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Soft Elastic Overview

Soft Elastic is the softest elastic in Makelab’s elastomer family. The material is fantastic for printing gaskets and seals. Due to the VCJ technology and large build plates, this material is a great option for large models that need high flexibility. Soft Elastic prints beautifully and has zero messy support clean-up, this is why it’s our Top Pick Winner in the Elastomer family.


Soft grips
Silicone applications

Build Volumes

500 x 250 x 250mm (19.69 x 9.84 x 9.84in)

Lead Times

❮❮ Extended- 7 business days

Quality (Microns)

This number determines how thin each layer is. The smaller the micron count, the thinner the layer, this results in higher surface detail and better surface finishes.


⭐⭐ Standard Quality - 25 microns


Material prints as-is, no color options available. Material is naturally off-white in color.

Pro's of Soft Elastic

When Soft Elastic is a perfect material choice
  • Softest elastic material offered at Makelab
  • Print small slots, holes, and cavities with high accuracy and precision
  • Print without support structures, making this material greast for small cavities and hard to reach places
  • Skin-safe, great for skin-contact applications
  • Larger build plates than flexible and elastic resin materials
  • Ability to print tough and elastic materials in one build plate, eliminate the need for post-printing assembly

Con's of Soft Elastic

When to seek other material options

  • Longer than usual lead times compared to other materials we offer
  • Low tear strength comapred to flexible and elastic resin. Small, thin parts can tear easily
  • No custom color options available
  • Low tensile strength

Quick Comparison Chart

Soft Elastic Elastic Resin Flexible Resin
Shore Hardness 30A 50A 80A
Elongation at Break 200% 160% 120%
Tear Strength 3.7kN/m 19.1kN/m 24kN/m
Ultimate Tensile Strength 0.92 MPa 3.23 MPa 8.9 MPa
Skin Contact Compatibility
Price $$ $$$ $$
Lead Times 7 business days 2-7 business days 2-7 business days
Build Volume 250 x 250 x 500m 145 x 145 x 185mm 145 x 145 x 185mm
Our Top Pick 😍