Often, 3D printing requires some muscle on the material side. Strength and durability are necessary in a technology where the designer relies on material to carry out a concept that may have required intense creativity, effort, and hours in digital design.
Your choice of 3D printing materials should be able to match your 3D design, seeing it through to fruition without frustration or complication — and increasing bottom line, efficiency, and product quality. You can have world-class ideas and cutting-edge technology, but it’s crucial that the material is up to the job as well.
- Tensile properties
Many 3D printing enthusiasts have been asking for tougher, more durable materials which can better withstand workloads. Oakland, California-based MadeSolid listens to their users and follows through in their dedication to exploring components and chemicals for strong 3D printing material.
Meant for functional prototypes, testing wearables, and gadget covers, Vorex Resin clearly blows away the competition in testing.
In toughness, during mechanical testing, they outdid not only themselves, but also the competition, beating out Formlabs’ Clear, Spot-A Materials’ Hard and Tough, and Maker Juice’s SF. Using both tensile stress and elongation to test the product, Vorex was far ahead of competitors, inching up very close to a perfect score on a scale of one to twelve.
Tensile stress quite simply measures how long the product holds up before stress and tension are able to break it. Elongation measures its strength in flexibility, to see how long it can stretch before it becomes deformed. With superb strength in both areas, the material passes the tests with flying colors.
Priced at $135/liter, Vorex Resin is available at the MadeSolid store. Available in black and translucent orange, Vorex Resin is compatible with many SLA printers, including Form1+, Asiga, and B9 Creator.
MadeSolid, as demonstrated by their name, works to provide the strongest of materials and products for their customers, who are serious about 3D printing — and doing it with quality. Their focus is on researching, creating, and selling better materials for filament and UV-curable printing technology. They work to combine a user-friendly quality with all of their products, having earned a dedicated following early on through beta testing and crowdsourcing campaigns that yielded impressive, advanced materials to their users.
Their focus is on increasing quality of strength and allowing you to do more in your creative and 3D printing ventures, in projects that need to be strong and handle a large amount of weight, serve reliably and securely for protecting a device, or for testing purposes.
Have you used any of MadeSolid’s products? Has material strength been an issue for you in any of your latest projects? Tell us about it in the MadeSolid Vorex Resin forum at 3DPB.com. Below you will find a couple more comparison charts for various resins on the market: