dual resin printing for durability & detail
We’ve got another new 3D printing material for you, and this one is a real performer!
Durable Fine Plastic will give you excellent detail, a nice smooth finish, and tough-as-ABS durability. It also has great temperature and impact resistance.
But the best thing about this material is that your design is actually printed in two materials — one a UV curable resin that will harden into the final product and the other a gelatin support material that is removed in post-production.
This means you can make stuff like nested, interlinking, or hollow objects.
The support material is printed alongside the plastic resin and is removed using high pressure water spray. Your design will need to be strong enough to stand up to the water spray. For hollow objects, you’ll need to design a hole through which the support material can drain out. And if you have a super intricate design, it could be tricky to wash off all of the jelly. : )
The end result will have a greenish matte finish anywhere that was covered by the support material and a glossy, translucentish finish on any surface that didn’t need the support.
And you can order a sample of Durable Fine Plastic for $5.00.
This stuff is printed on an Objet Connex 3D printing machine and was just released this year. Check out the 3D printed skateboard deck in the Object promo video below: