Formlabs's surgical guide resin is a CE certified, biocompatible material that meets Class I requirements.
Surgical guide resin is a biocompatible photopolymer resin commonly used in the fabrication of surgical guides, pilot drill guides, and drilling templates. It is composed of a mixture of methacrylic esters and photo-initiators. The resin is designed to meet high standards of biocompatibility, being non-cytotoxic, non-sensitizing, and non-irritating. It also conforms to the requirements of ISO 10993-1:2018, ensuring its suitability for medical applications.
The technical properties of surgical guide resin are as follows:
|Tensile Strength||73 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||2900 MPa|
|Flexural Strength||103 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus||2500 MPa|
These values provide an indication of the resin's mechanical behavior. The tensile strength represents its resistance to breaking under tension, while the tensile modulus indicates its stiffness. Tensile elongation measures the material's ability to stretch before breaking. Additionally, the flexural strength measures its ability to withstand bending forces, and the flexural modulus represents its flexural stiffness.
It is important to note that specific brands or formulations of surgical guide resin may have variations in their properties and recommended printing parameters. Manufacturers' instructions and guidelines should be consulted for accurate specifications and best practices when working with a particular resin.