Tough is durable, adaptive, and impact-resistant. Perfect for engineering challenges, this sturdy, ABS-like material has been developed to withstand high stress or strain. It’s ideal for snap-fit joints and other rugged prototypes.
Sturdy prototypes that will deform under pressure where other 3D prints fail.
Parts that absorb force; flexing and returning to form.
Prints that can tolerate mechanical friction and strain.
In engineering, toughness is defined as the area under a stress-strain curve. Standard resins are quite strong, but will snap under too much force. Tough Resin, however, balances strength and ductility (elongation). Under enough stress, parts printed in Tough will absorb energy and begin to deform before they snap or shatter. This characteristic allows these parts to be more durable and impact resistant than traditional 3D printed parts.
Tough Resin has a low Tg (glass transition temperature) and low heat deflection temperature. This means that thin parts under constant load may deform over time. Tough Resin is not intended for applications at elevated temperatures. Find out more about using Tough Resin.
Handling & Safety
Our resins have been designed to be as safe as possible, but nevertheless, working with them requires care, similar to working with common adhesives or household cleaners. They do not have volatile solvents so special ventilation is not required, though skin contact should be avoided.