3D printing materials
Material Full name of material Material characteristics and Application
ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ABS is the most commonly used printing material for FDM. Currently, it has a variety of colors to choose from, and is the most popular printing material for consumer 3D printer users, such as printing many toys of "Lego" type and making many creative home decorations. ABS materials are usually assembled in thin wire discs and printed by heating and melting through a 3D printing nozzle. Because the nozzle needs to be solidified immediately after spraying, the temperature of the nozzle heating is controlled in the thermal melting point of ABS material 1 ~ 2℃ higher, different ABS due to different melting points, for the nozzle that can not adjust the temperature is not matched.
PC Polycarbonate PC material is a true thermoplastic material, with all the characteristics of engineering plastics: high strength, high temperature resistance, impact resistance, bending resistance, can be used as the final part. The sample made of PC material can be directly assembled and used for transportation and home appliance industry. PC material color is relatively single, only white, but its strength is about 60% higher than ABS material, with super engineering material properties, widely used in consumer electronics, home appliances, automobile manufacturing, aerospace, medical equipment and other fields.
Nylon + GF Glass fiber reinforced polyamide Nylon glass fiber is a kind of white powder. Compared with ordinary plastics, its tensile strength and bending strength are enhanced, thermal deformation temperature and modulus of the material are improved, shrinkage rate of the material is reduced, but the surface becomes rough, impact strength is reduced. The thermal deformation temperature of the material is 110℃, which is mainly used in the fields of automobiles, household appliances and consumer electronics.
PC-ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene-Styrene-Polycarbonate PC-ABS material is one of the most widely used thermoplastic engineering plastics. Pc-abs has the toughness of ABS and the high strength and heat resistance of PC materials, and is mostly used in automobile, home appliances and communication industries. Pc-abs can be used to print thermoplastic parts including concept models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and final parts.
PCISO Polycarbonate-iso Pc-iso material is a white thermoplastic material certified by medical hygiene, with high strength, widely used in medicine and medical device industry, for surgical simulation, skull repair, dentistry and other professional fields. At the same time, because it has all the properties of PC, it can also be used in the food and drug packaging industry, and the samples can be used as conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and final parts.
PSU Polysulfone PSU is an amber material with a thermal deformation temperature of 189℃. It has the highest strength, best heat resistance and best corrosion resistance among all thermoplastic materials. It is usually used as final parts and is widely used in aerospace, transportation and medical industries. PSU materials provide a direct digital manufacturing experience and are very stable and can be used in conjunction with RORTUS devices to achieve amazing results.
Acrylic Methyl MethacrylateMMA Acrylic (plexiglass) material surface finish is good, can be printed out transparent and translucent products. Currently, it is possible to print dental models using acrylic materials for orthodontic treatment.
Alumide Nylon aluminum powder Nylon aluminum powder is a part of aluminum powder mixed in nylon powder, which is printed by SLS technology to make the printed product have metallic luster. When the content of aluminum powder increased from 0 to 50%, the thermal deformation temperature, tensile strength, bending strength, bending modulus and hardness of the finished product were increased by 87 ℃, 10.4%, 62.1%, 122.3% and 70.4% respectively compared with those of pure nylon sintered parts. In addition, the tensile strength, elongation at break and impact strength of the sintered parts also increased with the decrease of the average particle size of aluminum powder. This material is often used in the printing of creative products of decorations and jewelry.
Resin Resin Resin usually refers to the heat after softening or melting range, softening under the action of external forces have a tendency to flow, at room temperature is solid, semi-solid, sometimes can also be liquid organic polymer. Generally insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents. Resin can be divided into natural resin and synthetic resin according to the source; According to its processing behavior and thermoplastic resin and thermosetting resin points. Resin is an important raw material for SLA light curing molding, and its variations are many, including transparent and semi-solid shapes, which can be used to make intermediate design process models. Because its molding accuracy is higher than FDM, it can be used as biological model or medical model.
Rubber material Rubber material Rubber material because of its A shore hardness, elongation at break, tear strength and tensile strength and other characteristics. Therefore, 3D-printed rubber products are mainly consumer electronics, medical equipment and automotive interior materials.