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UMA (Urethane Methacrylate)UMA 90, the proprietary urethane methacrylate resin produced by Carbon, is a single cure resin designed for prototyping and producing mechanical parts. It is similar in mechanical properties to selective laser sintering plastics. Read more.
EPU (Elastomeric Polyurethane)EPU is an elastomeric material without equal in the additive industry. Its combination of tear strength, energy return, and elongation make it perfect for cushioning, vibration isolation, gaskets, and seals. EPU is comparable to TPU elastomer. Read more.
FPU (Flexible Polyurethane)Offering high impact strength, FPU is designed to withstand repetitive stresses, making it ideal for tough enclosures, hinging mechanisms, and friction fits. FPU is comparable to polypropylene. Read more.
RPU (Rigid Polyurethane)RPU 70, a material developed by Carbon® for their Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, is known for its toughness, strength, and ability to withstand heat. This stiff and strong material is comparable to ABS and also holds a UL 94 HB flame resistance classification. Read more.
CE (Cyanate Ester)CE 221 is known for its high temperature resistance and rigidness. Because of its high heat-deflection, it can be used in applications with extreme thermal requirements. CE 221 is comparable to glass-filled nylon and is best suited for under-the-hood components, electronics assemblies, and industrial products. Read more.
EPX (Epoxy)EPX 81 is Carbon’s most accurate high strength rigid material, with mechanical properties comparable to 20% glass-filled PBT. It has a heat deflection temperature of 140°C and excellent abrasion resistance, making it useful in a variety of automotive, industrial, and consumer product settings. EPX is comparable to glass-filled PBT. Read more.
MPU (Multi-purpose Polyurethane)Offering a unique blend of biocompatibility, sterilizability, and durability, MPU 100 is a two-component material that produces isotropic parts with fine features. MPU is best suited for medical products and devices, consumer health care products, and drug contact applications. Read more.
SIL (Silicone Urethane)The first additive material to offer a unique combination of biocompatibility, low durometer, and tear-resistance. This material opens up the ability to print customized applications for comfortable skin contact products such as headphones, wristbands, and various attachments for wearables. SIL is comparable to commercial TPEs with a Shore A hardness of 35. Read more.
PA 12 (Polyamide)A versatile thermoplastic for high-density and finely detailed parts. PA 12 has excellent chemical resistance and is ideal for complex assemblies, housings, enclosures, and watertight applications.
PA 12 GB (Polyamide 12 Glass Beads)A 40% glass bead filled thermoplastic that provides and dimensional stability and repeatability. PA 12 GB is ideal for applications requiring high stiffness like enclosures, housings, fixtures, and tooling.
ABS-M30ABS-M30 is an advanced material that can be up to 70% stronger than normal ABS thermoplastics, while exhibiting superior layer bonding for more durable 3D-printed parts. This is the basic material used by Fast Radius for FDM 3D-printing, and is suitable for functional prototypes, low volume manufacturing, and one-off products.
PCPolycarbonate is a strong, reliable material that can be up to 60 percent stronger than ABS, while providing exceptional printing accuracy. Polycarbonate is transparent to RF radiation, so it is the appropriate choice when signals need to pass through the part.
PC-ABSPolycarbonate-ABS composites provide the best of both worlds for ABS and PC alike. With PC-ABS, you get the superior strength and durability of PC alongside the flexibility of ABS materials. This makes PC-ABS ideal for functional prototyping and one-off production in cases where neither ABS nor PC are sufficient alone.
ULTEM 1010ULTEM 1010 is a high-tech material engineered for high strength and high temperature applications. With the ability to withstand temperatures over 400°F and the highest tensile strength available in an FDM plastic, ULTEM 1010 is intended for high-end functional parts and prototypes. ULTEM 1010 is suitable for aerospace applications.
ABSplus-P430ABSplus-P430 is a production polymer designed to produce industrial parts comparable to traditional manufacturing methods in an additive manufacturing system. It is ideal for prototyping, one-off parts, and low volume production runs of parts that require good mechanical properties and low cost.
ABS-ESD7ABS-ESD7 is an ABS thermoplastic formulated for applications which require static electricity dissipation. To leverage this property, select this material for electronics packaging and containers which should not exhibit buildup of particulates. Jigs for electronics components are a popular example of such an application
ABS-M30iWhen both transparency and increased strength are the needs at hand, ABS-M30i is the proper choice. With all the transparent flexibility of ABSi and the strength of ABS-M30, with (ISO 10993 USP Class VI biocompatability to boot, ABS-M30i is ideal for use in the food packaging and medical fields.
