What is Flexible Resin

This material allows us to offer the production of parts with rubber properties and 80A hardness, which leads to high flexibility.

Thanks to its type of resin printing technology, it provides very soft finishes that are pleasant to the touch, achieving a highly ergonomic and highly defined final product.

This material is suitable and highly recommended for:

- Cushions or cushioning
- Functional and ergonomic properties (handles, grips, grips ...)
- Materials with a stimulating touch
- Stamps

At Imprimakers we offer the 

3D printing on request in Flexible Resin


Characteristics of parts in Flexible Resin

High precision tolerances
Great quality
of details
Absorbe impactos a la perfección
For ergonomic elements
Perfect for stamps or grips
Hard to machine and shape

Available colours

Dark gray

Technology used

SLA, or stereolithography, is an add-on manufacturing process that uses an ultraviolet light laser in a tank to build objects from resin. It is used for the production of both definitive pieces and for the elaboration of models, prototypes or patterns.

In this case you must also have a 3D model, and this is built by cutting the file into thin layers with specialized software. A support structure is created, where necessary, to deal with overhangs and cavities.

Once the layer to be printed has been created, the lifting platform of the equipment descends a distance equivalent to the thickness of a layer of solidified resin (usually between 0.05 and 0.15 mm). A sheet sweeps the piece leaving a new layer of liquid resin on the surface of the tray, ready for the next laser impression. In this way, a three-dimensional piece is created layer by layer. Once the piece is completed, it is immersed in a chemical bath that removes excess resin and subsequently cured in an ultraviolet light oven.

Examples of this material

Properties table

Strain strength 8,5 MPa ASTM D412-06
Tensile breakage 75-85% ASTM D412-06
Tear resistance 13,3 – 14,1 kN/m ASTM D624-00
Shore hardness 80 – 85 A ASTM 2240