The carbon DLS process is unique in the sense that it can print elastomeric materials with rubber-like strength and resilience. Some of the key materials are listed below.
- UMA 90 (Urethane Methacrylate) – This material behaves similarly to standard SLA resin in the sense that it does not require post-print thermal curing.
- RPU 70 (Rigid Polyurethane) – This material is well-suited to production parts due to its strength, toughness, and heat resistance.
- FPU 50 (Flexible Polyurethane) – This flexible variant of the polyurethane range of resins adds additional toughness and fatigue resistance.
- DLS CE 221 (Cyanate Ester) – This rigid polymer has exceptional temperature resistance. Additionally, it has high strength and stiffness.
- DLS EPX 82 (Epoxy) – This rigid epoxy has excellent mechanical properties and is ideal for structural components.
- SIL 30 (Silicone) – This soft silicone urethane has impressive tear resistance and is biocompatible in terms of skin-contact applications.
- EPU 40 (Elastomeric Polyurethane) – This material is ideal for vibration damping and impact absorption.
The materials listed above cover a wide range of toughness, tensile strength, and abrasion resistance properties, ensuring that almost any application can benefit from one or more of them. All of these properties are ideal for medical applications where parts undergo high levels of cyclic loading or provide unmatched accuracy when used as guides or for surgical preparation. These applications are listed in more detail below.