Material Guide

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PLA is a low-cost plastic, perfect for prototypes and functional parts that do not require strength or heat resistance.

PLA is a low-cost plastic, perfect for prototypes and functional parts that do not require strength or heat resistance.

PopularLow costPrototyping

PETG, widely used for durable and functional parts, combines strength, chemical resistance, and low cost.

PETG, widely used for durable and functional parts, combines strength, chemical resistance, and low cost.

ToughChemical resistantPopularPrototypingFood safe

ABS is a strong and versatile material with good impact and chemical resistance. It is great for strong functional parts and prototypes.

ABS is a strong and versatile material with good impact and chemical resistance. It is great for strong functional parts and prototypes.

Impact resistantToughPopularPrototyping
FDM TPU

FDM-printed TPU is great for producing flexible parts and prototypes, such as casings and shock absorbers.

FDM-printed TPU is great for producing flexible parts and prototypes, such as casings and shock absorbers.

FlexibleImpact resistantPrototyping

ASA is a strong and UV-resistant material that works great in outdoor applications.

ASA is a strong and UV-resistant material that works great in outdoor applications.

UV resistantImpact resistantOutdoor suitable
Wood-Filled PLA

Wood-filled PLA is the fusion of standard PLA and wood fiber used to create a wood-textured feel.

Wood-filled PLA is the fusion of standard PLA and wood fiber used to create a wood-textured feel.

DecorativeLow cost
Metal-filled PLA

Metall-filled PLA is the fusion of Standard PLA with metal powder used to provide a metal-textured feeling. Metal-filled is popular with items that do not have functional capabilities, rather an aesthetic appearance.

Metall-filled PLA is the fusion of Standard PLA with metal powder used to provide a metal-textured feeling. Metal-filled is popular with items that do not have functional capabilities, rather an aesthetic appearance.

Decorative
Standard Resin

Standard resin is a low-cost material, best used for visual models, figurines and prototypes.

Standard resin is a low-cost material, best used for visual models, figurines and prototypes.

High detailDecorativePopularLow costPrototyping
Tough Resin

Tough resin is a perfect choice for strong, detailed functional prototypes and parts needing to withstand stress and strain.

Tough resin is a perfect choice for strong, detailed functional prototypes and parts needing to withstand stress and strain.

DurableHigh detailIndustrial gradePopular
Transparent Resin

Transparent resin is a high-detail material suitable for glass-like prototypes, figurines, and visual models.

Transparent resin is a high-detail material suitable for glass-like prototypes, figurines, and visual models.

High detailTransparentDecorativePopular
Somos® Evolve

Somos Evolve is the perfect material for strong, highly detailed functional prototypes and parts that need to withstand continuous usage.

Somos Evolve is the perfect material for strong, highly detailed functional prototypes and parts that need to withstand continuous usage.

High detailToughIndustrial gradePopular
High-Detail Resin

High-detail resin is ideal for printing intricate details, such as small figurines and model cars and trains.

High-detail resin is ideal for printing intricate details, such as small figurines and model cars and trains.

High detailDecorativePopular
Accura® Xtreme

This ultra-tough grey plastic has outstanding durability, accuracy, and aesthetics.

This ultra-tough grey plastic has outstanding durability, accuracy, and aesthetics.

High detailDurableToughIndustrial grade
Accura® ClearVue

This high-clarity plastic has excellent humidity and moisture resistance and is ideal for a multitude of applications.

This high-clarity plastic has excellent humidity and moisture resistance and is ideal for a multitude of applications.

High detailTransparentDurableIndustrial gradeBiomedical
Somos® Taurus

Somos taurus has high thermal and mechanical properties along with superior strength, high accuracy and exceptional surface finish.

Somos taurus has high thermal and mechanical properties along with superior strength, high accuracy and exceptional surface finish.

High detailToughDurableIndustrial grade
Flexible Resin

Ideal for SLA-printed rubber-like parts featuring a 80A Shore hardness similar to skateboard wheels.

Ideal for SLA-printed rubber-like parts featuring a 80A Shore hardness similar to skateboard wheels.

FlexibleHigh detailImpact resistant
Elastic Resin

This elastic resin with a Shore 50A-65A hardness is perfect for prototyping silicone-like parts.

This elastic resin with a Shore 50A-65A hardness is perfect for prototyping silicone-like parts.

FlexibleHigh detail
Durable Resin

Durable resin has high elongation and impact strength making it ideal for pliable parts, such as living hinges.

Durable resin has high elongation and impact strength making it ideal for pliable parts, such as living hinges.

DurableImpact resistantHigh detail
High Temperature Resin

Great for heat-resistant mounts, fixtures, and housings, due to its high heat deflection.

Great for heat-resistant mounts, fixtures, and housings, due to its high heat deflection.

Heat resistantHigh detailDurable
Rigid Resin

Rigid resin is a glass-reinforced photopolymer offering a high level of detail, stiffness, and deformation resistance.

Rigid resin is a glass-reinforced photopolymer offering a high level of detail, stiffness, and deformation resistance.

High detailDeformation resistant
Carbon® Resin

Carbon® resin materials are suitable for a variety of applications and offer exceptional mechanical properties.

