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Advanced Manufacturing Materials

Welcome to our materials information page, where we provide an overview of the extensive array of materials suitable for both injection molding and 3D printing applications. Our selection includes a variety of thermoplastics and resins, detailing their characteristics, advantages, and potential uses across different manufacturing techniques.

Whether you're aiming for the durability and precision of injection molding or the versatility and intricate detailing possible with 3D printing, this resource is tailored to assist you in identifying the ideal material for your project. Navigate through this page to find the perfect match for your specifications, ensuring your vision is realized with the highest quality and performance standards.

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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Materials

Key Features
  • 50% stiffer than standard ABS
  • 15% stronger than standard ABS 3D printing material
  • 10% chopped carbon fiber by weight
Applications
  • End-effectors
  • Lightweight custom jigs & fixtures
  • Manufacturing tools
  • Ergonomic aids
  • Drill guides
Stratasys ABS-CF10 combines standard ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material with 10% chopped carbon fiber by weight. The result is a low moisture-sensitive FDM® thermoplastic 50% stiffer and 15% stronger than standard ABS 3D printing material. Typical applications include manufacturing tools, jigs, fixtures, and end effectors that benefit from the combination of increased stiffness and reduced weight
Key  features

Static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge can:

  • Damage products
  • Impair performance
  • Cause an explosion
Applications
  • Fixtures, cases, enclosures for electronic component assembly
  • Packaging
  • Production line/conveyer parts
Used when a static change can cause charge can damage products, impair performance or cause an explosion, ABS-ESD7 Black is ideal for fixtures, cases or enclosures for electronic component assemblies where a static charge may be generated. The conductive material has a surface resistance of 109 – 106 ohms preventing a buildup of static electricity.
Key Features
  • Up to 70% stronger than ABS
  • High or coarse resolutions available for finer features or large models
  • Quick turn prototype and functional models
Applications
  • Concept parts
  • Production parts
  • Lightweight custom jigs & fixtures
  • Thermoform tools
ABS-M30 (any color) is ideal for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use parts. Up to 70% stronger than standard FDM ABS, ABS-M30 is ideal for production parts, thermoform tools, lightweight jigs & fixtures and concept models. This thermoplastic has good tensile, impact, and flexural strength properties. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • Good tensile, flexural & impact strength
  • Gamma and EtO sterilizable
Applications
  • Medical handling
  • Food handling
  • Pharmaceutical handling and tools
ABS-M30i is a high-strength material well suited for the medical, pharmaceutical and food packaging industries. Parts manufactured with ABS-M30i material are biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) and can be gamma or EtO sterilized. The material is NSF 51 food-contract certified with good tensile, flexural and impact strength. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • High thermal and chemical resistance
  • Leading repeatability part to part
Applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • Aircraft interior replacement parts
  • ECS ducting
  • Metal forming tools
A PEKK-based thermoplastic with the highest tensile strength offered, high chemical resistance and wear resistance. This material is FST compliant per "14 CFR/FAR 25.853" & "ASTM F814/E662". Antero 800NA is a lighter alternative to metal alloys. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • Exceptional chemical and wear resistance
  • Ultra-low outgassing properties
  • Consistent ESD performance
Applications

ESD values range from 104 – 109 ohms per square inch. This makes the material particularly suitable for space and industrial applications where these qualities are critical.

