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Handling Fee Per Model: $1.95
Price Per cm3: $1.75
Minimum Wall: 0.8mm
Max Bounding Box: 300 x 300 x 250mm
Elasto Plastic is an off-white elastomer that is very flexible. It has a rough, grainy finish, and is quite strong when printed with thick features (greater than 5mm). Elasto Plastic is an experimental material, and although we’re very excited about its capabilities, the quality is not ready for broader use. So for the time being, Elasto Plastic is offered only as a “Maker Material” - meaning, anyone can order models they have uploaded themselves, but it will not be sold in Shapeways Shops.
A few things to keep in mind:
The Elasto Plastic models may come out thicker than designed - up to .4mm in the Z direction, and up to .2mm in the X and Y directions. Features on Elasto Plastic models may be offset from their location in the original design file - up to 30% on small models and 10% on big models. The orientation of the model within the printer will also affect the quality of detail. Like Strong & Flexible, Elasto Plastic is laser sintered one layer at a time, so some models may see a staircase effect (see closeup picture above). Our production planners are working hard to reduce this effect as much as possible through careful optimizations at the time of printing.
Since this is a Maker Material, we’ll produce all models that follow the design rules, even if we have quality concerns. Be aware that the current design rules are dynamic and subject to change as we learn more about this amazing material and how to design for it.
This material is not watertight, not dishwasher safe, not recyclable, and not food safe. It is heatproof to 90C/194F. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.
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