Material & Finishing

Five materials for high-quality earmoulds

Hörluchs® utilises five different materials that are processed in precise 3D production. Both laser and 3D printing processes are used. The finishing touches are made in traditional handwork.

With different surfaces and finishes, the needs of the customer can be individually fulfilled.

3D TEC LPH

  • Easy finishing

  • Durable
  • Easy cleaning

3D THERMOtec® / 3D THERM

  • Moisture absorption

  • Lasting comfort

  • Breathable

3D TITANIUM

  • Antiallergic

  • Durable
  • Solid & robust

3D SOFT SILICONE

  • High sealing

  • Wearing comfort

  • Many colours

3D TEC LPH

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A light-curing resin that was developed for modern production facilities. One of its outstanding features is that it can be reworked very well.

3D TEC LPH earmoulds are finished with “Smart Finish” as standard. The surface is specially sealed in a process developed by Hörluchs®.

Features

Skin-friendliness
Moisture absorption
Heat dissipation
Post-processing
Durability
Breaking/tear resistance
Durability
Cleaning

Smart Finish Brilliant (New)
This special finish guarantees a subtle look and a comfortable feel with maximum sealing.

Smart Finish Matt (New)
This type of surface has an discreet appearance, is barely dirt-sensitive and is very durable.

Glazing
The glazing is a robust coating that gives the earmould a clear-transparent appearance.

Partial glazing (Surcharge)
The side adjacent to the ear tissue is glazed, while the visible surface remains matt for optical reasons.

Nanolacquering (Surcharge)
The ionised lacquer finish has an antibacterial effect and is the best choice for sensitive ears.

Anti-slip coating (Surcharge)
Due to the smooth surface, the earmould sits securely and does not slip out of the ear, even with less pronounced retention zones.

3D THERMOtec®

in 70 Shore (at body temperature)

At room temperature, the material remains hard and is easy to insert. In the ear canal it becomes soft and flexible.

The material is manufactured and delivered unpainted. This creates a breathable earmould with attractive cosmetics.

Features
Skin-friendliness
Moisture absorption
Heat dissipation
Post-processing
Insertion
Breaking/tear resistance
Durability
Cleaning

3D THERM

in 65 Shore (at body temperature)

A hard-soft acrylic that is even softer at room temperature without losing stability. This means that even complex film earmoulds can be built.

The main difference to 3D THERMOtec® is the degree of hardness outside the ear canal: here 3D THERM is somewhat softer.

Features
Skin-friendliness
Moisture absorption
Heat dissipation
Post-processing
Insertion
Breaking/tear resistance
Durability
Cleaning

3D TITANIUM

Titanium offers the best medical supply. It is hypoallergenic and maximally skin-friendly. The material is extremely stable and, with wall thicknesses of only 0.4 mm, the ideal solution for small auditory canals.

The material feels valuable and exclusive due to the high-gloss finish and the matt or optionally polished visible surface. The appearance is durable and is not altered by cerumen.

Features

Skin-friendliness
Moisture absorption
Heat dissipation
Post-processing
Insertion
Breaking/tear resistance
Durability
Cleaning

3D SOFT SILICONE

in 35, 40, 60 and 70 Shore (depending on the product)

The product is first produced as a shell (cast). The silicone is then inserted and cured. The shell is removed and the product is finished by hand.

3D SOFT SILICONE earmoulds are sealed with an antibacterial silicone lacquer as standard. This protects the ear tissue and material equally.

Features

Skin-friendliness
Moisture absorption
Heat dissipation
Post-processing
Insertion
Breaking/tear resistance
Durability
Cleaning

Silicone Lacquer Glossy
The varnish is applied to the 3D SOFT SILICONE earpiece afterwards. The lacquer has a clear-transparent appearance and is particularly robust and durable.

Silicone Lacquer Silk Matt
This silicone coating has a matt appearance and has a durable and pleasantly soft surface. The look is more inconspicuous and thus has a high wearer acceptance.

Dominic Schmidt, Deputy Managing Director
We are constantly developing our products and deliver the best possible quality and workmanship through our modern production. With our materials and finishes, we can respond individually to the demands of your customers.
Dominic Schmidt, Deputy Managing Director

The advantages of 3D printing

  • Efficient and fast production

  • Reproducible: data storage for 24 months

  • All designs possible including filigree foils

  • Exact fitting and simulation of the connections

  • Wafer-thin processing of silicone

  • Improved sound channel routing and receiver fitting