Cutting Edge Resins from Formlabs

12 September 2023  |  Sabina Gonzalez-George


Tuesday 12 September 2023. Today Formlabs announce the release of two new technical materials for the Form 3+ and Form 3B+ SLA  desktop 3D printers.

With an extensive library of over 45 materials, Formlabs opens up a wide range of applications, including secondary fabrication techniques such as 3D printed rapid tooling for injection moulding and thermoforming. Dedicated to providing excellent, high quality and usable materials, Formlabs has a team of 40+ materials scientists and engineers to research, develop, and test the materials, combined with 20 settings optimisation specialists to ensure that the printers and materials work seamlessly together.

The new materials launched are a soft, flexible 100% silicone and a high-performance ceramic: Silicone 40A Resin and Alumina 4N Resin.

Silicone 40A Resin

Silicone 40A Resin, powered by Formlabs’ new patent-pending Pure Silicone Technology™, is the first accessible 100% silicone 3D printing material.


100% silicone resin for soft, flexible parts. 

3D print functional silicone parts with excellent chemical and thermal resistance. Ideal for masking tools, seals, grippers and moulds.


>> Learn more about Silicone 40A Resin


Alumina 4N Resin

A high-performance ceramic material, Alumina 4N Resin, makes 3D printed ceramics accessible in aerospace, automotive, and industrial casting applications at a 10x lower price than the leading alternatives.


A high-density and high-purity technical ceramic resin, with exceptional performance in extreme environments: thermally resistant, hard, abrasion resistant, mechanically strong, and chemically inert.

Ideal for high voltage or thermal protection components, foundry tools and tooling.



 >> Learn more about Alumina 4N Resin

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