ASAASA is a next-generation building block for colorful parts in outdoor applications. With a wide variety of colors available and exceptional resistance to UV radiation, all on top of matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, ASA could very well be the new standard prototyping material.
PC-ISOPC-ISO is an industrial form of Polycarbonate that is biocompatible, allowing it to be used for functional prototyping and one-off parts in the medical industry. Deriving its name from the ISO 10993 USP Class VI standard it meets, PC-ISO is also suitable for food and drug packaging, as well as any other product requiring its eponymous qualification.
PPSFPPSF(polyphenylsulfone) is known for is high temperature resistance. Parts made with PPSF also exhibit the highest chemical resistance found in FDM products, with users being able to treat PPSF in a steam autoclave, with EtO (ethylene oxide), and with plasma if desired. This makes PPSF ideal for Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical applications.
ULTEM 9085ULTEM 9085 is a high-performance thermoplastic optimized for its flame retardant characteristics and FST rating. UlTEM 9085 is appropriate for applications where open flame is a danger and toxic byproducts of combustion are intolerable. Combined with its high strength to weight ratio, this makes ULTEM 9085 ideal for all transportation industries: aerospace, ground, and marine.
Nylon 12Nylon 12 is the first of a new line of nylon materials that complements existing FDM possibilities. When fatigue resistance is the critical variable, this is the material to start with. Thought that is not to suggest that Nylon 12 falls short when it comes to mechanical properties. Components made of Nylon 12 offer unparalleled fatigue resistance and toughness, with all the freedom and convenience of FDM manufacturing.
Accura 25General purpose material that is highly accurate.
Accura XtremeTough and durable material ideal for functional prototypes and snap fits.
Accura 60Rigid material and is clear and can be made transparent with additional finishing.
Accura ABS LikeBlack Premium SLA material that is naturally black.
Somos® NeXtA hard, temperature resistant material with a opaque white color and high toughness. NeXt is so resilient to shock, it can be used to manufacture products that would normally require thermoplastics. Lacrosse heads made of NeXt have been successfully used to catch and throw 5.25 ounce rubber balls at 90 mph in test games.
Somos® PerFORMPremium SLA material that is rigid with High Temperature Resistance.
Somos® ProtoGen 18420A highly accurate material, resistant to temperature and humidity, this is the material of choice for automotive and medical applications which are white in color.
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122A hard, temperature resistant material with optical values similar to engineering plastics. WaterShed is the appropriate choice for any application requiring transparency, in addition to temperature resistance and high strain to failure.
Nylon 12 PANylon 12 PA is a strong and versatile material with good chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, and high durability, suitable for producing low volumes of complex functional parts. It possesses a high strain to failure and relatively low elastic modulus, but produces a surface finish with a feature size under 10 microns, making it suitable for strong, tough parts that require the ability to withstand large deflections. It is a pure white material suitable for enclosures, snap-fit designs, complex ductwork, and other applications requiring high toughness, good surface finish, and complex shapes.
Nylon 12 GFNylon 12 GF is a glass-filled nylon material with a higher modulus than either Nylon 12 PA or AF. It possesses a light grey color and a density lower than Nylon 12 AF but higher than Nylon 12 PA. The surface finish exceeds both Nylon 12 AF and Nylon 12 PA with a feature size of only six micrometers. This material is suitable for applications that require high stiffness and strength, such as sporting goods.
VeroWhitePlusVeroWhitePlus is a strong and rigid material with a pure white color and an exceptional layer resolution. Strength is similar to SLA materials, but it also possesses good elongation at failure. Highly accurate models, small parts with complex features, and medical devices, as well as any industry that requires layers measured in tens of microns will benefit from this material.
VeroBlueVeroBlue is a strong and rigid material, identical to VeroWhite except in its color. VeroBlue is a pale blue in color.
VeroGrayVeroGray is a strong and rigid material, identical to VeroWhite except in its color. VeroGray is a light gray in color.
VeroClearVeroClear is a strong and rigid material, identical to VeroWhite except in its lack of color. VeroClear is a transparent material suitable for clear covers and components that allow visibility in addition to the other uses of the Vero line.
