Filament Information

FDM printing materials include: 

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) – most popular 3D print filaments because it is strong as well as impact and heat resistant. It is durable and well suited for detailed and demanding 3D prints. Ideal for prototypes as well as functional 3D printed parts. ABS can also be used conjointly with support filament such as PVA and HIPS.

Alloy 910 (nylon) – Designed to be extremely strong without any composite fillers, for use in high temperature and high durability applications such as industrial parts and robotics. It is a super material with very high tensile, yet sufficient elongation to maintain a high degree of durability.

Conductive PLA – is an emerging material type that’s great for small DIY electronic projects or small circuits. Conductive means that electricity can flow through it, hence the filament’s usefulness in projects like key fobs, LED gloves, and even auto-bed leveling sensors.

Co-polyester (CPE) – is chemical resistant, tough and demonstrates good dimensional stability. It is a preferred choice for both functional prototypes and mechanical parts. Like ABS, CPE yields strong and durable prints. CPE has the added benefit over ABS of being more flexible and not emitting harmful fumes. CPE is also less prone to warping and layer delaminating making it easier to use.

NinjaFlex – a specially formulated thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties and provides uniquely flexible, strong high-quality prints, ideal for direct-drive extruders. Suggested Applications: seals, gaskets, plugs, leveling feet, protective applications, and applications that require a reduction in vibration.

Nylon (polymide) – can be used for anything from toys to parts used in aerospace exploration. Nylon is used in a wide variety of industries including engineering and manufacturing. It is an ideal material for applications that require impact and abrasion resistance. Also well known for its impressive strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, low friction, and corrosion resistance. With its ability to withstand significant mechanical stress, Nylon is a great choice for 3D printing tools, functional prototypes, and end-use parts.

PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol) – easier to print with than CPE, PETG offers more toughness, wear resistance and temperature resistance than tough PLA. PETG has excellent adhesion properties and works well with support materials such as PVA and Breakaway, making it one of the easiest materials to print with. It's also perfectly capable of industrial use…shatter-resistant for being tough, yet slightly bendable, with wear-resistance and durability to the part. It has chemical resistance to lubricants, oils, alcohol, acids and bases enables many applications, and is humidity-resistant and can withstand temperature of up to 76º C.

PLA (poly-lactic-acid) – is a biodegradable polymer with a low melting point.
It is an easy material to print with and gives a smooth printing result. When properly cooled, PLA has a higher maximum printing speed, lower layer heights, and sharper printed corners. Combining this with low warping of the print makes it a popular plastic for makers, prosumers, and schools.
PLA Food Safe (True FS PLA) – is a 3D printing filament designed specifically for applications where food safety is required. Objects such as cookie cutters, cake toppers, customized kitchen tools for restaurants, bakeries etc. can now be 3D printed, while knowing that the material used is truly safe to come into contact with food.

Polycarbonate (PC) – is a top choice material for engineers and manufacturers who require parts that need to retain its strength, toughness and shape while operating in high-temperature environments. Ideal for a variety of applications, ranging from mechanically strong outdoor fixtures to aesthetically appealing lampshade designs. Printed parts can retain temperatures and keep their shape up to 110C with minimal warping with strong interlayer bonding. 

T-Glase – developed specifically to provide three major features to 3D printing: low shrinkage, higher strength than ABS, and aesthetics beyond ABS and PLA, due to its enhanced optical properties.

Wood PLA – a premium grade wood composite material designed specifically for 3D printers is a mixture of real bamboo wood and PLA. This allows it to be printed just like a thermoplastic such as PLA, but with an authentic wood like appearance. It even smells like raw sawdust while printing! After printing, your object will look like real wood and can be handled like a real wooden object, so you can cut, grind, sand, stain and paint your creations just like normal wooden objects!
SLA Resin printing materials include:

SLA (stereolithography) durable resin – is the most pliable, impact resistant, and lubricious material in the family of tough and durable resins. It simulates the strength and stiffness of polyethylene. Suggested for: squeezable prototypes, low friction assemblies, jigs and fixtures undergoing significant impacts, non-degrading surfaces.

SLA standard clear – polishes to near optical transparency, making it ideal for working with light or showcasing internal features.

SLA Tough 1500 – is a very resilient material. Choose this resin for stiff and pliable parts that bend and spring back quickly. Suggested for jigs and fixtures requiring repeated deflection, and prototypes that repeatedly bend and quickly return to shape. It simulates the strength and stiffness of polyethylene, and is certified safe for skin contact, making it an ideal material for wearables, personal protective equipment, and other consumer goods.

SLA Tough 2000 – is the strongest and stiffest material in the family of tough and durable resins. Choose this resin for prototyping strong and sturdy parts that should not bend easily, and jigs and fixtures requiring minimal deflection. It simulates the strength and stiffness of ABS.