Originally, SLA DLP and MSLA resin have been rigid and fairly brittle 3D-printing materials. Recent developments in resin 3D-printing made it possible to 3D-print flexible, elastic and soft resins. With the development of flexible, elastic and soft 3D-printing resins for SLA, DLP and MSLA 3D-printers, everybody can now make their custom flexible rubber-like parts. Earlier we published an article about the different flexible or elastic resins available and how they can help for your project. In this article we try to answer the question: How Flexible is a flexible resin? Additionally, the differences between Liqcreate Premium Flex and Flexible-X are explained. Learn in the link how manufacturers use flexible 3D-print resin to make rubber-like parts.
Is there a flexible SLA resin?
There are several Flexible SLA resins available. In the Liqcreate portfolio we offer Premium Flex and Flexible-X. Premium Flex is perfect for prototyping flexible parts and has a good print speed on both DLP and MSLA printers. While Flexible-X is a tougher material with similar flexibility for engineering purpose.
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Liqcreate Flexible-X is an opaque black photopolymer resin for open MSLA, DLP and laser based 3D-printers. 3D-printed parts from this material have exceptional flexibility and great rebound properties. Liqcreate Flexible-X is compatible with open DLP, LCD, MSLA and SLA 3D-printers in the range of 385 – 420nm. Its low hardness of 55 Shore A and elongation up to 160% makes it perfect for the manufacturing of soft touch and elastic parts for industrial use.
|· High Elongation||· Epax3D Series|
|· Excellent Rebound||· Phrozen Series|
|· Good Tear Strength||· Anycubic series|
|· Durable Soft Touch||· And many more|
About Premium Flex
Liqcreate Premium Flex is a translucent turquoise blue photopolymer with great processability and print speed on MSLA and DLP based 3D-printers. 3D-printed parts from this material have excellent flexibility and low surface hardness of 63 Shore A. Liqcreate Premium Flex is easy to use on all open source DLP and LCD 3D-printers in the range of 385 – 420nm. Its high elongation and low Shore A hardness makes it perfect for diversity of soft touch and elastic prototypes.
|· High Elongation||· Anycubic Series|
|· Soft touch||· Elegoo Series|
|· Easy to print||· Phrozen Series|
|· High flexibility||· And many more|
Image: Flexible-X part 3D-printed on the Shining3D AccuFab-L4K resin 3D-printer.