Soft Elastic

Makelab’s Top Pick Winner - Elastomers

Soft Elastic is the softest elastic in Makelab’s elastomer family. The material is fantastic for printing gaskets and seals. Due to the VCJ technology and large build plates, this material is a great option for large models that need high flexibility. Soft Elastic prints beautifully and has zero messy support clean-up, this is why it’s our Top Pick Winner in the Elastomer family.

PROS OF

Soft Elastic

When it is a perfect material choice
Softest elastic material offered at Makelab
Print small slots, holes and cavities with high accuracy and precision
Prints without supports which makes this material great for small cavities or hard to reach places
Compatible with skin contact applications
Larger build plates than flexible and elastic resin materials
Ability to print tough and elastic materials in one build plate - eliminate the need for assembling

CONS OF

Soft Elastic

When to seek other material options
Longer than usual lead times compared to some of our other materials
Low tear strength compared to flexible and elastic resin. Small, thin parts can tear easily.
No custom color options available
Low tensile strength

PRINT SETTINGS

You need 3D printing and you need it FAST! That’s why we offer some of the quickest turnaround times in the nation.

MATERIAL PROPERTIES

A guide to material's advanced properties.
Dimensional Accuracy
40 Microns
Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa)
0.9
Is UV Resistant
Is Chemical Resistant
Elongation at Break
200%
Heat Deflection Temp @45 mpa
Shore a hardness
30A
Notched IZOD
Tensile Modulus (GPa)
Flexural Modulus (GPa)

simplified properties

HARDNESS
BRITTLENESS
FLEXIBILITY
SURFACE QUALITY
IMPACT RESISTANCE
Download Technical Datasheet

STANDARD COLORS

These are the available colors.

BLACK

WHITE

GRAY

YELLOW

CLEAR

AS MATERIAL

ANY COLOR
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

In need of a custom color? Contact our service team!

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QUALITY FOR

Soft Elastic

This number of microns determines how thick each layer is. The smaller the micron count, the thinner the layer, this results in higher surface detail, better surface finishes and less stepping!
HIGHEST QUALITY
High Detail Quality
25
Microns
Detailed Quality
Microns
Standard Quality
Microns
Draft Quality
Microns
LOWEST QUALITY

build plate size for

Soft Elastic

Below are the available build volumes.
If you need an XL volume, please visit our Extra Large 3D Printing page.

FDM Build Volume

250 x 210 x 210 mm
9.84 x 8.3 x 8.3 in

SLA Build Volume

145 x 145 x 175 mm
5.7 x 5.7 x 6.9 in

SLA XL Build Volume

335 x 200 x 300 mm
13.2 x 7.9 x 11.8 in

MJF Build Volume

380 x 284 x 380 mm
15 x 11.2 x 15 in

VCJ Build Volume

500 x 250 x 200 mm
19.6 x 9.84 x 7.87 in
Download STL Files of our Build Volumes

LEAD TIMEs FOR

Soft Elastic

After you place an order, we are committed to efficiency and meeting deadlines.
NEXT-DAY
1 business day

Example:
BEFORE 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Monday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Tuesday

*No support structures removed in this option

RUSH
2 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Monday
Get dispatched: Wednesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Monday
Get dispatched: Thursday

STANDARD
3 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Saturday
Get dispatched: Thursday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Saturday
Get dispatched: Friday

NO-RUSH
5 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Tuesday
Get dispatched: Next Tuesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Tuesday
Get dispatched: Next Wednesday

EXTENDED
7 business days

Example:
Before 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Next Tuesday

AFTER 3:30pm
Orders placed: Friday
Get dispatched: Next Wednesday

Lead Time Calculator

Examples of parts

castable wax resin 3d printed part sla
3d printed ssample of pla using fdm 3d printing technology
Assembly of a 3D print, PLA FDM
fdm pla bulk 3d printed part
3d printed part tough resin sla
tough resin sla 3d printed part
3d printed part tough resin sla
tough resin sla 3d printed part
tough resin sla 3d printed part

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

PLA
STANDARD RESIN
DRAFT RESIN

Ultimate Tensile Strength

38-60MPa
(dependent on orientation)

65MPa

36MPa

Elongation at Break

1.9 - 2.9%

6.2%

7%

Price

$

$$$

$$

Lead Times

1-5 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

250 x 210 x 210mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

& 335 x 200 x 300mm

335 x 200 x 300mm

Color

Black, white, gray.
Custom color on request.

