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MATERIALS

AVAILABLE 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

Choosing a material to print with depends on many factors, such as material costs, availability and material characteristics. It also depends on what the end component is going to be used for. To find out more about their properties click here.

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PETG

3 COLOURS AVAILABLE

Good for mechanical parts with high impact resistance and flexibility. Sterilisable.

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PEI ULTEM

2 GRADES AVAILABLE
High strength and impact resistance. Used for functional prototypes.

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Carbon-Filled Nylon

3 GRADES AVAILABLE
High strength and impact resistance. Used for functional prototypes.

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Resin

11 RESINS AVAILABLE
High detail and smooth surface, injection mold-like prototyping.
 

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ABS 

3 TYPES AVAILABLE

High Commodity plastic, improved mechanical and thermal properties compared to PLA.

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PLA

8 COLOURS AVAILABLE

High stiffness, good detail, affordable. Good for low-cost & fast prototyping.

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ASA

8 COLOURS AVAILABLE

Good UV stability and high chemical resistance, preferred material for outdoor applications.

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TPU

SHORE HARDNESS 85A-95A

Rubber-like material, suitable for tubes, grips, seals and gaskets.
 

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Grangefield Industrial Estate Pudsey, Leeds LS28 6QW

United Kingdom

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