Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Video : Formlabs Releases New Resin TOUGH!

So i received a email today telling me about Formlabs new resin TOUGH!  It looks like it currently only comes in one color, a cornflower blue semi-translucent resin.  It is supposed to be tough, durable, and used in a variety of ways where ABS is normally used.  From the video and the gif below, the results are pretty impressive!

However the sticker price for 1L is the shocker, $175.00!!  More expensive than any of their other resins!  I'm not sure this is a good thing as other companies are producing similar (normal) resins at a fraction of the cost, and its only a matter of time before a similar (tough) resin can be had for cheap.  
I guess this is similar to Makerbot vs other fdm manufacturers, the highly visible company has to charge a premium for their "brand" even though its the same chemicals in the end.  

But if people pay for it, who am I to judge?  For me personally I'll shop around for a better price, or dare I say attempt to create my own! :)  

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!


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