Carbon® resin materials are suitable for a variety of applications and offer exceptional mechanical properties.

Industrial gradeHigh detailHeat resistantTough
BioMed Resin

BioMed resin is certified for short-term bodily contact and is typically used for medical device components.

BioMed resin is certified for short-term bodily contact and is typically used for medical device components.

BiomedicalHigh detail
Somos® PerFORM

Somos® PerFORM is the material of choice for applications that require strong, stiff, temperature-resistant composite parts.

Somos® PerFORM is the material of choice for applications that require strong, stiff, temperature-resistant composite parts.

Heat resistantHigh strengthHigh detail
Somos® GP Plus 14122

Somos GP Plus 14122 is ideal for functional prototypes, concept models and low volume production parts.

Somos GP Plus 14122 is ideal for functional prototypes, concept models and low volume production parts.

High detailPrototyping
Impact-resistant Resin

Impact-resistant Resin is a perfect choice for strong, functional prototypes and parts needing to withstand impacts.

Impact-resistant Resin is a perfect choice for strong, functional prototypes and parts needing to withstand impacts.

DurableToughImpact resistant
Castable Resin

Castable Resin for jewelry and other metal casting.

Castable Resin for jewelry and other metal casting.

Jewelry suitable
Accura® 25

Flexible plastic (Shore 80D) used to simulate and replace traditional CNC-machined Polypropylene parts.

Flexible plastic (Shore 80D) used to simulate and replace traditional CNC-machined Polypropylene parts.

FlexibleDurableSmooth
SLS Nylon PA12

Nylon PA12 (polyamide) is a strong and heat resistant material commonly used to print strong and functional parts.

Nylon PA12 (polyamide) is a strong and heat resistant material commonly used to print strong and functional parts.

High strengthHeat resistantIndustrial gradePopularWaterproof
MJF Nylon PA12

Developed by HP®, MJF Nylon is a widely used material for strong and detailed end-use parts and prototypes.

Developed by HP®, MJF Nylon is a widely used material for strong and detailed end-use parts and prototypes.

High strengthImpact resistantIndustrial gradePopular
Glass-Filled Nylon

Glass-filled Nylon is great for functional parts that require strength and rigidity.

Glass-filled Nylon is great for functional parts that require strength and rigidity.

High strengthHeat resistantChemical resistantIndustrial grade
Alumide

Alumide is made from Nylon and aluminum powder, produces strong, temperature-resistant parts.

Alumide is made from Nylon and aluminum powder, produces strong, temperature-resistant parts.

DurableToughHeat resistantIndustrial grade
SLS Nylon PA6

Nylon PA6 is a strong and heat-resistant material commonly used to print strong and functional parts.

Nylon PA6 is a strong and heat-resistant material commonly used to print strong and functional parts.

Industrial gradeImpact resistantDurableHeat resistant
SLS Nylon PA11

PA11 is a bio-based and temperature stable material, featuring a high impact resistance it is commonly used to print strong and functional parts.

PA11 is a bio-based and temperature stable material, featuring a high impact resistance it is commonly used to print strong and functional parts.

UV resistantBiomedicalDurableToughImpact resistant
MJF Nylon PA11

Multijet Fusion PA11, produced by HP, is a bio-derived powder with exceptionally high toughness. This material offers high ductility and impact strength for all applications, especially functional parts.

Multijet Fusion PA11, produced by HP, is a bio-derived powder with exceptionally high toughness. This material offers high ductility and impact strength for all applications, especially functional parts.

Impact resistantToughDurableBiomedicalUV resistant
FDM Nylon

Nylon (polyamide) is great for functional parts and prototypes due to its toughness and its resistance to high temperatures and impacts.

Nylon (polyamide) is great for functional parts and prototypes due to its toughness and its resistance to high temperatures and impacts.

High strengthHeat resistantImpact resistantPrototyping
Markforged® Onyx

Onyx is a fibre reinforced nylon used to print strong prototypes or end-use parts.

Onyx is a fibre reinforced nylon used to print strong prototypes or end-use parts.

High strengthToughDurablePrototyping
Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is an industrial-grade thermoplastic with high heat resistance and high strength.

Polycarbonate is an industrial-grade thermoplastic with high heat resistance and high strength.

ToughImpact resistantPopular

PEEK is a lightweight, industrial-grade thermoplastic polymer with high temperature and pressure resistance.

PEEK is a lightweight, industrial-grade thermoplastic polymer with high temperature and pressure resistance.

Chemical resistantHeat resistantIndustrial gradeHigh strengthFood safe
Powder-Based TPU

Powder-based TPU is a rubber-like material suitable for functional prototypes and wear-resistant parts.

Powder-based TPU is a rubber-like material suitable for functional prototypes and wear-resistant parts.

FlexibleToughIndustrial gradePopular

PMMA's strength and toughness makes it great for functional parts and high-quality prototypes, while being relatively affordable.

PMMA's strength and toughness makes it great for functional parts and high-quality prototypes, while being relatively affordable.

Industrial gradeDurableHigh detailPrototyping

ULTEM is a high-performance thermoplastic with excellent chemical resistance and an extreme level of flame retardancy.

