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High strength 3D printing

High strength plastics and metals with tensile strength greater than 45 MPa.

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CNC machining High strength Materials

CNC machining produces parts with excellent mechanical properties, accuracy and repeatability from metal and plastic. 3-axis & 5-axis CNC milling available.

Description

Applications
CNC machining produces parts with excellent mechanical properties, accuracy and repeatability from metal and plastic. 3-axis & 5-axis CNC milling available.
Strengths
Excellent mechanical properties,High accuracy & repeatabillity
Weaknesses
Greater geometry restrictions than 3D printing

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 10 days
Wall Thickness
0.75 mm
Tolerances
± 0.025 - 0.125 mm
Max part size
200 x 80 x 100 cm

Available materials

Titanium Grade 2

Stronger than Grade 1 and equally corrosion-resistant, excellent bio-compatibility.

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SLS High strength Materials

SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.

Description

Applications
SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.
Strengths
No support material required,Excellent mechanical properties,Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
Higher cost than FDM,Longer lead times than FDM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
0.7 mm
Tolerances
± 0.3% (min: ± 0.3 mm)
Max part size
75 x 55 x 55 cm
Layer height
100

Available materials

Nylon 12 (Standard)

Standard Nylon (SLS) - PA 12 - has all-around great mechanical properties and chemical resistance and is ideal for functional parts and prototypes.

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Carbon filled Nylon

Carbon filled Nylon (SLS) contains carbon fiber or graphite particles that give parts high stiffness and improved thermal properties over standard Nylon.

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Glass filled Nylon

Glass filled Nylon (SLS) contains glass particles that give parts high stiffness and improved thermal and abrasion resistance over standard Nylon.

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Mineral filled Nylon

Mineral filled Nylon (SLS) contains mineral particles that give parts higher stiffness, thermal stability and density over standard Nylon.

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Aluminum filled Nylon

Aluminum filled Nylon (SLS) contains aluminum particles that give parts a metallic appearance, improved stiffness over standard Nylon and great machinability.

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Nylon 11

Nylon 11 (SLS) - PA 11 - has higher impact resistance and is more flexible than standard Nylon (PA 12), but has lower hardness.

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Flame retardant Nylon

Flame retardant Nylon (SLS) are certified PA materials for consumer applications and aviation with great mechanical properties.

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SLA/DLP High strength Materials

SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.

Description

Applications
SLA is most suitable for visual applications where an injection mold-like, smooth surface finish, and a high level of feature detail are required.
Strengths
Fine features & high detail,Smooth,injection mold-like,surface finish
Weaknesses
Support marks may be visible on surface,Brittle,not recommended for functional parts

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.5 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.15 mm)
Max part size
150 x 75 x 50 cm
Layer height
25 - 100

Available materials

Tough resin (ABS-like)

Tough resin (SLA) mimics the properties of ABS and produces parts with improved mechanical properties compared to standard resin. Can be used for functional parts.

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MJF High strength Materials

HP's Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) can be used for both prototyping and small-batch-production of functional plastic parts.

Description

Applications
HP's Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) can be used for both prototyping and small-batch-production of functional plastic parts.
Strengths
No support material required,Excellent mechanical properties,Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
Higher cost than FDM,Longer lead times than FDM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
0.6 mm
Tolerances
± 0.3% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)
Max part size
38 x 28 x 38 cm
Layer height
100

Available materials

Nylon 12 (Standard)

HP Nylon 12 (MJF) - PA 12 - has excellent mechanical properties and chemical good resistance to chemicals. It is ideal for functional parts and prototypes.

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Nylon 11

HP Nylon 11 (MJF) - PA 11 - has higher impact resistance and is more ductile than PA 12 and is best suited for parts with flexible features, such as snap fits and living hinges.

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Glass filled Nylon

HP Glass filled Nylon (MJF) contains glass beads and produces parts with higher stiffness and improved thermal stability over standard PA 12.

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FDM High strength Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost,Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy,Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

Nylon 12 (Standard)

Nylon 12 (FDM) has superior mechanical properties than ABS and high chemical and abrasion resistance. Used for functional parts requiring high fatigue strength.

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Standard PEI (ULTEM)

ULTEM (FDM) is an engineering plastic with good mechanical properties and exceptional heat, chemical and flame resistance. Suitable for top-end applications.

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Carbon-fiber reinforced Nylon

Carbon-fibre reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous carbon fibers that give extremely high stiffness and strength-to-weight ratio comparable to metal.

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Carbon filled Nylon (Onyx)

Carbon filled Nylon (FDM) has excellent stiffness and good temperature resistance. Ranks between standard Nylon and continuous carbon-fiber reinforced Nylon. Please note this material is not continuously reinforced but contains chopped carbon fiber.

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Kevlar-fiber reinforced Nylon

Kevlar-fiber reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous kevlar fibers that give excellent mechanical properties and high abrasion and impact resistance.

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Fiberglass reinforced Nylon

Fiberglass reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous glass fibers that give high stiffness and excellent heat resistance. Ideal for high temperature applications.

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DMLS/SLM High strength Materials

DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.

Description

Applications
DMLS/SLM produce high performance, end-use metal 3D printed parts for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive and medical.
Strengths
Excellent mechanical properties,Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
High Cost

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 10 days
Wall Thickness
0.4 mm
Tolerances
± 0.1 mm
Max part size
50 x 28 x 36 cm
Layer height
50

Available materials

Aluminum

Aluminum (DMLS/SLM) is a low-density metal with great mechanical and thermal properties and good electrical conductivity.

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Aluminum

Aluminum (DMLS/SLM) is a low-density metal with great mechanical and thermal properties and good electrical conductivity.

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Cobalt-chrome

Cobalt-chrome (DMLS/SLM) is a high corrosion and wear resistant materials with excellent temperature resistance. Suitable for biomedical applications.

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Inconel

Inconel (DMLS/SLM) is a metal super-alloy with excellent tensile, fatigue, creep, and rupture strength, ideal for high-temperature applications.

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Stainless steel 316

Stainless steel (DMLS/SLM) has high ductility and excellent corrosion resistance. It produces fully dense parts for industrial applications.

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Stainless steel 316

Stainless steel (DMLS/SLM) has high ductility and excellent corrosion resistance. It produces fully dense parts for industrial applications.

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Titanium

Titanium (DMLS/SLM) has excellent mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and strength-to-weight ratio. It is sterilizable and biocompatible.

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Nickel alloy

Nickel Alloys (DMLS/SLM) are metal super-alloys with extreme heat and corrosion resistance.

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Binder Jetting High strength Materials

Binder Jetting is most commonly used for full-color parts, low-cost metal printing, and large sand casting molds.

Description

Applications
Binder Jetting is most commonly used for full-color parts, low-cost metal printing, and large sand casting molds.
Strengths
Low-cost metal parts,Full-color printing,Can produce very large parts
Weaknesses
Dimensional accuracy not as good as DMLS / SLM,Mechanical properties not as good as DMLS / SLM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
2.0 mm
Tolerances
± 0.2 - 0.3 mm
Max part size
180 x 100 x 60 cm
Layer height
50

Available materials

Stainless steel 316 (sintered)

Stainless steel (Binder Jetting) is sintered and is a cost-effective way of producing metal parts with good mechanical properties.

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Stainless steel 316 (bronze filled)

Stainless steel (Binder Jetting) is infiltrated with 40% bronze and is a cost-effective way of producing metal parts with good mechanical properties.

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