Significantly expanding its offerings to the jewelry industry Formlabs announced the release of an updated formulation of Castable Resin for jewelry applications.
“Since we first launched Castable Resin in 2014, the material has taken off in the jewelry world for many different applications,” said Dávid Lakatos, Head of Product at Formlabs. “Over the past two years we saw a wide adoption from individual benchtop jewelers all the way to large international casting houses. We worked side-by-side with many of our customers to gather feedback for the reformulated Castable Resin to accentuate those specific capabilities important to jewelry professionals.”
The new Castable Resin has a waxlike appearance that makes it easy to inspect and prepare printed parts.
This material achieves:
- Extraordinary fine detail: Create delicate filigree, inscriptions, and milgrain with precision.
- Incredible accuracy: Capture intricate detail, from prongs to holes in jewelry pieces — ideal for stone-setting and creating fine features.
- Superior surface finish: Get smoother surfaces straight out of the machine for minimal touch-ups prior to casting, reducing finishing time and metal loss.
Jewelry printed in the new Castable Resin continues to have a clean burnout that produces beautiful parts ready for finishing. In addition to updating Castable Resin, Formlabs is introducing new Fine Detail settings for the Form 2, created specifically for printing fine jewelry. These print settings have been optimized for all Castable Resin layer thicknesses, adding a significant improvement in the speed and quality of fine jewelry prints.