Elastomers

An elastomer is a polymer with viscoelasticity (i.e., both viscosity and elasticity) and very weak intermolecular forces, and generally low Young’s modulus and high failure strain compared with other materials.

Of the range polymeric compounds used in the oil and gas industry, elastomeric compounds and materials can be among the most challenging, and sensitive materials to manufacture. To ensure materials are capable of surviving a range of performance and operating scenarios, from HPHT, to RGD, or supercritical gases, materials must be compounded and selected after evaluating a range of critical factors prior to the design process.

Opaque Elastomer

Opaque Elastomer is a polyurethane plastic that simulates all kinds of rubber-like materials such as TPE, TPU, and silicone rubber. This material is great for wearables, gaskets, and overmolds and is available from Shore 20A to Shore 90A in 10A increments.


Rubber-Like

Rubber-Like is one of the unique printing capabilities of PolyJet machines because of the PhotoPolymer resin used in this style of printing. The prints will give you full flexibility of parts and allow you to simulate rubbers between Shore 27A and Shore 90A. This material, however, will not give you the same elastomeric properties you are used to in rubbers. 

Rubber-Like is also great for testing overmolds, as the PolyJet machines can easily print one body in rubber and another in rubber without any seams.

Material Finish

The hardness of our rubber material can be easily configured to print in anything between Shore 27A and Shore 95A. The finish is smooth with a slight glossy surface. While the print is high resolution, the rubber material does tend to show off defects much easier, so expect some visible build lines.


Waterclear Elastomer

Waterclear Elastomer is a urethane casting material that simulates all kinds of rubber-like materials such as TPE, TPU, and silicone rubber. This material is great for wearables, gaskets, and overmolds and is available from Shore 30A to Shore 80A in 10A increments.