Non-Metallic 3D Printing Materials
In chemistry, a nonmetal (or non-metal) is a chemical element that mostly lacks the characteristics of a metal. Many different non-metallic materials can be used for 3D printing, such as ABS plastic, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereolithography materials (epoxy resins), wax, photopolymers and polycarbonate.
Most of the thermoplastic 3D printing materials can be used in home 3D printing and professional applications alike. The only difference is that professionals are leaning towards Laser Sintering instead of using the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).
There are many kinds of 3D printing technology. Correspondingly, there are also many 3D printing materials. According to the metal properties of materials, they can be divided into metal 3D printing materials and non-metal 3D printing materials. In addition, non-metallic 3D printing materials are much more than metallic 3D printing materials.
Here are the cards of non-metallic 3D printing materials:
Standard resin(similar to plastic) which is a kind of 3D printing material creates white, opaque, water-resistant parts.
PA12 has an excellent resistance to chemicals, including oils, greases, detergents, alcohols, salts, alkalis, hydrocarbons, aldehydes, and ketones.