Object solutions – silicone resins and rubbers – employ liquid polymers in cartridges that allow them to simulate rigid plastics, both opaque and transparent, or rubbers in different hardnesses. They use soluble support material for the construction of the thicker undercuts.
Processing from liquid material (liquid resin) makes layering almost imperceptible, giving a really high resolution much appreciated for reproducing medium and small size parts from the world of consumer electronics or similar.
The materials are specifically formulated to maximize aesthetic appearance rather than functional compliance therefore this technique is ideal for reproducing richly detailed objects that are to serve as demos for trade shows or exhibitions (3D printing resins for demonstrations).
This solution is not suitable for functional testing where the material may fail relatively early (rigid resins may have excessive stiffness and rubbers have a limited elastic range for 3D printing).
The material has a resinous texture, easy to finish but with faintly “waxy” aesthetics. High detail solution for aesthetic 3d prototyping.