You Can 3D-Print Some Amazing Stuff With This Ultra-Strong Resin

Formlabs, a 3D-printing supplies company, has a new kind of resin it's calling 'tough'. It's still plastic, but plastic you can make real things out of.

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The company claims that things printed with Tough resin have about the same strength and impact resistance as ABS plastic. That's not quite the 3D-printed car future we've all been promised, but it's strong enough to make useful objects like chains and wrenches.

You Can 3-D Print Some Amazing Stuff With This Ultra-Strong Resin
You Can 3-D Print Some Amazing Stuff With This Ultra-Strong Resin

To print something out of Tough resin, you'll need a Formlabs Form 1+ printer, which uses photosensitive resins and laser beams to sculpt objects. That technology enables the printer to bind each printed layer chemically, creating a chain of semi-flexible atoms that lends the final part extra strength, without needing to embed fibres in the material.

[Makezine]

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