FDM MATERIALS

FDM thermoplastics are used in a variety of industries and are used to create an ever expanding number of prototypes.  FDM materials are engineering grade materials and are identical in chemical composition to injection molded prototypes.  

PLA (POLYLACTIC ACID)
  • Very Reliable and Good Surface Quality

  • Made from Organic and Renewable Sources

  • High Resolution Parts

  • Great for Models and Prototypes that Require Aesthetic Detail

  • Wide Range of Color Options Available

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Tough PLA
  • Technical PLA with Toughness Similar to ABS

  • Higher Stiffness than ABS

  • More Reliable Than ABS for Large Prints

  • Great for Functional Prototypes and Tooling at Larger Sizes

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ABS
  • Used By An Array Of Industries Worldwide

  • Known for Good Mechanical Properties 

  • Specifically Formulated to Minimize Warping and Ensure Consistent Inter-layer Adhesion

  • Withstands Temperature Up to 85 °C 

  • Great for Exceptionally Strong Prototypes or End-Use Parts

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CPE FAMILY
  • Chemical Resistant and Tough

  • Demonstrate Good Dimensional Stability

  • Transparent Option Available

  • Great for Short Run Manufacturing and Functional Prototypes

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PVA WATER SOLUBLE
  • Good Thermal Stability Resulting In Better Degradation Resistance 

  • Great Adhesion to PLA, Tough PLA, CPE, and Nylon

  • Biodegradable with No Hazardous By-Products

  • Ideal for printing complex models that require supports for large overhangs, deep internal cavities, and intricate geometries

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PC
  • Strong, Tough and Heat Resistant

  • High Toughness

  • Flame Retardant Characteristics

  • Dimensionally Stable

  • Allows Printing of Translucent Parts for Lighting Applications

  • Great for parts that need to retain strength, toughness and shape while operating in high-temperature environments

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TPU 95A (THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE)
  • Semi-Flexible, Durable, and Chemical Resistant

  • Shore-A Hardness of 95

  • Up to 580% Elongation at Break

  • Good Corrosion Resistance

  • Great for functional prototypes where durability and flexibility are essential

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