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Rubber-Like Material: 3D print flexible, soft-touch models

With Rubber-like PolyJet photopolymers, you can simulate rubber with different levels of hardness, elongation and tear resistance.Available in several opaque and translucent colors, Rubber-like material enables you to simulate a very wide variety of finished products, from handles to footwear. Create realistic prototypes to test and verify any design that includes rubber. Simulate soft-touch coatings, nonslip surfaces, rubber surrounds or overmolding. Test and verify grips, pulls, handles, gaskets or footwear. A range of Rubber-like and Digital Materials let you zero in on exactly the elastomer properties you need.

3D Printing With Advanced Rubber-Like Materials

The family of Advanced Rubber-like materials (Agilus and Tango families) offer a variety of elastomer characteristics, including Shore scale A hardness, elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. Our advanced Rubber-like material is useful for many applications including exhibition and communication models, rubber surrounds and over-molding, soft-touch coatings and nonslip surfacess, as well as commercial and consumer product features (knobs, grips, pulls, handles, gaskets, seals, hoses). The Advanced Rubber-like materials provide shock asorption, vibration dampening, or non-slip surfaces, and  include:

  • TangoPlus FLX 930 (Shore 27A)
  • TangoBlackPlus FLX 980 (Shore 27A)
  • Agilus30 FLX935 (Shore 30A)
  • Agilus30 Black FLX985 (Shore 30A)
Available on all Connex1, Connex2 and Connex3 systems, the Agilus30 family provides superior tear-resistance, elongation at break and rubber-like texture. It’s ideal for advanced design verification and functional testing.

3D Printing With Semi-Flexible Materials

3D print semi-flexible prototypes like automotive tire tread or shoe soles with the Classic Tango family:

  • TangoGray FLX950 (Shore 70A)
  • TangoBlack FLX973 (Shore 70A)

Simulate Rubber-Like Material With Digital Materials

With Objet Connex 3D Printers, you can create digital materials that combine Rigid Opaque materials with rubber like options, including Agilus30, Agilus30 Black, TangoBlack+, and Tango+, to simulate seven levels of Shore Scale A values from Shore 27 to Shore 95, with increasing tensile strength and tear resistance. Additional Objet Digital Materials with more Shore values can be created by combining other rigid and Rubber-like materials.  Simulate a variety of elastomers by combining rigid and flexible materials. With a multi-material 3D printer like Connex3 or Stratasys J750, you can:

  • Combine Tango or Agilus30 with Rigur for greater toughness and a range of Shore A values from 27 to 95.
  • Combine Tango or Agilus30 with Digital ABS for greater durability and a range of Shore A values from 27 to 95.