Formlabs Tough 1500 resin
The Tough 1500 Resin is a synthetic resin from the popular manufacturer Formlabs. The material belongs to the technical resins and offers improved mechanical properties. Tough 1500 is a particularly resistant synthetic resin. It is suitable for 3D-printed objects that can be bent repeatedly, but quickly return to their original shape. The properties should approximate the values of a polypropylene (PP) material.
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.
Applications for Formlabs Tough 1500 Resin
The Formlabs Tough 1500 resin is particularly suitable for snapshots and printed moving parts like hinges. Even springing parts that are often in motion and bent can be realized with Formlabs Tough 1500 resin.
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.