Antero 840CN03 is a carbon nanotube-filled FDM thermoplastic combining the excellent physical and mechanical qualities of PEKK with electrostatic dissipative (ESD) properties. The thermoplastic is ESD safe, high chemical resistance, ultra-low outgassing and high mechanical/thermal properties.
Key Features
  • Great heat resistance vs. ABS
  • Great aesthetics
  • Easy to work with matte finish
  • Resists fading & significant mechanical degradation over prolonged UV exposure
Applications
  • Automotive, electrical housings
  • Sporting goods
  • Outdoor goods
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Tooling masters
ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is a UV-stable, production-grade thermoplastic. In addition to being UV-stable, ASA is consistent in color part to part, providing ease of finishing and a good cosmetic appearance. These features when combined with mechanical properties on par with ABS-M30 make ASA an ideal material choice for production applications. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • High fatigue resistance
  • Exposure to shock, repeat load cycles, stress or vibration
Applications
  • Panels, covers, housings with snap-fit clips
  • Environmental control ducting or venting
  • Drill guides
  • Parts exposed to high vibration, repetitive stress
Nylon 12 is one of the toughest FDM materials. This is due to having the highest elongation at break and impact strength of any FDM material. Vastly improved properties in the Z axis also add to the toughness of this material. This material is good for applications requiring fatigue, vibration and chemical resistance in addition to applications requiring a more ductile material.
Key Features
  • High strength to weight
  • Highest specific modulus of any FDM material
  • Higher uniaxial stiffness than injection mold parts of the same material
Applications
  • UAV componanents
  • Bumpers, fixtures, rigid strong brackets
  • performance sporting goods
  • tooling, manufacturing aids
Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber™ is comprised of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber. It has the highest flexural strength of any FDM thermoplastic, resulting in the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio. This combination can allow for the replacement and light-weighting of certain metal applications, and is capable of being machined for added accuracy of features when required. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • RF transparent
  • High tensile and flexural strength
  • Higher heat resistance
Applications
  • Rapid tooling
  • Concept models
  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Extrusion blow molding
PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications. PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • High impact strength
  • High heat resistance
Applications
  • Industrial equipment manufacturing
  • Form, fit, functional prototypes
  • Low volume production parts
Offering the superior strength and heat resistance of PC with the flexibility of ABS, this thermoplastic is commonly used in automotive, electronics and telecommunications applications. The material has high impact strength and heat resistance with desirable properties for prototyping and production parts. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • Gamma & EtO sterilizable for medical
  • RF transparent
  • High tensile and flexural strength
  • Higher heat resistance
Applications
  • Food packaging
  • Drug packaging
  • Medical device manufacturing
PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO) is a strong, heat-resistant engineering thermoplastic commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing. It is biocompatible, gamma and EtO sterilizable and complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class VI standards. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Key Features
  • High elongation
  • Superior toughness
  • Durability
  • Abrasion resistance
Applications
  • Flexible hoses
  • Tubes
  • Air ducts
  • Seals
  • Protective covers
  • Vibration dampeners
FDM TPU 92A Elastomer is a thermoplastic polyurethane material developed for production of durable elastomer parts. The material enables prototyping of high functioning, durable and complex parts with the expected material properties found in an elastomeric material, including superior tear resistance, fatigue and memory recovery.
Key Features
  • Steam autoclavable
  • NSF-51 food contact
  • Bio-compatible ISO 10993/USP Class VI FST certified per "14 CFR/FAR 25.853" & "ASTM F814/E662"
Applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • Composite tooling
  • Medical applications
  • Food contact applications
ULTEM™ 1010 Resin is a high-performance FDM thermoplastic that offers excellent strength, highest heat resistance, thermal stability and the ability to withstand steam autoclaving. NSF-51 food contact and bio-compatible ISO 10993/USP Class VI certifications for use in food production tools and custom medical applications. FST certified per 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 & ASTM F814/E662, and is ideal for aerospace and automotive applications.
Key Features
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • High thermal and chemical resistance
Applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • ECS ducting
  • Metal forming tools
ULTEM™ 9085 Resin combines the advantages of a high-performance thermoplastic ideal for direct digital manufacturing with enhanced mechanical properties in its Certified Grade (CG) variant. It's particularly suited for the transportation industry, including aerospace, marine, and ground vehicles, thanks to its high strength-to-weight ratio and superior flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) ratings, adhering to 14 CFR/FAR 25.853 standards. The CG version offers significant improvements, with up to a 39% increase in tensile strength and up to a 65% increase in elongation at break in the Z orientation over the standard ULTEM™ 9085 resin, further enhancing its utility in demanding applications. Available in sparse or solid fill, and the preexisting certifications make it an excellent choice for commercial transportation applications, ensuring both safety and performance.

