3D Printing Materials
3d printing has come a long way in last 20 years or so! There are now a vast amount of materials that are able to be perfectly used to create the most stunning of 3d printing projects. The choices are endless and all come with unique benefits. If you are looking for something to provide long life, rigidity and durability, or perhaps a more flexible substance, they are all available. Your choice of material will be guided by the intended use of your new product. Our expert 3d designers can help you in choosing a material that is best suited for your new design. Call one of our friendly consultants today!
Probably the most commonly used Material in 3D Printing
Synthetic thermoplastic linear polyamide is likely to be the most commonly chosen material for 3d printing services. The most common form of this polyamide is more widely known as nylon. Nylon is an extremely flexible and durable material that is also entirely resistant to corrosion. The outstanding qualities of nylon make it the first and only choice for many 3d printing projects! A synthetic nylon polymer construction will be super strong and extremely resistant to accidental breakages. 3D Printing Nottingham highly recommend this as a fantastic choice for many of your 3d printing products. Our 3d plastic printer could be the right solution for you!
3D Metal Printing
Whilst nylon based materials are often the best choice, sometimes you may require a product with more rigidity. 3d printed parts is a fine example of this, and a metal choice will often fully meet your needs! From aluminium or other types of alloys to the extreme strength of steel, all can be used to create your new 3d printed item. This is particularly important if you are looking to produce working 3d parts, metal is extremely resilient to wear and tear and is likely to last for many years! There are a wide choice of metals available to fully satisfy and deliver you with a robust 3d printed product. 3D metal printing is now highly advanced and able to provide the most complex and long lasting creations.
Resin and Carbon Fibre 3D Printing
Carbon fibre, Kevlar (aramid), fiberglass, and many other forms of epoxy resin form extremely strong constructions. They are a great choice if you are looking to print a 3d model or a 3d printing prototype! For established designs they will produce great items that will last a lifetime! We have a top of the range 3d Carbon Fibre printer that is waiting for your next design!
Which is the Best Material for my 3D Printing?
The choice of material will highly depend on the style of your product, and its intended use. Metal, resin or plastic, they all are best suited to different items. Our design team can talk you through all of the options and offer the best advice to suit your individual requirements. If want to get something 3d printed, we can provide a great range of suitable 3d printing materials.