MadeSolid has a vision to advance the capabilities of 3D printers through better materials. Existing popular 3D printers like MakerBot utilize fused deposition modeling (FDM), an extrusion process involving heated plastic filament. Stereolithography (SLA) is a more advanced technology that sculpts by firing a laser on a vat of UV curable liquid resin. Formlabs Form 1 is one such 3D printer that uses SLA. MadeSolid formulates and sells new types of consumable materials for creating better projects on both FDM and SLA 3D printers.
PET+ Filament For FDM Printers
PET+ filament by MadeSolid is an engineering-grade material compatible with most FDM printers. Wearables and prototypes are great projects for PET+. It’s more flexible than ABS and PLA plastics, completely recyclable, and unlike nylon does not absorb water. MadeSolid offers one pound spools of PET+ filament in diameters of 1.75mm and 3mm. PET+ is available in green, blue, red, grey, black, and white.
Liquid Resin For SLA/DLP Printers
MS Resin is a new formula that expands the possibilities of UV curable SLA/DLP printers. Many SLA/DLP printers are compatible with MS Resin, including the Form 1. MS Resin results in a final surface texture with a unique matte finish. The resin is less viscous than most other resins, making it easier to clean out from vats and off prints. MadeSolid offers MS Resin in one liter bottles of pink, blue, black, and white.
Investment Casting Resin is a detailed resin formulated specifically for investment casting. The resin has a low viscosity that’s easy to work with and clean up. MadeSolid’s investment casting resin leaves no ash or residue. Results are clean burnout, high resolution, strong metal parts. A variety of SLA/DLP printers are compatible with this investment casting resin. Shipping is expected to begin by this May with pre-ordering available now.
Better Creations Through Better Materials
New types of projects are possible through better 3D printing materials. Existing projects also become more interesting and gain new value. Thingiverse is a popular community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. Better consumables like PET+ and MS Resin make 3D printing useful to more people. Custom jewelers and crafters of sophisticated models that require multiple high-quality parts are two markets for these better materials. I look forward to all the new projects we’ll see based on 3D printing materials from MadeSolid.