Injection Molding (IM) Materials

ABS Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidity
  • Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABS
  • Excellent processability and appearance

Applications

  • Computer housings
  • Musical instruments (recorders & plastic clarinets)
  • Telecom devices
  • Small appliances (enclosures)
  • Automotive (interior trim, wheel covers, emblems)
  • Medical components
Popular for its strength and detail, injection molded ABS produces parts with high detail and features. It’s commonly used for molded prototypes and mid to high-volume production applications.
Additional Resources

Injections Molding Design Guide

Acrylic (PMMA) Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Excellent optical clarity
  • Excellent weatherability and resistance to sunlight
  • Rigid with good impact resistance
  • Good light transmission

Applications

  • Automotive transparent items such as head/tail lenses and trim
  • Household light fixtures and decorative items
  • Safety equipment and shields
Material with resistance to breakage often used for transparent applications.
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Injections Molding Design Guide

Nylon Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Temperature capability 600°-700° for short term
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High resistance to abrasion
  • Tough and withstands repeated impact

Applications

  • Automotive components
  • Bearings
  • Electronic connectors
  • Gears
  • Consumer products
  • Industrial products
Injection molded Nylon is an ideal option for high volume production of strong, heat resistant and repeatable components.
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Injections Molding Design Guide

Nylon Glass Fibers Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Increase mechanical strength
  • Enhanced stiffness and stability
  • Improved thermal properties
  • Enhanced wear resistance

Applications

  • Under-hood automotive applications
  • Gears & bearings
  • High strength-to-weight applications in aerospace
  • Applications required thermal stability, impact resistance
Injection molded Nylon 32% glass fiber produces enhanced properties from typical nylon reinforced for added rigidity and wear resistance.
Additional Resources

Injections Molding Design Guide

Polycarbonate Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • High impact resistance
  • Clarity
  • Dimensional stability
  • Chemical resistance (PC blends)

Applications

  • Automotive headlights
  • Business machines
  • Consumer products
  • Telecommunications
  • Medical products
  • Mechanical goods
Injection molded polycarbonate is a versatile thermoplastic for high volume production of strong components.
Additional Resources

Injections Molding Design Guide

Polycarbonate / ABS Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Good impact resistance with toughness and rigidity
  • Metal coatings have excellent adhesion to ABS
  • Very good indoor UV light color stability
  • Excellent processability and appearance

Applications

  • Automotive exterior and interior components
  • Medical hardware
  • Electrical housings
  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Business equipment housings
  • Enclosures
Injection-molded polycarbonate / ABS blend provides an ideal consolidation of the best mechanical properties of PC and ABS for use across a range of industries and applications.
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Injections Molding Design Guide

PEI Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • High heat resistance
  • Exceptional strength and impact modulus
  • High dielectric strength
  • Broad chemical resistance
  • Biocompatible
  • Excellent machinability and finishing characteristic
  • Outstanding processability on conventional molding equipment
  • Flame resistance with low smoke evolution

Applications

  • Commercial aircraft interiors
  • Healthcare products
  • Cooking utensils
  • Fiber optics
  • Electrical products
  • Electronic parts
Polyetherimide is a high-performance thermoplastic with characteristics similar to PEEK. It is frequently used as a replacement for metal components in industrial and structural elements.
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Injections Molding Design Guide

Polyoxymethylene Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • High tensile strength with rigidity and toughness
  • Good impact and solvent resistance
  • Glossy molded surface
  • Low static and dynamic coefficients of friction (slippery)
  • Many grades have FDA and NSF approvals on food and water contact
  • Replace die-cast metal components

Applications

  • Mechanical automotive
  • Business machines
  • Household appliance
  • Gears
  • Bushings
  • Door handles
  • Seat belt parts
Injection molded polyoxymethylene produces precise parts for applications requiring high stiffness, low friction and low water absorption. It is widely used in the automotive and consumer electronics industries.
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Injections Molding Design Guide

Polypropylene (PP) Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Food grades available
  • Mold–in hinge possible
  • Good impact strength

Applications

  • Packaging
  • Industrial components for fluid processing
  • Household goods
  • Automotive
  • Electrical hardware
Injection molded Polypropylene is chemical resistant, elastic, and fatigue resistant making it ideal for high volume production of consumer product applications.
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Injections Molding Design Guide

Polystyrene Injection Molding Pellets | Stratasys Direct

Key Features

  • Optical clarity
  • High gloss
  • FDA grades available
  • Low cost
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Good rigidity

Applications

  • Household goods
  • Containers
  • Furniture
  • Housings
  • Packaging
Lightweight material popular for its high impact strength and toughness.
Additional Resources