Digital ABS RGD5160-DMDigital ABS, also known as GreenFire, is a strong and tough material. Compared to the Vero line, it sacrifices a small amount of strength for an exceptional elongation to break and an impact resistance three times that of other PolyJet materials. It's suitable for models that possess both accuracy and durability. It can be used in applications that ABS is suited for and is opaque green in color.
FullCure RGD720Also known as Amber Clear, this is a high resolution prototyping plastic suitable for models that require fluid visualization, form and fit testing of clear parts, sunglasses, art projects, and other applications that require transparency or easy color dying.
RGD450RGD450, also known as Rigur, is a simulated Polypropylene photopolymer with strength comparable to other PolyJet materials but a low elastic modulus. It also possesses exceptional fatigue resistance. It is ideal for living hinges, flexible closures, reusable containers, household appliances, and automotive parts.
PolyJet Flex & Over-MoldNot one material, but rather a range of Shore A elastomers which can be added to VeroWhitePlus to modify its physical properties. Depending on the selection, it can be used to make materials similar to anything from human skin to skateboard wheels; the resulting products will be black in color.
PolyJet TangoPlusA Shore A elastomer with a translucent, amber-like color and a range of hardness options. Good for simulated gaskets and O-rings, as well as over-molded handles, key pads, and button covers.
Stainless Steel 17-4 PHAs the most common member of the precipitation-hardened class of stainless steels, 17-4 PH is an established engineering material. A variety of heat treatment options are available to increase strength up to over 1400 MPa. 17-4 PH possesses excellent welding and machining characteristics on top of corrosion resistance. This steel sees heavy use in the aerospace, transportation, petrochemical, and food industries. It can be used for structural components, containers, frames, and many other high strength applications.
Stainless Steel 316LType 316L is another established structural metal. It is an austenitic stainless steel with low carbon content to limit complications in welding. Despite this, care is still required when welding the end product. Tensile strength is approximately half of 17-4 PH, but elongation at break is substantially larger. Heat treatment does not strengthen 316L. 316L exhibits exceptional resistance to corrosion, especially from chlorides, and maintains its strength even at high temperatures. It's commonly used in structural applications at high temperatures or in the presence of chlorides.
Aluminum AlSi10MgLike most aluminum alloys, this is a lightweight material with a moderate strength but high strength-to-weight ratio. It is ideal for for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. It also exhibits much easier machining than steel, and can be built faster as well.
Inconel 625Originally developed to withstand the extreme temperatures and pressure found in turbojet engines, Inconel alloys are the ideal solution to extraordinarily hostile conditions. The aerospace, automotive, and petrochemical industries all have innumerable uses for this superalloy. Specifically, this variant is optimized for superior weldability while maintaining the resistance to high temperature corrosion.
Inconel 718Originally developed to withstand the extreme temperatures and pressure found in turbojet engines, Inconel alloys are the ideal solution to extraordinarily hostile conditions. The aerospace, automotive, and petrochemical industries all have innumerable uses for this superalloy. Specifically, this variant is a strengthened version of the 625 variant, while maintaining its superior weldability and resistance to high temperature corrosion. It does however, experience a drop in elongation compared to its predecessor.
Titanium Ti64With strength comparable to the strongest of the Inconel 718 series and just over half its density, Ti6AlV4 offers the best strength-to-weight ratio currently available in additive manufacturing. Additionally, this material offers exceptional corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. This combination of properties makes this alloy ideal for high performance structural requirements where weight is a primary concern, such as motor racing and the aerospace industry, as well as biomedical implants.
Cobalt Chrome CoCrMoCoCrMo is a high performance superalloy intended for dental applications which require a ceramic veneer. It has been optimized for DMLS manufacturing, and exhibits mechanical properties on par with SS 17-4 PH, but with a much lower elongation to failure. Between its high strength and biocompatibility, this material is ideal for dental and biomedical applications which require ceramic interfaces.
ABS-likeGeneral purpose material good for most applications.
PE-likeSimulates a polyethylene plastic that has a good amount of flex.
Elastomers (25A-90A)Elastomeric materials that can be used to make stand alone parts or used in over-molding onto a rigid substrate.
PP-likeSimulates polypropylene and provides a little more flex beyond the ABS-like material.
Lexan-likePC-like material that can be made optically clear.
High StrengthMore functional material beyond the general purpose ABS-like. Stiffer and more robust material.
High Heat ABS-likeThis is a UL94 V0 rated material that can be used in projects requiring high heat deflection or flammability resistance.