Our FDM materials make an excellent starting point when first testing out 3D printing, and how it fits within your design process. These materials are cost-effective, and have a good balance of toughness, stiffness and surface quality. It is worth considering that not all designs are suitable for FDM printing, especially parts with large 'overhangs'.
A tougher version of PLA with properties closer to those of ABS. An excellent prototyping material, with slightly better quality than Recycled PLA.Tough PLA
A recycled bioplastic material made from factory waste streams. Perfect for large models, first prototypes, and available in a range of colours.Recycled PLA
PET-G is a strong and hard general prototyping material that has a little bit of flex. It is UV resistant and withstands higher temperatures than PLA.PET-G
Choosing the right material for your application is the most important part of the 3D printing process. For the best results, a close match between your desired properties and the material is required. Feel free to reach out to us for help!
Each of these materials has a very different feel to the rest. All of these materials have a smooth, satin surface, but after that, the similarities between them stop. Pay careful attention to the different impact resistance of these materials in particular, as well as their colour and appearance.
A smooth and hard material, with a satin, matte surface. Perfect for 'looks like' prototypes that need a near injection moulded finish.Standard Resin
A nearly completely transparent material, for prototyping optics, and for parts where fluid flow needs to be observed within a component.Clear Resin
A certified skin-safe material, with a balanced combination of stiffness and durability. For general engineering prototypes, with a bit of flex.Tough 1500 Resin
An extremely tough material, that can be used to mimic polypropylene. Has the lowest coefficient of friction of any of our materials, and is slightly flexible.Durable Resin
Flame retardant resin has UL 94 V-0 blue card certification and can be successfully used for a wide variety of different engineering applications.Flame Retardant Resin
When designing parts that need high strength, bear in mind that 3D printed materials are anisotropic. This means that the strength in x and y axis, along the print bed, will be much greater than the strength in the z axis, perpendicular to the print bed. Careful design is therefore required to get the highest performance from 3D printed materials.
High performance 3D printing materials that have outstanding material properties, and are suitable for a wide variety of production ready components and engineering scenarios. Choose these for the highest temperature and chemical resistance, durability, and dimensional accuracy we can offer.
A blend of nylon and carbon fibre, for demanding applications. Excellent dimensional stability, surface finish and heat resistance.Onyx
Onyx on steroids. Continuous glass fibre is added in select locations to maximise the strength, stiffness and durability of this already outstanding material.FBGR Onyx
This material offers the greatest design freedom as it prints support-free. Good for production runs, as it is more scalable than other materials.SLS Nylon
Choosing the right 3D printing material is critical to achieving the best result, but is very tricky to get right without lots of experience. Luckily, we have that. Reach out to us and we will discuss your exact requirements and recommend the bets options.
Sometimes we can, yes. If you provide your own materials then we can often use them, so long as they are compatible with our machines, and are of high enough quality. Alternatively, for a small surcharge we can often buy in custom materials specially for your order.
Right now we don't offer any metal options, but we're looking into it, and trialling some possibilities. We won't offer anything until we're happy the metal materials meet our high standards of quality and service. Watch this space.
ABS is a hateful material to 3D print. It gives of unpleasant fumes when printing and everyone gets a headache. Even if it prints well, the material properties of 3D printed ABS aren't the same as injection moulded ABS anyway, which defeats the point for most of our customers. As an alternative, we recommend Tough PLA, Tough 1500 Resin, or Onyx usually -depending on the application.
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