Materials

Key point of selecting 3D printer is "How effectively the users can make use of materials or resin".
MITS's challenge is to provide high-quality rubber-like materials with such ease of use.


Clearly expressed material softness with numerical values

Recently, we quite often see promotional expressions like "Being able to print with soft materials". Often, with only the word "soft", it is difficult to comprehend how soft it is. MITS clearly express resin hardness with values.
The resin hardness is expressed based on the standard of Shore durometer type A.
Sometimes it is referred as "Shore hardness".


Materials and Compatible 3D Printer Models

- S rank rubber-like resin (Shore Durometer A:5) is as soft as marshmallow, aiming to industry's first resin with this hardness.
- A rank rubber-like resin (Shore Durometer A:13) has high stretch ratio and excels in durability. As it performs like real rubber, it is quite popular among users.
- Hardness of rubber-like resin (Shore Durometer A:60) is close to tire's hardness.
*1 Each resin can be used individually or two different resins can be mixed for various softness. Mixing resin is another advantage of Stereolithography.
*2 This range (A: 60 to A: 100) is the hardness of resin which is conventionally mentioned as “soft”.

Hypoallergenic S Rank Rubber-like Resin (Shore Durometer A:5)

This resin is hypoallergenic and less irritating to skin and ideal for prototyping artificial hands or organ model for education, which especially softness is required.

 

Hypoallergenic A Rank Rubber-like Resin (Shore Durometer A:13)

Our popular A rank rubber-like resin now becomes hypoallergenic, and still maintains same stretch properties. This is easier to use than our conventional resin as less irritating to skin. Suitable for prototyping artificial arms, or organ model for education.
Image provided by Prof. Irie, Osaka Sangyo University.




Hypoallergenic Rubber-like Resin (Shore Durometer A: 60)

Our popular rubber-like resin now becomes hypoallergenic, and still maintains same elasticity. This is easier to use than our conventional resin as less irritating to skin. Suitable for educational purposes.

Heat-resistant Acrylic Resin

This resin has higher heat resistance than conventional acrylic resin, with smaller warpage, and less aging deterioration. It is ideal for prototyping that requires precision. This resin is less irritating to skin than our conventional resin. Softening temperature: 178°C (our conventional resin: 122°C)

Softening temperature: the temperature at which, such as the plastic is rapidly soft. A point load is applied on a specimen, then temperature is slowly raised, and softening temperature is the temperature which the specimen receives 1mm penetration where the point load is applied.


*We also have other types of materials not listed on this page. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Coloring Resin

Resin can be colored of your favor.
Coloring by Pigment

Pigment is a coloring agent has large particles (several µm) which are least soluble. This coloring agent features high opacity and deep color which allows finer fabrication. It has excellent durability and light resistance. Black, red, orange, and white are offered.

Coloring by Dye

Dye is a coloring agent has very fine particles (several tens of nm) which are soluble. Clear beautiful molding is characterized. Black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown, and pink are offered.