Injections Molding Design Guide

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) Materials

Key Features
  • Best surface resolution/feature details with powder bed fusion technology
  • Fully dense and nearly isotropic mechanical properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases and other hydro-carbons
  • Low unit cost for batches of smaller parts
Applications
  • Vehicles electronic system housings, guides, grommets, clips, connectors & covers
  • Vessels for fuel, oil housings and washer fluid
  • Environmental control system components like fan housings, plenums, ducting, valves, diverters and vents
Nylon 12 PA material is tough and chemically resistant, making it a good choice in a broad variety of applications and operating environments. Nylon 12 PA made with the Multi Jet Fusion process also delivers mechanical properties that are more isotropic when compared to Nylon 12 materials built with other 3D printing processes.
Additional Resources

Multi Jet Fusion Design Guidelines

Key Features
  • Great surface resolution/feature details with powder bed fusion technology
  • Fully dense and nearly isotropic mechanical properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance, low moisture absorption, and weldable
  • Low unit cost for batches of small parts
Applications
  • Automotive ducting, vents, electronic system housings, guides, grommets, clips, connectors & covers
  • Vessels for fuel, oil housings and washer fluid
  • Functional prototyping and short-run production for automotive and consumer products industries
Polypropylene is one of the most utilized thermoplastics in the world. You can now leverage Polypropylene with Multi Jet Fusion for production of complex components in low-to-mid volume production.
Additional Resources

Multi Jet Fusion Design Guidelines

P3™ Digital Light Processing (DLP) Materials

Key Features
  • Durable with slight flexibility
  • High Ductile
Applications
  • Tooling applications
  • Manufacturing aids
  • Housings & enclosures
LOCTITE® 3D 3172 High Impact by Henkel produces functional parts for production with a high stiffness. It’s durable and impact resistant properties make it ideal to perform in applications with high load conditions and stress.
Additional Resources

P3™ DLP Design Guide

Key Features
  • Versatile, good for all around engineering
  • Tough, superior strength
  • High heat deflection
Applications
  • Brackets
  • Clips
  • Electronic housings
LOCTITE ® 3D 3843 High Toughness by Henkel provides parts with high impact resistance and a smooth surface. With properties similar to ABS, it is ideal for functional production parts such as medical device housing, enclosures and covers or anything requiring a Class A surface.
Additional Resources

P3™ DLP Design Guide

Key Features
  • Superior flame resistance: Loctite ® 3D 3955 FST passes UL94 V-0 flammability requirements, FST (AITM2-0002, AITM2-0007, AITM3-0005), and is halogen-free, making it an ideal choice for applications prioritizing fire safety.
  • Superior strength, which ensures robust parts with high mechanical strength and negligible deformation.
  • Precision print accuracy, defining details with high resolution for consistently reliable results.

Applications

  • Flame-resistant components
  • Battery casings, instrument and gauge housing
  • HVAC ducting, cable connections
  • Under-the-hood components
  • Parts with mechanical strength and precision
Loctite 3D 3955 FST is an industrial-grade P3/DLP resin that focuses on flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) properties, offering exceptional flame resistance while maintaining superior mechanical strength. This high-performance material caters to industries with stringent safety requirements, such as aerospace, automotive, and electronics.
Additional Resources

P3™ DLP Design Guide

Key Features
  • High tear strength
  • Impressive interlayer adhesion
  • Simulates rubber
Applications
  • Cushioning seals
  • Gaskets
  • Lattice structures
Loctite 402 elastomeric material has a high elongation and excellent tear strength with shore hardness of 75A. It’s able to maintain an excellent tensile strength. It is ideal for consumer products which require good rebound performance and true elastomeric behavior.
Additional Resources

P3™ DLP Design Guide

Key Features
  • Lasting mechanical and functional properties, surpassing even UV-stabilized thermoplastics.
  • Optimal balance of temperature resistance and toughness for unparalleled reliability.
  • UV, chemical, and temperature resistant, validated by rigorous testing against SAE industry standards.
  • Isotropic throughout the printed part, delivering consistent performance in all directions.
  • Good print resolution, even for challenging geometries.
  • Fast and easy post-processing, ensuring a flawless finish every time.

