3D Printing – FDM Materials

FDM Materials – Thermoplastics

3D print durable parts in production-grade materials FDM Technology builds parts in the same strong, stable plastics used in injection molding, CNC machining and other traditional manufacturing processes. Harness the power of 3D printing while relying on tested, established thermoplastics.

Material Documents:
FDM Materials Overview
Material Safety Data Sheets
Fortus Systems & Material Overview

FDM Materials

ABSplusABSplus

ABSplus offers the widest range of colors available with FDM Technology (ivory, white, black, dark gray, red, blue, olive green, nectarine and fluorescent yellow), plus the option for custom colors. Parts 3D printed in this material are mechanically strong and stable over time. Because ABSplus works with soluble support materials, support removal is hands-free, and complex shapes and deep cavities require no extra effort.

ABSplus Material Spec Sheet
ABS Plus Material Safety Data Sheet

ABSi

ABSi

3D print see-through parts when light transmission or flow monitoring are important. Create concept models and functional prototypes that mimic the final product, without outsourcing. ABSi lets designers and engineers expand use of their Stratasys 3D Production Systems beyond tough opaque parts. This material is especially useful in automotive, aerospace and medical-device manufacturing.

ABSi Material Spec Sheet
ABSi Material Safety Data Sheet

ABS-M30

ABS-M30

ABS-M30 has strong mechanical properties that make it ideal for concept models and moderate-requirement parts including functional prototypes, jigs, fixtures, manufacturing tooling and end-use parts. It works with soluble support material for hands-free support removal to make your product-development process more efficient. Colors include natural, white, black, dark gray, red and blue.

ABS-M30 Material Spec Sheet
ABS-M30 Material Safety Data Sheet

ABS-M30i

ABS-M30i

ABS-M30i works with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology to build functional prototypes, tooling and end-use parts that can be gamma or EtO sterilized. This engineering thermoplastic has good mechanical strength and complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class IV. FDM Technology offers a soluble support material for ABS-M30i, so support removal is efficient and hands-free. ABS-M30i works with Fortus 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems.

ABS-M30i Material Spec Sheet
ABS-M30i Material Safety Data Sheet

ABS-ESD7

ABS-ESD7

On the Fortus 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems, ABS-ESD7 lets electronics manufacturers expand the use of 3D printing onto the assembly line. Static dissipation also makes the material ideal for applications in the presence of powders, dust and mist that might otherwise be attracted to a plastic part.

ABS-ESD7 standard FDM thermoplastic works with soluble support technology, so support removal is hands-free and complex parts require no extra effort.

ABS-ESD7 Material Spec Sheet
ABS-ESD7 Material Safety Data Sheet

ABSplusASA

UV stability, outstanding aesthetics and good mechanical properties make ASA a great choice for functional prototypes and even end-use parts. Ease of use makes it a top pick for iterative testing and design. ASA combines mechanical strength and UV stability with the best part aesthetics FDM technology has to offer. Build enduring prototypes to test fit, form and function – or produce practical end-use parts for outdoor use. From electrical housings and brackets to automotive prototypes, ASA will give your designs a place in the sun. ASA works with soluble support materials for easy, hands-free removal and can be used on all Production Series Performance 3D Printers.  The ASA material line consists of 10 different colors: red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue, white, dark gray, and light gray.

ASA Material Spec Sheet
ASA Material Safety Data Sheet
ASA vs ABS Brochure

Nylon

Nylon

Nylon 12 parts built on a Fortus 3D Production System are the toughest in the industry, exhibiting 100-300 percent better elongation at break and superior fatigue resistance over any other additive manufacturing technology. Nylon offers the best Z-axis lamination and highest impact strength of any FDM thermoplastic, as well as excellent chemical resistance.

Nylon Material Spec Sheet
Nylon Material Safety Data Sheet

PC

PC

PC and FDM Technology produce functional prototypes, tooling and end-use parts in a familiar, durable engineering material. PC’s high tensile and flexural strength make it ideal for demanding prototyping needs, tooling and fixtures, and patterns for metal bending and composite work. Low-volume manufacturing and customization become feasible, and testing provides more confidence.

Breakaway or soluble support materials are available for PC.

PC Material Spec Sheet
PC Material Safety Data Sheet

PC-ABS

PC-ABS

Engineers and designers use PC-ABS in demanding applications like power-tool prototyping and industrial equipment manufacturing. 3D printing in real engineering thermoplastics results in stronger parts, more confident testing and prototypes that mimic the material properties of the final product. PC-ABS works with soluble support material, meaning support removal is hands-free and complex parts with deep internal cavities take no extra effort.

PC-ABS Material Spec Sheet
PC-ABS Material Safety Data Sheet

PC-ISO

PC-ISO

PC-ISO is the strongest, most heat-resistant biocompatible material available with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology. It is gamma and EtO sterilizable and complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class IV. This engineering thermoplastic works with breakaway support material

PC-ISO Material Spec Sheet
PC-ISO Material Safety Data Sheet

PPSF

PPSF / PPSU

PPSF/PPSU offers the highest heat resistance of any FDM thermoplastic, good mechanical strength and resistance to petroleum and solvents. It is gamma, EtO and autoclave sterilizable.

PPSF / PPSU Material Spec Sheet
PPSF / Material Safety Data Sheet

 

ULTEM 9085

ULTEM 9085

On the Fortus 400mc and 900mc 3D Production Systems, ULTEM 9085 offers a well-vetted high-performance thermoplastic. Advanced applications include functional testing, manufacturing tooling and direct digital manufacturing of end-use parts — including aircraft interior components and ductwork.

This high-performance FDM thermoplastic expands the use of additive manufacturing into applications that demand thermal and chemical resistance. ULTEM 9085 works with breakaway support material and is available in tan and black.

ULTEM 9085 Material Spec Sheet
ULTEM 9085 Material Safety Data Sheet

 

ULTEM 1010

ULTEM 1010

ULTEM 1010’s outstanding strength and thermal stability make it ideal for advanced tooling and prototyping applications in the automotive, aerospace, medical and food-production industries. Its food-contact and biocompatibility certifications expand the use of additive manufacturing into applications like custom food-production tools and autoclave-sterilizable medical devices.

ULTEM 1010 Material Spec Sheet
ULTEM 1010 Material Safety Data Sheet