Stereolithography Materials

Look to SL for excellent dimensional tolerances, smooth surfaces and fine feature details. Mimic properties of ABS, polycarbonate and polypropylene in layers as low as 0.002”.

Material Description Hardness
(Shore D)
Water Absorption Elongation
@ Break
Tensile Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temperature Izod Impact Strength
@264 psi @66 psi Notched
Somos® PerFORM1
DATASHEET
4th generation composite filled material for highest rigidity and heat deflection temperature. Great for static testing in under-hood and wind tunnel applications. 94 0.20% 1.1% 9,900 psi
(68 MPa)
1,450 ksi
(10,000 MPa)
180°F
(82°C)
270°F
(132°C)
0.32 ft-lb/in
(17 J/m)
Somos® ProtoGen 184201
DATASHEET
Highly accurate and is humidity and temperature resistant 87 0.68% 12% 6,200 psi
(43 MPa)
299 ksi
(2,060 MPa)
115°F
(46°C)
130°F
(55°C)
0.39 ft-lb/in
(21 J/m)
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122
DATASHEET
A colorless material suited for lenses and electronic covers 87 1.10% 7.5% 8,100 psi
(56 MPa)
361 ksi
(2,490 MPa)
109°F
(43°C)
117°F
(47°C)
0.47 ft-lb/in
(25 J/m)
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122
DATASHEET
Produces highly detailed parts with great clarity and water-resistance 0.35% 15.5% 7,300 psi
(50.4 MPa)
320 ksi
(2,205 MPa)
120°F
(49°C)
122°F
(50°C)
0.47 ft-lb/in
(25 J/m)
Somos® NeXt
DATASHEET
Higher impact resistance than standard SL resins; Moisture resistance 82 0.40% 9% 4,800 psi
(32.8 MPa)
358 ksi
(2,470 MPa)
122°F
(50°C)
133°F
(56°C)
0.94 ft-lb/in
(50 J/m)
SC 1000P
DATASHEET
Custom formulation ideal for low cost investment casting patterns 83 4% – 8% 7,758 psi
(53 MPa)
280 ksi
(1,930 MPa)
122°F
(50° C)
127° F
(53°C)
0.35 ft-lb/in
(19 J/m)
Somos® Element
DATASHEET
Antimony free formulation for investment casting patterns only. For use when casting reactive metal alloys where antimony may contaminate the cast metallurgical properties. 86 0.36% 2.30% 7,700 psi
(53 MPa)
486 ksi
(3,230 MPa)
127°F
(53° C)
136° F
(58°C)
0.41 ft-lb/in
(22 J/m)
1 Properties listed are with UV postcure. Higher properties can be achieved with thermal postcure; see material datasheet for more information.

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