Applications

  • Functional prototypes and end-use parts
  • Durable, temperature-resistant components 
  • Housings, switches, trim pieces (Transportation)
  • Irrigation components, instrumentation, filters, (Industrial Equipment). 
  • Consumer goods: backpack clips, binding straps, etc. 
  • Parts exposed to UV and/or humid environments. 
Somos® WeatherX™ 100 is a cutting-edge P3/DLP photopolymer, meticulously crafted for engineers seeking unparalleled high-performance solutions in 3D printing. Engineered for functional end-use parts, this environmentally durable material boasts exceptional properties and robust material behavior throughout its lifetime.
Additional Resources

P3™ DLP Design Guide

PolyJet Materials

Key Features

  • Suitable for precise models, intricate details, and complex shapes
  • Offers durability and tear resistance along with a smooth surface finish
  • Available in a broad spectrum of simulated Shore A elastomers, ranging from 30A to 95A
  • The variant referred to as Black 30A is also recognized as "AGILUS30 BLACK (FLX9840)"

Applications

  • Realistic simulation of rubber parts
  • Soft-touch components
  • Rubber-like surrounds and overmolding
  • Covers for various applications
  • Living hinges for flexible parts
  • Human anatomy models
Simulate grips, rubber-like surfaces and soft-touch components to prototypes with PolyJet overmolding. Through a range of material hardness options and colors, overmolded models can be created with enhanced tactile and visual realism. The process utilizes flexible Agilus, 30-95 (Shore A), over Vero, 83-86 (Shore D), for simulation of end product feel and look.
Additional Resources

PolyJet Design Guide

Key Features
  • Ivory, rigid and opaque
  • Suitable for simulating parts that require high-impact resistance and shock absorption
  • Significantly improves the mechanical performance of parts and prototypes for design verification and functional performance testing
Applications
  • Rapid prototyping snap-fit parts for high or low temperature use
  • Functional designs with multi-material versatility and flexibility
  • Molds
  • Manufacturing tools
  • Electrical parts
Digital ABS Plus simulates standard ABS plastics by combining high-temperature resistance with toughness. It is the most mechanically robust material available with PolyJet 3D printing technology, offering high impact resistance and improved thermal performance. Digital ABS Plus is ideal for prototypes that will be used for more rigorous functional performance testing or design confirmation.
Additional Resources

PolyJet Design Guide

Key Features
  • Opaque full-color to color-tinted translucency
  • Rubber-like, elastomeric material
  • Well-suited for precise models, complex shapes, and intricate details
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Available in Shore A values of 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A, 70A, 85A and 95A
Applications
  • Realistic simulation of rubber parts
  • Soft-touch parts and non-slip surfaces
  • Rubber-like surrounds and over molding
  • Knobs, grips, seals, gaskets, hoses, handles, etc.
  • Footwear and clothing (wearables)
  • Masks and covers
  • Living hinges
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Human anatomy (heart and vasculature)
Multicolor Agilus is a PolyJet photopolymer with superior tear resistance. Capable of withstanding repeated flexing and bending, the ideal material for rapid prototyping and design validation. The material simulates the look, feel, and function of rubber-like products allowing you to print fully functional, full-color prototypes from opaque to translucent in a single print with varying Shore A hardnesses from 30A to 95A.
Additional Resources

PolyJet Design Guide

Key Features
  • Produces excellent fine feature detail
  • Quickly and economically produces parts
  • Available in 27µm (0.00106”) Z resolution
  • Available in multi-color or the following single colors: white, black, clear, cyan, yellow, magenta
Applications
  • Highly accurate presentation models
  • Smaller parts with complex features
  • Medical devices and components
  • Electronic housings
  • Suitable for a wide range of industries
Ideal for presentation models, small components with complex features and anatomical models, Vero produces parts with fine feature detail and smooth surface finish. Vero can be built in a near-endless CMYKW color range and transparencies. Companies can reduce time to market by enabling designers to integrate product images in marketing materials and ensure that packaging and displays work seamlessly with end products.
Additional Resources

PolyJet Design Guide

Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF™) Materials

Key Features
  • Complex structures
  • 3D Nesting
  • 100% bio-based material
  • Best-in-class surface resolution/feature details with powder bed fusion technology
  • Fully dense and nearly isotropic mechanical properties
  • Excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases, and other hydrocarbons
Applications
  • Strong, functional parts
  • Impact-resistant parts
  • Smooth, end-use products
  • Low unit cost for batches of smaller parts

 

Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF™) currently offers Stratasys High Yield PA11 material for production. This rugged high-performance polymer is a 100% bio-based material derived from sustainably produced castor oil. Stratasys High Yield PA11 is well suited for higher volume production, and it provides high ductility and impact strength along with excellent surface finish.
Additional Resources

