3D print flexible, soft-touch models


3D print flexible, soft-touch models

With Rubber-like PolyJet photopolymers, you can simulate rubber with different levels of hardness, elongation and tear resistance. Gray, black, white and translucent, Rubber-like material enables you to simulate a very wide variety of finished products, from soft-grip handles to footwear. With Connex3 systems, you can add color to the mix for exceptional final-product realism.

3D Printing With Rubber-like Material

The family of Rubber-like materials (Tango family) offers a variety of elastomer characteristics including Shore scale A hardness, elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. Rubber-like material is useful for many modeling applications including:

  • Exhibition and communication models
  • Rubber surrounds and over-molding
  • Soft-touch coatings and nonslip surfaces for tooling or prototypes
  • Knobs, grips, pulls, handles, gaskets, seals, hoses, footwear

Rubber-like materials include:

  • Rubber-like gray (TangoGray FLX950)
  • Rubber-like black (TangoBlack FLX973)
  • Rubber-like translucent (TangoPlus FLX930)
  • Rubber-like advanced black (TangoBlackPlus FLX980)
  • Simulate rubber with Digital Materials on Connex, Connex2 and Connex3 systems

With Connex, Connex2 and Connex3 systems, you can create digital materials that combine Rigid Opaque white material (VeroWhitePlus), Rubber-like black material (TangoBlackPlus), or Rubber-like material (TangoPlus) to simulate nine Shore A values from Shore 27 to Shore 95, with increasing tensile strength and tear resistance. Additional Digital Materials with more Shore values can be created by combining other rigid and Rubber-like materials, including a range of color materials on Connex3 systems.