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.
Stratasys ABS-CF10 combines the benefits of a carbon fiber filament with the desirable mechanical properties and ease of use of ABS 3D printing material. The result is an engineering thermoplastic with superior strength and rigidity for factory floor tooling applications.
Significantly reduce your tooling lead time by 3D printing them with Stratasys ABS-CF10 instead of machining. Depending on the application, carbon-reinforced ABS can replace metal for lighter, more ergonomic tooling. Combined with soluble support, Stratasys ABS-CF10 can achieve complex geometries that aren’t possible with machining.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
** NEW ** ABS-ESD7 now offers FDM strength and static-dissipation on the F370 3D Printing System. Electronics manufacturers can expand the use of 3D printing onto the assembly line with this durable material that works with soluble support removal, enabling complex parts with no extra effort.
- Tensile Strength: 36 MPa (XZ Axis)
- Tensile Modulus: 2,400 MPa (XZ Axis)
- HDT @66 PSI: 96°C
- Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: 8.825 mm/mm/°C
ABS-ESD7 standard FDM thermoplastic works with soluble support technology, so support removal is hands-free and complex parts require no extra effort.
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.
Antero 800NA is one of the Stratasys PEKK materials, possessing excellent physical and mechanical properties. In addition to being tough and wear-resistant, Antero 800NA is characterized by high strength, high heat resistance, low outgassing and superior chemical resistance. These qualities make it a useful aerospace material and suitable for applications requiring durability and weight reduction.
Antero 800NA combines the benefits of PEKK with FDM’s design freedom, allowing more complex geometries free from typical machining constraints. 3D printing with PEKK also saves material by using it only where needed, reducing cost, compared to the substantial waste of machined PEKK.
Antero 840CN03 - Customized to Perform.
Meet the most critical design requirements.
Antero™ 840CN03 is a PEKK-based FDM thermoplastic combining the excellent physical and mechanical qualities of PEKK with electrostatic dissipative (ESD) properties. The material is filled 3% by weight with carbon nanotubes.
As a high-performance polymer, Antero 840CN03 exhibits exceptional chemical and wear resistance, ultra-low outgassing properties and consistent ESD performance. ESD values range from 104 – 109 ohms per square inch. This makes the material particularly suitable for space and industrial applications where these qualities are critical.
Build Tougher Tools with Diran 410MF07
Upgrade to tough, low-friction tooling.
Diran™ 410MF07 is a nylon-based thermoplastic FDM® material, mineral-filled 7% by weight. It demonstrates very good toughness and impact strength combined with resistance to hydrocarbon-based chemicals. Its smooth, lubricious surface quality offers low sliding resistance.
Typical applications include jigs, fixtures and other forms of general manufacturing tooling, and is particularly effective for applications needing a non-marring interface between the tool and the workpiece.
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.
FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber (Nylon 12CF) combines nylon 12 and chopped carbon fiber to achieve the highest flexural strength and stiffness-to-weight ratio of any FDM material. Nylon 12CF provides a cleaner carbon fiber additive process than SLA with equivalent strength properties.
FDM Nylon 12CF offers the strength and rigidity to replace metal in certain applications. Replace heavy metal tools with lighter, ergonomic carbon fiber FDM tools. Validate designs faster with carbon fiber functional prototypes instead of costly and time-consuming metal prototypes.
FDM Nylon 6 possesses the best combination of tensile strength and toughness among FDM materials. It fills the niche between the flexibility of FDM Nylon 12 and the rigidity of carbon-filled FDM Nylon 12CF.
3D print with one of the most widely used commercial nylons. FDM Nylon 6 delivers the right balance of performance in an FDM filament to successfully print nylon 6 prototypes and parts.
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.
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-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
A stiff thermoplastic made from renewable resources, PLA is perfect for quick concept verification at a low cost. It works with fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 series and comes in 11 different color options. PLA also has a low melting point, which means it requires less heat and power to print parts.
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.
ST-130 is a soluble 3D printing material. It’s main use is for making sacrificial 3D printed composite tools for hollow core parts like tubes, manifolds and ducts. The dissolvable ST-130 filament is printed to form a mold in the shape of the final desired part. The composite material is then wrapped around the mold and cured. After cure, the part and mold are immersed in a solution bath, dissolving the ST-130 sacrificial material, leaving the finished hollow composite part. ST-130 is capable of autoclave cure and is typically used with a standard triangle fill pattern to promote fast dissolution, optimize build speed and conserve material. It’s particularly advantageous for making complex hollow composite shapes, which would normally require multipiece clamshell molds that produce seams in the part. Molds made with ST-130 let you create seamless, single-piece parts in one lay-up operation.
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 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.
PolyJet photopolymers offer an astonishing level of detail and final-product realism that surpasses all other 3D printing technologies. With chameleon-like ability to simulate clear, flexible and rigid materials and engineering plastics — and even combine multiple material properties into one model — your prototypes could easily be mistaken for final products.