Gray, black, clear or white.
Custom color on request.

Light gray

Selling Point

✅ Basic prototyping

✅ High surface finish visuals

✅ Inexpensive high surface finish visuals

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

PLA
STANDARD RESIN
DRAFT RESIN

Ultimate Tensile Strength

38-60MPa
(dependent on orientation)

65MPa

36MPa

Elongation at Break

1.9 - 2.9%

6.2%

7%

Price

$

$$$

$$

Lead Times

1-5 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

250 x 210 x 210mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

& 335 x 200 x 300mm

335 x 200 x 300mm

Color

Black, white, gray.
Custom color on request.

Gray, black, clear or white.
Custom color on request.

Light gray

Selling Point

✅ Basic prototyping

✅ High surface finish visuals

✅ Inexpensive high surface finish visuals

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

PLA
STANDARD RESIN
DRAFT RESIN

Ultimate Tensile Strength

38-60MPa
(dependent on orientation)

65MPa

36MPa

Elongation at Break

1.9 - 2.9%

6.2%

7%

Price

$

$$$

$$

Lead Times

1-5 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

250 x 210 x 210mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

& 335 x 200 x 300mm

335 x 200 x 300mm

Color

Black, white, gray.
Custom color on request.

Gray, black, clear or white.
Custom color on request.

Light gray

Selling Point

✅ Basic prototyping

✅ High surface finish visuals

✅ Inexpensive high surface finish visuals

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

Castable Wax Resin
STANDARD RESIN
Grey Pro Resin

Ultimate Tensile Strength

11.6MPa

65MPa

61MPa

Elongation at Break

13%

6.2%

13%

Price

$$$

$

$$

Lead Times

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

145 x 145 x 185mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

& 335 x 200 x 300mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

Color

As material, Purple

Gray, black, clear or white.
Custom color on request.

Translucent Grey

Jewelry Cheat Sheet

✅ Great for casting in metals

✅ High surface finish visuals

✅ Great for confirming visual prototypes

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

Soft Elastic
Flexible Resin
Elastic Resin

Shore Hardness

32A

80A

50A

Elongation at Break

200%

120%

160%

Price

$$$

$$

$$

Lead Times

7 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

500 x 250 x 200mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

Color

Beige

Clear

Clear

Tear Strength

3.7kN/m

19.1kN/m

24kN/m

Ultimate Tensile Strength

0.92MPa

3.23MPa

8.9MPa

Skin Contact Compatibility

Makelab's Top Pick Winner

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

Soft Elastic
Flexible Resin
Elastic Resin

Shore Hardness

32A

80A

50A

Elongation at Break

200%

120%

160%

Price

$$$

$$

$$

Lead Times

7 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

500 x 250 x 200mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

Color

Beige

Clear

Clear

Tear Strength

3.7kN/m

19.1kN/m

24kN/m

Ultimate Tensile Strength

0.92MPa

3.23MPa

8.9MPa

Skin Contact Compatibility

Makelab's Top Pick Winner

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

Soft Elastic
Flexible Resin
Elastic Resin

Shore Hardness

32A

80A

50A

Elongation at Break

200%

120%

160%

Price

$$$

$$

$$

Lead Times

7 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

500 x 250 x 200mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

Color

Beige

Clear

Clear

Tear Strength

3.7kN/m

19.1kN/m

24kN/m

Ultimate Tensile Strength

0.92MPa

3.23MPa

8.9MPa

Skin Contact Compatibility

Makelab's Top Pick Winner

COMPARISON CHART

A quick comparison of similar materials and their main differences

MATERIALS

Castable Wax Resin
STANDARD RESIN
Grey Pro Resin

Ultimate Tensile Strength

11.6MPa

65MPa

61MPa

Elongation at Break

13%

6.2%

13%

Price

$$$

$

$$

Lead Times

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

2-7 business days

Build Volume Size

145 x 145 x 185mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

& 335 x 200 x 300mm

145 x 145 x 185mm

Color

As material, Purple

Gray, black, clear or white.
Custom color on request.

Translucent Grey

Jewelry Cheat Sheet

✅ Great for casting in metals

✅ High surface finish visuals

✅ Great for confirming visual prototypes

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