Formlabs Tough 2000 resin
The Tough 2000 Resin is a synthetic resin from the popular manufacturer Formlabs. The material belongs to the technical resins and offers improved mechanical properties. Tough 2000 is a strong and stiff resin, which is suitable for functional components or prototypes that are resilient and may only deform slightly. The material has similar properties to an ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile-Butadien-Styrene Copolymer). The number 2000 in the article name corresponds to the tensile modulus of the synthetic resin.
The material is compatible with Formlabs Form 3 and Form 2. A Resin Tank LT is required in combination with this resin for Form 2. For post-processing, curing in a UV chamber, such as Formlabs Form Cure, is necessary. The material supports layer heights of 0.1mm and 0.05 mm.
Applications for Formlabs Tough 2000 Resin
Formlabs Tough 2000 resin is suitable for components that have to withstand a certain load. It can be used, for example, for tools and holders, but also for housing parts and covers.
Difference between Formlabs Tough 1500 and Tough 2000
Formlabs Tough 1500 resembles a polypropylene plastic, whereas Tough 2000 is more like an ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadien-Styrene Copolymer). Tough 1500 is easier to bend and can be bent repeatedly. Tough 2000 is much stiffer and stronger. It can also be bent minimally.