Materials Used in 3D Printing
ABS is a low cost material, great for printing tough and durable parts that can withstand high temperatures
FLEXIBLE filaments, commonly referred to as TPE or TPU, are known for their elasticity allowing the material to easily stretch and bend.
PLA is the go-to material for most users due to its ease-of-use, dimensional accuracy, and low cost.
HIPS is a lightweight material most commonly used as a dissolvable support structure for ABS models.
PETG filaments are known for their ease of printability, smooth surface finish, and water resistance.
NYLON is a tough and semi-flexible material that offers high impact and abrasion resistance. It is an ideal choice for printing durable parts.
CARBON FIBRE FILLED filaments contain short fibres that are infused into a PLA or ABS base material to help increase strength and stiffness.
POLYCARBONATE is known for its strength and durability. It has very high heat and impact resistance making it an ideal choice for tough environments.
POLYPROPYLENE is great for high-cycle, low strength applications due to its fatigue resistance, semi-flexible, and lightweight characteristics.
METAL FILLED filaments are made by mixing a fine metal powder into a base material, providing a unique metallic finish and added weight.
WOOD FILLED combine a PLA base material with cork, wood dust, or other derivatives, giving the models a real wooden look and feel.
PVA is commonly known for its ability to be dissolved in water and is often used as a support material for complex prints