The Rigid Resin is ideal for printing turbines or fan blades, templates, accessories or tools, air passage collectors and housings to house electrical elements.

    Requires Resin Tank LT.

    Fan created with Rigid Resin FormLabs

    Image 5: Fan created with Rigid Resin FormLabs. Source: FormLabs

     

    Durable Resin:

    Durable Resin is the ideal material for applications that require minimal friction between surfaces.

    Elongation and Impact Resistance IZOD

    Image 5: Elongation and Impact Resistance IZOD. Source: FormLabs.

     

    Its large elongation, its high impact resistance (the largest of all engineering materials) and a really striking, smooth and shiny finish, allows parts to be made for a wide variety of applications such as consumables, bushings and bearings, parts with adjustments under pressure or flexible elements.

    Bottle made with Durable Resin

    Image 6: Bottle made with Durable Resin. Source: FormLabs

     

    Tough Resin:

    The high-strength resin called Tough Resin is perfect for creating resistant parts. This resin offers a balance between resistance and compliance. Thanks to the high resistance to stresses and deformations during short time intervals, this material is ideal for parts that need to return to their original shape after applying a high voltage on them.

    Tough Resin Stress-Strain Curve

    Image 7: Tough Resin Stress-Strain Curve. Source: FormLabs

     

    With the Tough Resin you can print all kinds of prototypes, from the simplest, to those that are made up of many pieces or that need a high mechanical resistance.

    Drone made with Tough Resin

    Image 8: Drone made with Tough Resin. Source: FormLabs

     

    Flexible Resin:

    The Flexible Resin is used to print flexible parts, with the need to be bent or compressed for the correct operation of the model. It has a Shore hardness of 80A, which gives a soft and pleasant touch to the pieces.

    Flexible Resin Elongation and Tensile Modulus

    Image 9: Flexible Resin Elongation and Tensile Modulus . Source: FormLabs

     

    This hardness and finish are very similar to those of the soles of shoes or tires. Thanks to its low traction module and high elongation, this material is suitable for printing shock absorbers, packaging, flexible or ergonomic parts.

    Shoe sole made with Flexible Resin

    Image 10: Shoe sole made with Flexible Resin. Source: FormLabs

     

    High Temp Resin:

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

    High Temp Resin HDT and Tesnile Modulus

    Image 11: 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 12: Injection mold made with High Temp Resin. Source: FormLabs

    Below, a series of usage tips are cited that must be taken into account at all times with the use of Form 2 with their respective resins:


    Change cartridge:


    Changing the resin cartridge of the Form 2 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 Form 2 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 made with Form 2 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: Form 2 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 Form 2 printer from the beginning and t.hus avoid major errors.


    • Type of resin: Photopolymer

    • Fabricant: FormLabs

    • Type: Grey Pro Resin / Rigid Resin / Durable Resin / Tough Resin / Flexible Resin / High Temp Resin

    • Version: Grey Pro Resin / Rigid Resin / Durable Resin / Tough Resin / Flexible Resin / High Temp Resin

    • Resolution: Grey Pro Resin (100 - 50 microns) / Rigid Resin (100 - 50 microns) / Durable Resin (100 - 50 microns) / Tough Resin (100 - 50 microns) / Flexible Resin (100 - 50 microns) / High Temp Resin (100 - 50 - 25 microns)

    • Quantity: 1L

    • Lifetime since manufacturing (Recommended): 12 months Grey Pro Resin / 12 months Rigid Resin / 18 months Durable Resin / 12 months Tough Resin / 12 months Flexible Resin / 18 months High Temp Resin

    • Shipping weight: 3 Kg 

    • HS Code: 3916.9


    Durable Resin Technical data:



    • Tensile Strength at Yield (ASTM D 638-10): 18.6 MPa Without Curing / 31.8 MPa With Curing

    • Tensile Modulus (ASTM D 638-10): 0.45 GPa Without Curing / 1.26 GPa With Curing

