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Material Considerations

A selection of articles to help you select the right material for your application, both for CNC machining and 3D printing.


FDM 3D Printing materials compared
FDM 3D Printing materials compared
Compare the main FDM 3D printing plastics - PLA, ABS, PET, Nylon, TPU (Flexible) and PC - by material properties and find the best option for your application.
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PLA vs. ABS: What's the difference?
PLA vs. ABS: What's the difference?
PLA and ABS are the most popular materials on 3D Hubs. This comparison will help you select the best option for your project.
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SLA 3D Printing materials compared
SLA 3D Printing materials compared
Compare the main SLA 3D printing resins - standard, tough, durable, heat resistant, rubber-like, dental and castable - by material properties and find the best option for your application.
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Selecting the right CNC material
Selecting the right CNC material
This comprehensive guide compares the 25 most common materials used in CNC machining and helps you choose the right one for your application.
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Heat treatments for CNC machined parts
Heat treatments for CNC machined parts
Learn how heat treatments affect the properties of the most common CNC metal alloys and how to request a specific heat treatment in your order.
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3D printed Injection Molds: Materials Compared
3D printed Injection Molds: Materials Compared
We compare critically two industrial 3D printing materials used for low-run injection mold manufacturing.
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