Finding the right material for your application
The applications of 3D Printing have rapidly expanded thanks to innovations in material science. Today users can 3D Print in a vast array of materials, everything from education & hobby friendly materials like PLA to rigid & tough engineering-grade PolyCarbonates, soft and flexible TPU materials and even industrial aerospace-grade materials like PEEK.
Quality 3D Printing materials are critical when producing high quality prints. Symptoms of poor quality filament are inconsistent colouring and melting temperature between batches along with inconsistent filament diameter which leads to poor quality surfaces, nozzle blockages and compromised part strength.
At 3D Printing Solutions we supply only quality 3D printing materials that we have tested in house. We also stock the full range of Polymaker filaments. Polymaker are industry leaders in quality control and product innovation. All Polymaker filaments go through 8 steps of quality control to ensure customers receive only the most innovative and reliable 3D printing filaments
Finding the right material for your application is as important as finding a high quality 3D Printer. You can read through our material summary below to learn about the different types of materials.
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General Purpose 3D Printing Plastic
PLA is one of the most popular and easiest to print 3D Printing materials. Infact many PLA 3D Printers are only capable of printing PLA. PLA filaments are really popular among hobbyists, prototypers and schools.
General Purpose 3D Printing Material
PETG is becoming an increasingly popular material, often favored by users who have experienced difficulty printing ABS. PETG filaments are a great material for hobbyist and education applications.
General Purpose 3D Printer Plastic
ABS is the most popular general purpose 3D printing filament for low cost parts that require mechanical strength.
TPU or TPE are flexible materials, useful for 3D Printing live hinges, grommets, pumps or even fun trinkets. Flexible materials are generally considered harder to print than rigid materials like PLA and ABS.
Engineering Grade Material
Nylon is a high performance 3D Printing material. Due to it's excellent mechanical properties, Nylon is one of the best materials for functional end use parts and products. There are a variety of different Nylon filaments from Nylon 6, Nylon 12. and filled filaments.
PC is the strongest 3D Printing material that can be printed on consumer desktop 3D Printers. Due to it's excellent mechanical properties, PC is one of the best materials for functional end use parts and products.
Ultem (also known as PEI) is an industrial aerospace-grade material used for demanding applications in aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, advanced research and medical industries.
PEEK is an industrial aerospace-grade material used for demanding applications in aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, advanced research and medical industries.
Specialty 'Polishable' Material
PolySmooth™ is a first of its kind 'polishable' material which can be polished with Isopropyl Alcohol to acheive an attractive glossy and smooth surface.
Specialized Investment Casting Material
PolyCast™ is a unique material designed specifically for investment casting (also known as lost-wax casting) of metal. You can use it with 3D printing to replace the wax patterns used in industrial investment casting processes.
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