    • Elongation (ASTM D 638-10): 67% Without Curing / 49% With Curing

    • Flexural Stress at 5% Strain (ASTM D 790-10)4.06 MPa Without Curing / 27.2 MPa With Curing

    • Flexural Modulus (ASTM D 790-10): 0.16 GPa Without Curing / 0.82 GPa With Curing

    • IZOD Impact Strength: 130.8 J/m Without Curing / 109 J/m With Curing

    • Heat Deflection Temp. (0.45 MPa) (ASTM D 648-07): <30 ºC Without Curing / 43.3 ºC With Curing

    • Thermal Expansion from 23 to 50°C (ASTM E 831-14)117 µm/m/ºC Without Curing / 145.1 µm/m/ºC With Curing


    Tough Resin Technical data:



    • Tensile Strength at Break (ASTM D 638-14): 3.7 MPa Without Curing / 55.7 MPa With Curing

    • Young’s Modulus (ASTM D 638-14): 1.7 GPa Without Curing / 2.7 GPa With Curing

    • Elongation at Break (ASTM D 638-14): 42% Without Curing / 24% With Curing

    • Flexural Strength at 5% Strain (ASTM D 790-15)20.8 MPa Without Curing / 60.6 MPa With Curing

    • Módulo de Flexión (ASTM D 790-10): 0.6 GPa Without Curing / 1.6 GPa With Curing

    • Notched Izod (ASTM D 256-10): 32.6 J/m Without Curing / 38 J/m With Curing

    • Heat Deflection Temp. (1.8 MPa) (ASTM D 648-16)32.8 ºC Without Curing / 45.9 ºC With Curing

    • Heat Deflection Temp. (0.45 MPa) (ASTM D 648-16)40.4 ºC Without Curing / 48.5 ºC With Curing

    • Thermal Expansion from 23 to 50°C (ASTM E 831-13)159.7 µm/m/ºC Without Curing / 119.4 µm/m/ºC With Curing


    Flexible Resin Technical data:



    • Tensile Strength (ASTM D 412-06 (A)): 3.3 - 3.4 MPa Without Curing / 7.7 - 8.5 MPa With Curing

    • Elongation at Failure (ASTM D 412-06 (A)): 60% Without Curing / 75 - 85% With Curing

    • Compression Set (ASTM D 395-03 (B)): 0.40% Without Curing / 0.40% With Curing

    • Tear Strength (ASTM D 624-00)9.5 - 9.6 kN/m Without Curing / 13.3 - 14.1 kN/m With Curing

    • Shore Hardness (ASTM 2240): 70 - 75 A Without Curing / 80 - 85 A With Curing

    • Vicat Softening Point (ASTM D 1525-09): 231 ºC J/m Without Curing / 230 ºC With Curing


    High Temp Resin Technical data:



    • Tensile Strength at Break (ASTM D 638-14): 33 MPa Without Curing / 51.1 MPa With Curing

    • Young’s Modulus (ASTM D 638-14): 1.5 GPa Without Curing / 3.6 GPa With Curing

    • Elongation at Break (ASTM D 638-14): 9% Without Curing / 2% With Curing

    • Flexural Strength at Break (ASTM D 790-15)41.2 MPa Without Curing / 106.9 MPa With Curing

    • Flexural Modulus (ASTM D 790-10): 1.1 GPa Without Curing / 3.3 GPa With Curing

    • Notched Izod (ASTM D 256-10): 12.3 J/m Without Curing / 14 J/m With Curing

    • Water Absorbtion: N/A Without Curing / 0.21% With Curing

    • Heat Deflection Temp. (1.8 MPa) (ASTM D 648-16)42.3 ºC Without Curing / 130 ºC With Curing

    • Heat Deflection Temp. (0.45 MPa) (ASTM D 648-16)55.9 ºC Without Curing / 289 ºC With Curing

    • Thermal Expansion from 0 to 150 ºC (ASTM E 831-13)120.9 µm/m/ºC Without Curing / 87.5 µm/m/ºC With Curing


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