ULTEM is a high-performance thermoplastic with excellent chemical resistance and an extreme level of flame retardancy.

Heat resistantChemical resistantIndustrial gradeFlame RetardantFood safe
Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a versatile and durable material, highly suitable for compliant and functional parts.

Polypropylene is a versatile and durable material, highly suitable for compliant and functional parts.

ToughDurableIndustrial grade
Silicone Rubber

Elastic silicone rubber (AR-G1) allows for thin walls and fine details on your design. It has the renowned resistance and flexibility of silicone.

Elastic silicone rubber (AR-G1) allows for thin walls and fine details on your design. It has the renowned resistance and flexibility of silicone.

Industrial gradeDurableFlexibleOutdoor suitable
PPSU/PPSF

PPSU is heat and chemical-resistant suited for automotive, aerospace, and plumbing applications.

PPSU is heat and chemical-resistant suited for automotive, aerospace, and plumbing applications.

Industrial gradeHeat resistantChemical resistant

HIPS is a material blend of polystyrene plastic and polybutadiene rubber. The mixture of these polymers results in a material that’s both tough and flexible.

HIPS is a material blend of polystyrene plastic and polybutadiene rubber. The mixture of these polymers results in a material that’s both tough and flexible.

Impact resistantToughDurable

PC-ABS combines the exceptional strength and heat resistance of PC with the flexibility of ABS.

PC-ABS combines the exceptional strength and heat resistance of PC with the flexibility of ABS.

ToughHigh strengthHeat resistant
iglidur® I150-PF

iglidur® I150-PF by igus features a high abrasion resistance at low speeds combined with good mechanical properties.

iglidur® I150-PF by igus features a high abrasion resistance at low speeds combined with good mechanical properties.

DurableFood safe
FDM Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a versatile and durable material, highly suitable for compliant and functional parts. The FDM technology provides a cheaper alternative to SLS or MJF printed parts.

Polypropylene is a versatile and durable material, highly suitable for compliant and functional parts. The FDM technology provides a cheaper alternative to SLS or MJF printed parts.

Impact resistantDurablePrototyping
316L Steel

This stainless steel is used for highly detailed, strong and functional parts.

This stainless steel is used for highly detailed, strong and functional parts.

Chemical resistantHigh strengthHeat resistantIndustrial grade
420/BR Steel

420/BR steel is a great material for low-cost metal parts of all sizes.

420/BR steel is a great material for low-cost metal parts of all sizes.

Heat resistantDecorative
Maraging Steel

Featuring high strength and hardness, M300 maraging steel is best used for tooling applications.

Featuring high strength and hardness, M300 maraging steel is best used for tooling applications.

High strengthChemical resistantIndustrial gradeHeat resistant
Ultrafuse 316L Steel

Sintered, FDM-printed stainless steel used for strong and functional parts.

Sintered, FDM-printed stainless steel used for strong and functional parts.

High strengthHeat resistantLow costUV resistantChemical resistant
Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Steel

Sintered, FDM-printed stainless steel used for strong and functional parts.

Sintered, FDM-printed stainless steel used for strong and functional parts.

Chemical resistantHigh strengthUV resistantHeat resistantLow cost
Aluminum

This strong and lightweight material features good thermal properties and is widely used for functional metal parts.

This strong and lightweight material features good thermal properties and is widely used for functional metal parts.

High strengthHeat resistantConductiveIndustrial grade
Titanium

The strongest 3D printable material, titanium offers good dimensional accuracy and fine details.

The strongest 3D printable material, titanium offers good dimensional accuracy and fine details.

High strengthHeat resistantChemical resistantIndustrial grade

This classic precious metal is great for antique or modern jewelry and functional parts.

This classic precious metal is great for antique or modern jewelry and functional parts.

DecorativeJewelry suitable

Brass is a versatile material that is great for jewelry prototypes and final parts.

Brass is a versatile material that is great for jewelry prototypes and final parts.

DecorativeJewelry suitable
Plated Brass

Brass plated with a precious metal coating. The material is perfect for jewelry pieces.

Brass plated with a precious metal coating. The material is perfect for jewelry pieces.

Jewelry suitableDecorative
Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is the perfect material for jewelry and unique metal art pieces.

Sterling silver is the perfect material for jewelry and unique metal art pieces.

Jewelry suitableDecorative

Gold is a precious metal commonly used for jewelry pieces and unique art designs.

Gold is a precious metal commonly used for jewelry pieces and unique art designs.

Jewelry suitableDecorative

Copper is a precious metal with high electrical and thermal conductivity.

Copper is a precious metal with high electrical and thermal conductivity.

Jewelry suitableConductiveIndustrial gradeHeat resistant
Platinum

This premium precious metal is ideal for unique jewelry designs.

This premium precious metal is ideal for unique jewelry designs.

Jewelry suitableDecorative
Castable Wax

Castable wax for jewelry and other metal casting.

Castable wax for jewelry and other metal casting.

Jewelry suitable
Multicolor

Full-color prints for visual models produced in different materials.

Full-color prints for visual models produced in different materials.

MulticolorIndustrial gradeDecorative