Silicone was the first material printed by the prototype 3D-Bioplotter in 2000.
This very versatile material can be used for numerous demo applications: from trying out new shapes and patterns using a cheap material; through making technical parts (e.g. gaskets); to medical device casings.
There are also many medical applications for silicones: from soft implants (e.g. ears, noses, breasts); through wound dressings; to surgical planning models, amongst others.
With a medium curing time of a few hours and different colors out of the box, this technical grade silicone is mainly aimed at demo applications. This silicone displays low shrinkage, a medium hardness around 20 Shore and has no smell, making it an excellent material for large parts.
RTV, Tin Cured
None after curing
Processing Parameters Available For
0.2mm / 0.25mm / 03 mm / 0.4 mm / 0.8mm needle tips
Printing Speed (at 2-5 bar pressure)
No degradation measurable
Degradation Period in Biological Systems