SAF™ Design Guide

Key Features
  • Rugged and stiff - perfect for applications where rigidity is a key requirement
  • Excellent feature resolution and details among PBF technologies
  • Chemical resistant to oils and grease
  • Exceptional dimensional accuracy, build after build
  • Ideal for higher tolerance requirements
  • High nesting densities to produce more parts per build
Applications
  • Electronic housings, guides, enclosures, connectors, and clips
  • Mounting hardware
  • Manufacturing aids
  • Functional protoypes
  • Containers for fuel, oil housings
  • Low volume complex end-use parts
  • Strong, durable parts without tooling
  • Low unit cost for low batches of small parts
Nylon PA12 for SAF™ is a versatile high-performance polymer ideal for mid-to-high volume production at a low cost per part. This chemically resistant material produces the highest level of accuracy among powder bed fusion materials. Tight thermal controls improve part consistency, and allows for more parts per build, resulting in lower costs per part. Nylon PA12 produces rigid components with fine feature resolution, higher tolerances, and exceptional dimensional accuracy.
Additional Resources

SAF™ Design Guide

Stereolithography (SLA) Materials

Key Features
  • Easy to clean & finish
  • High strength & durability
  • Accurate & dimensionally stable
  • High detail
Applications
  • Tough, functional prototypes
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Jigs & fixtures
Somos® EvoLVe™ 128 is a high-performance SLA material with exceptional strength, durability, and versatility. Its ability to resist wear, impact, and extreme temperatures makes it a solid choice for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, medical, and consumer products. EvoLVe™ 128 produces parts with intricate designs and complex geometries, allowing engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In addition, EvoLVe™ 128 components are easy to clean and finish, making EvoLVe™ 128 an ideal material for bonding larger parts and painted components.
Key Features
  • Superior impact strength and durability
  • Exceptionally versatile
  • Thermoplastic-like performance, look and feel

 

Applications
  • Tough, functional end-use prototypes
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Packaging and sporting goods
Somos® NeXt is a durable Stereolithography (SLA) resin that produces very accurate parts with high feature detail. Based on the Somos® DMX technology, Somos® NeXt is a next generation of material that facilitates the production of tough, complex parts with improved moisture resistance and greater thermal properties for most of your prototyping needs.
Key Features
  • Extraordinary clarity
  • Colorless
  • Easy to finish
Applications
  • Automotive lenses
  • Bottles
  • Lenses
  • Light pipes
Somos® WaterClear® Ultra 10122 is a low-viscosity Stereolithography material that produces colorless, accurate parts with excellent temperature resistance. With minimized finishing requirements, parts built in Somos® WaterClear can appear transparent. The material is best suited for applications that require optical clarity, like fluid flow analysis, bottles, lenses, and other concept and functional models. Somos® WaterClear® has refractive values like the engineered plastics used in functional testing of optical light transmission work.
Key Features
  • Exceptional durability - Engineered for long-lasting performance
  • Best in class weathering - Able to withstand harsh environmental conditions
  • Outstanding precision, ensuring parts meet demanding tolerances and specifications
  • Dimensionally stable, with low shrinkage
  • UV resistant, with no discoloration when exposed to UV rays
  • Truer and richer black parts – straight off the machine
  • Fast and consistent processing
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Superior moisture and chemical resistance
Applications
  • Durable, stiff, tough parts
  • Automotive components
  • Electronic housings
  • Packaging
  • Functional prototypes and end-use parts
Somos® WaterShed Black is a high-performance stereolithography resin that delivers rich, true black parts without the need for painting or post-processing. With properties similar to Somos® WaterShed XC 11122, this advanced, durable material is designed to withstand tough conditions while delivering high resolution and a superior surface finish to 3D-printed parts. Its UV and chemical resistance make it perfect for outdoor applications, while offering low shrinkage, ensuring parts meet demanding tolerances. With durability, precision, and stunning black finishes, Watershed Black is a top choice for 3D-printed parts with superior aesthetics and performance.
Key Features
  • Easy to use and finish
  • Superior moisture resistance
  • Exceptional clarity
Applications
  • Consumer products
  • Fluid flow analysis
  • Lenses
As one of the industry’s most popular SLA materials, Somos® WaterShed® XC 11122 is the clear solution for numerous applications. Somos® WaterShed mimics the look and feel of clear thermoplastics, such as acrylic. This versatility means Somos® WaterShed® is the ideal material in markets such as automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Materials

