Materials

From Aluminium to Titanium to Carbon Fibre. 3D print functional prototypes, lightweight tooling, or fully working replacement parts.

METALS

17-4 PH Stainless Steel:- Combines high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness, making it widely used in the aerospace, medical and petroleum industries. Used for assembly fixtures and tooling.

A2 Tool Steel -Q1-2019:- is air-hardened with excellent impact resistance. Used for punches, dies, and form tooling.

6061 Aluminium – Date TBC:-  As a general purpose aluminium, 6061 combines good machinability, strength, and weldability. It can additionally be anodised for a good surface finish.

316L Stainless Steel -Q1-2019:- Also known as marine grade stainless steel, 316L stainless steel exhibits very good corrosion resistance and excellent weldability.

Titanium Ti-6Al-4V -Q1-2019:- also known as Grade 5 titanium, is ideal for lightweight applications requiring high tensile strength and corrosion resistance. It is widely used in aerospace applications such as air-frame components and turbine blades.

D2 Tool Steel -Q1-2019:- An air-hardened tool steel with high carbon and chromium content, D2 trades toughness for great hardness and abrasion resistance. It is often used for cutting tools and dies.

7075  Aluminium – Date TBC:- is one of the strongest aluminium alloys available. With  a high strength-to-weight ratio, 7075 is stronger than many common structural steels.

H13 Tool Steel -Q1-2019:- is a hot work steel widely used in die casting and tooling applications. Alloyed with chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium, it is known for its strength and resistance to thermal shock.

Inconel 625 -Q1-2019:- Inconel’s strength combined with its impressive heat resistance makes it ideal for heat and pressure shielding. This super-alloy is used in jet engines and medical applications, and is very hard to machine.

Copper – Date TBC:- Known for its high thermal and electrical conductivity, ductility, and machinability, copper is widely used in heat exchangers, as well as electrical and construction applications.


COMPOSITES

Formed from the combination of two materials, composite parts are incredibly strong and versatile. The fabrication process enables you to print parts that are an order of magnitude stiffer and stronger than typical 3D printed objects.

ONYX:- yields stiff, strong, and accurate parts. Already 1.4 times stronger and stiffer than ABS, Onyx can be reinforced with any continuous fibre. Onyx sets the bar for surface finish, chemical resistance, and heat tolerance.

Carbon Fibre:- has the highest strength to weight ratio. Six times stronger and eighteen times stiffer than Onyx, Carbon Fibre reinforcement is commonly used for parts that replace machined aluminium.

Fiberglass:- is an entry level continuous fibre, providing high strength at an accessible price. Two and a half times stronger and seven times stiffer than Onyx, Fiberglass reinforcement results in strong, robust tools.

HSHT Fiberglass:- Five times as strong and seven times as stiff as Onyx, High Strength High Temperature (HSHT) Fiberglass is best used for parts loaded in high operating temperatures.

Kevlar® possesses excellent durability, making it optimal for parts that experience repeated and sudden loading. As stiff as fiberglass and much more ductile, it’s best used for end of arm tooling.


PLASTICS

PLA (polylactic acid) filament is reliabile and produces a good surface quality.  The PLA we use is made from organic and renewable sources. It’s safe, easy to print with and it serves a wide range of applications.

Tough PLA (polylactic acid) material with toughness similar to ABS. Ideal for reliably printing functional prototypes and tooling at larger sizes, our Tough PLA offers the same safe and easy use as regular PLA.

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is known for its good mechanical properties. Specifically formulated to minimise warping and ensure consistent interlayer adhesion, our ABS allows the creation of functional prototypes and complex end-use parts with ease.

Nylon (polyamide) is well-known for its impressive durability, high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, low friction, and corrosion resistance. With its ability to withstand significant mechanical stress, Nylon is a great choice for 3D printing tools, functional prototypes, and end-use parts.

PC (polycarbonate) filament, you can print strong and tough parts that retain dimensional stability when subjected to temperatures as high as 110 ºC.  PC is a perfect filament for printing mould, tools, functional prototypes and parts for short-run manufacturing.

CPE (copolyester) materials are chemical resistant, tough and demonstrate good dimensional stability. It is a preferred choice for both functional prototypes and mechanical parts. While both CPE and CPE+ provide similar performance characteristics, CPE+ provides the added benefit of higher temperature resistance and increased impact strength.

TPU 95A (thermoplastic polyurethane) filament is the go-to choice for a wide array of manufacturing projects that demand the qualities of both rubber and plastic. Designed for 3D printing consistency, TPU 95A is a semi-flexible and chemical resistant filament with strong layer bonding. In addition, it is easier and faster to print than other TPU filaments.

PP (polypropylene) is durable. It has high toughness, exceptional fatigue resistance, and low friction. It also has good chemical, temperature, and electrical resistance. PP is one of the most widely used plastics on the planet. From electrical components to living hinges, PP is the go-to material for prototyping and end-use products.

Visijet M3-X – a ABS like Plastic in White

Visijet M3- Crystal a Tough Translucent Plastic


SLA Materials

Standard Resins capture astonishing detail without sacrificing strength.

Engineering Resins are formulated to help reduce costs and iterate faster, and include: Grey Pro, Rigid, Durable, Tough, Flexible, and High Temp.

Jewellery Resins to prototype impressive concept models and manufacture distinctive pieces with sharp resolution and the best surface finish.

Dental Resins enable high precision, low-cost digital production of a range of dental products including surgical guides, orthodontic models, retainers, and aligners.

Ceramic 3D printed in silica-filled resin can be fired to create a fully ceramic piece.