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)
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.
Tough Resin (similar to plastic)
Tough Resin (similar to plastics) is ideal for prototyping strong, functional parts and components that withstand short-term stress or strain.
Black Tough Resin (similar to plastic)
Black tough resin (similar to plastic) is ideal for prototyping strong, functional components and components that withstand short-term stress or strain.
High Precision Resin (lost wax casting for jewelry)
High precision resin is widely used nowadays for the precision lost wax casting model.
VisiJet® M2 CAST is a 100% wax 3D printing material for the ProJet® MJP 2500W wax printer.
High Temperature Resistant Resin (similar to plastic)
Somos® ProtoTherm 12120 stereolithography material(similar to plastic) is the perfect solution for applications requiring resistance to heat and humidity.
Transparent Resin (similar to plastic)
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 is an optically clear stereolithography material that is easy to use and fast to build.
Translucent Resin (similar to plastic)
Translucent resin(similar to plastic) has strength and property of standard resin, excellent materials for artware and proofing of product research.
Flexible Resin (similar to silicone / rubber)
Godart® 8558 has excellent flexibility and toughness, no odor, low viscosity, easy to clean, and strong bending resistance.
The resin is only designed for the LCD model of the resin, not recommended DLP or SLA machine.
The PA12-L 1600 fine polyamide powder is ideal for a wide range of prototyping and rapid manufacturing applications.
PA 3200 GF is a whitish, glass-filled polyamide 12 powder which is characterised by an excellent stiffness in combination with good elongation at break.
PolyPropylene is a well-known, versatile plastic with interesting properties that makes it unique, and in some cases a convenient alternative to PA12.
TPU (Similar to Rubber)
The TPU-70A fine powder is ideal for prototypes and final parts for elastic structures, hoses, grips, bellows, bumpers, gaskets and so on.
PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) is considered as one of the world’s highest performing engineering thermoplastics.
ULTEM™ 1010 Filament
This ultra-performance 3D printing filament using ULTEM™ 1010 PEI (polyether imide) resin.
ULTEM® 9085 Filament
ULTEM™ 9085 resin is a flame-retardant, a kind of 3D printing material, high-performance thermoplastic.
PPSF/PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) material has the greatest heat and chemical resistance of all Fortus® materials - ideal for aerospace, automotive and medical applications.
ABSpro is a professional high-strength ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) based 3D printer filament.
ABS-M30 is 25 to 70 percent stronger than standard ABS, making it ideal for concept modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools and end use parts.
ABS ESD7 Filament
ABS-ESD7™ (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene-electrostatic dissipative) is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties.
Long Carbon Fiber Reinforced Filament
Nylon mixed with chopped carbon fiber offers a high-strength thermoplastic with excellent heat resistance, surface finish, and chemical resistance.
PETG is a perfect alternative to ABS and PLA, offering higher strength, lower shrinkage, and a smoother finish.
ABS Like Resin
Godart®8228 is a ABS like material which have super toughness, high hardness, and high strength.
PolyMax™ PLA is an incredibly easy-to-print filament with improved mechanical properties, making it an excellent alternative to ABS.
PP Like Resin
PP Like Resin produces parts with a smooth, glossy finish and high resistance to deformation for 3D printing.
Somos® Element is a new antimony-free stereolithography material that has been specifically created to improve the repeatability and quality of 3D printed casting patterns.
Dental LT Clear Resin
Manufacture affordable, high-quality occlusal splints in-house with Dental LT Clear Resin.
Laser-sintered parts made from Carbon Fiber Filled PA12 possess excellent material properties.
Windform® RL is a durable thermoplastic elastomer material with exceptional rubber-like distinguishing features.
Windform® GF 2.0 is a composite material with a polyamide base, which is filled with glass and aluminium.
Alumina (Al2O3) is one of the most important oxide ceramic materials and is characterized by high levels of hardness as well as good corrosion and temperature resistance.
The PA6 – X028 by BASF fine polyamide powder is ideal for high performance functional parts parts in automotive or industrial sector.
The PA612-GB 3800 offers new possibilities for the production of high performance functional parts for for demanding applications in automotive, transports, aerospace and robotics.
The PA11-GF 3450 fine polyamide powder is ideal for mechanical parts in the engine compartment, complex end-use parts for a wide range of applications from Automotive, Aerospace to Military industries.
The PA11-SX 1450 fine polyamide powder is ideal for end-use parts for Medical and Dental industry.
The PA11-SX 1350 fine polyamide powder is ideal for Mechanical parts in engine, fuel or oil tanks, complex end-use parts.
PolyMaxTM PC is an engineered PC filament combining excellent strength, toughness, heat resistance and printing quality.
Essentium PA-CF is a carbon fiber-infused polyamide filament specially formulated for additive manufacturing.
ABSpro - Flame Retardant is a professional, halogen free, self-extinguishing filament.
SLM Solutions' bronze CuSn10 is a copper-tin alloy with a high elongation and medium hardness.