BioMed Flex 80A Resin and Formlabs’ BioMed Elastic 50A Resin combine the flexibility you already know and love, with the biocompatibility certifications you need.
For design and manufacturing departments in the medical device industry, many of the benefits of 3D printing were difficult to take advantage of because of biocompatibility regulations.
Thanks to two new resins from Formlabs, it is now possible to combine elastomeric properties and biocompatibility, exploiting the full potential of this technology. Formlabs’ new BioMed Flex 80A Resin and BioMed Elastic 50A Resin enable improved product development cycle, reduced costs, and faster product launch to market.
BioMed Flex 80A Resin
Robust, medical-use resin that complies with ISO 10993 and is USP Class VI certified.
Because of these certifications, it can safely be used in contact with skin for 30 days and with patients’ mucous membranes for 24 hours.
The resin, which is compatible with Formlabs’ SLA 3D printing technology, has a hardness on the Shore scale of 80A, a tear strength of 22 kN/m and a tensile strength at break of 7.2 mPa, and also has the ability to return to its original shape after being put under stress making the material perfect for use as a template for surgical operations or to produce medical components.
Components for medical devices and transparent structures that require biocompatibility.
Guides and models that need to be manipulated and used in the functional area while avoiding CNC molds or the need for silicone casting.
Anatomical models that require biocompatibility. Sizing models, models of cartilage or diseased organs.
BioMed Elastic 50A Resin
BioMed Elastic 50A Resin is an elastic material compatible with Formlabs’ SLA 3D printing technologies.
The resin has a high degree of softness and is designed for medical use that complies with ISO 10993 and is USP Class VI certified.
Due to these certifications, it can safely be used in contact with skin for 30 days and with patients’ mucous membranes for 24 hours.
The material has a softness rating on the Shore scale of 50A, a tear strength of 11 kN/m, and a tensile strength at break of 2.3 MPa; in addition, the material has an elongation at break of 150%. Therefore, it easily adapts to patients’ shapes for maximum customization and comfort.
It is a soft and flexible material that allows the fabrication of soft tissue models such as muscles, organs and skin, as well as objects that can effortlessly adapt to patients’ shapes.
The main applications are seals, sealants or housings, biocompatible and transparent tubular structures to allow the passage of fluids within the component to be observed.