Key Features
  • High-elongation and impact strength for toughness
  • Qualified for low to mid volume production
Applications
  • Aerospace production parts
  • Best suited for ducting and other applications requiring high elongation and impact strength
  • Motorsports, consumer and sporting goods
  • Prototype living hinge designs
Nylon 11 exhibits superior elongation at break, impact resistance and good memory with excellent surface finish. The material is commonly used in aerospace applications, including functional testing and in production.
Key Features
  • Impact-resistant nylon 11
  • Outstanding toughness
  • Accurate and repeatable manufacturability
  • Toughness similar to molded ABS and polypropylene
Applications
  • Complex ductwork
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Living hinges
  • Thin-walled components
Nylon 11 EX has elevated properties including high impact strength and elongation. The SLS material has fine feature detail and smooth surface finish.
Key Features
  • Polyamide composite with excellent fire retardancy
  • Passes FAR 25.853 12 Second and 30 Second Burn tests
  • Exceptional elongation at break
  • Passes FAR 25.853 Smoke Density test

Applications

  • Aerospace production parts
  • Underhood components
  • Well suited for demanding applications which require flame retardancy
Nylon 11 FR designed for use in commercial, military and civil aircraft requiring fire retardant parts. Material passes FAR 25.853 15 and 60 second vertical burn tests. Material also passes smoke and toxicity requirements. Parts exhibit excellent elongation (21% - 38%) with increased durability and greater flexibility over Nylon 12 PA parts.
Key Features
  • Aluminum filled composite polyamide producing strong, stiff parts with a grey metallic appearance
  • Improved tensile modulus and flex modulus
  • Good wear resistance and detail reproduction
  • Suitable for parts requiring superior surface finish
Applications
  • Illustrative models with metallic appearance
  • Jigs and fixtures like tools and trays used for manufacturing of electronics
This filled SLS material is a composite polyamide-based material, with added aluminum. Nylon 12 AF offers good surface finish and detail reproduction combined with metallic aesthetics.
Key Features
  • Carbon fiber filled Nylon 12
  • Resistance to extreme temperatures and wear
  • Optimal reproduction of detail
  • High stiffness, high tensile strength
  • Electrostatically dissipative
Applications
  • Underhood components
  • Wind tunnel display models
  • Well suited to applications which require superior thermal properties, with maximum performance and an extremely high SLS strength to weight ratio
Nylon 12 CF is a carbon-fiber filled Nylon 12 material that provides increased stiffness and higher heat deflection temperature than many other SLS materials. Nylon 12 CF is also electrostatically dissipative.
Key Features
  • Material passes 60 second vertical burn test
  • Best accuracy & surface finish of available fire retardant materials
Applications
  • Aerospace applications requiring excellent mechanical strength
  • Underhood components
  • Applications requiring fire retardant properties
Nylon 12 designed for use in commercial, military and civil aircraft interiors requiring fire retardant parts. Material passes FAR 25.853 15 and 60 second vertical burn tests. Material also passes smoke and toxicity requirements. Because Nylon 12 FR has lower shrink than Nylon 11 FR, it is better suited for larger parts.
Key Features
  • Glass filled Nylon 12 material
  • Excellent mechanical stiffness
  • Elevated temperature resistance
  • Dimensionally stable
Applications
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Complex prototype plastic parts
  • Form, fit, or functional prototypes
Glass Filled Nylon-12 offers increased modulus for more rigid parts with greater strength. Surface finish and fine feature details are very good and heat deflection temperature (HDT) values are the best of the SLS prototype materials.
Key Features
  • Nylon 12 material with mineral fiber
  • Elevated temperature resistance
  • High stiffness
  • Non-conductive; RF transparent
Applications
  • Structural components
  • Enclosures
  • Load-bearing applications at elevated temperatures
High strength and high temperature mineral fiber-filled plastic parts manufactured with the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process. This material offers high tensile strength, high flex modulus, and high heat deflection temperatures and very accurate dimensions for either prototype or production parts.
Key Features
  • Excellent surface resolution/feature details
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Produce durable production parts without tooling
Applications
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers, connectors, complex ductwork and snap-fit designs
  • Low volume end-use parts
  • Complex production plastic parts
An unfilled general-purpose Nylon 12 offering good strength and durability with smooth finish, good accuracy, fine feature details and good heat deflection temperatures (HDT).

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