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Somos® PerFORM


Somos® PerFORM produces strong, stiff, high temperature resistant composite parts that are ideal for tooling and wind tunnel testing applications.

Key Characteristics


Heat Resistant  •  High Resolution/High Detail  •  Rigid


  • Tooling
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • High-Temperature Testing
  • Electrical Casings
  • Automotive Housings

Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength

9.9 ksi (UV postcure)

Tensile Modulus

1,520 ksi (UV postcure)

Elongation at Break

1.1% (UV postcure)

Flexural Strength

17.4 ksi (UV postcure)

Flexural Modulus

1,450 ksi (UV postcure)

Heat Deflection at 264 psi

180° F (UV postcure)


Material Manufacturer: DSM

Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet



Max Build Area

31 x 31 x 23 in

Lead Time

1 – 2 Days


First inch ± .005 in

Additional inches ± .0015 in 

Layer Thickness

Normal resolution .004 in

Minimum feature .012 in

High-resolution .002 in

Minimum feature .006 in 

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Stereolithography Design Considerations



Supported Walls

.02 in

Unsupported Walls

.04 in

Supports & Overhangs

Base Support Otherwise 45 Degrees

Embossing & Engraving

Width: .016 in, Height/Depth: .016 in

Horizontal Spans

.08 in

Holes & Openings

.02 in

Connecting & Moving Parts

.03 in

Escape Holes

.04 in

Minimum Features

.008 in

Pin Diameter

.03 in

Creating a mold using Somos® PerFORM

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