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Selective laser sintering (SLS)

In the SLS process, plastic powder is melted layer by layer. The maximum installation space is: 950x450x400 mm.

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
PA 12 SLS Polyamide 12 (PA 12) is an engineering plastic that is an excellent material for stable components. Due to its high durability, as well as locking and sliding properties, polyamide has more than earned this place. Furthermore, the material offers excellent mechanical properties.
  • High stability and strength
  • Flexible prototypes
  • Minimal wall thicknesses possible
  • Good detail and resolution
  • Many variants possible
  • Many post-treatment options
  • Support material not necessary
PA-GF SLS PA-GF is a white powder which contains halogen. This powder stands out for its high stiffness and impressive elongation at break. Likewise, this material offers a flawless, smooth surface and a high level of detail.
  • High stiffness
  • Surfaces very smooth
  • Very good mechanical properties
  • High level of detail
  • Elongation at break is good
PA-AL SLS Polyamide powder and aluminium powder as a mixture gives alumide. Its peculiar metallic appearance is striking at first. However, this material also promises other properties such as high stiffness and excellent post-processing possibilities.
  • Metal look
  • High stiffness
  • Many post-treatment options
TPU SLS Thermoplastic polyurethane, also known as TPU, provides a particularly flexible and durable material. In addition, this material offers brilliant resistance.
  • Material is elastic
  • Wear resistant
  • High resistance
PP SLS PP is a thermoplastic material that is particularly resistant to chemicals and material fatigue. Furthermore, this material is extremely temperature-resistant.
  • High chemical resistance
  • Low material fatigue
FLEX SLS The so-called flex is a very elastic material and is characterised by dynamic resistance. At the same time, it is also extremely wear-resistant.
  • Material is elastic
  • High resistance
HST SLS HST is a fibre-reinforced composite material that combines excellent mechanical strength and thermal resistance. In addition, extremely good stiffness is offered here. Therefore, this material is mainly used for functional prototypes.
  • High mechanical load capacity
  • High thermal resistance
  • Functional prototypes are possible

 

Stereolithography (SLA)

In this process, a UV laser hardens liquid plastics. The maximum installation space is: 650x750x550mm

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
Xtreme SLA Xtreme by Accura is a material that scores above all with its excellent surface quality and robustness. In appearance and surface texture, Xtreme corresponds to a cast plastic. This material is often used for master models of vacuum casting.
  • Excellent surface quality
  • Good elongation at fracture properties
  • High impact resistance and stability
  • Similar to cast plastic
Resin – LTClear SLA Hard and elastic is above all resin – LTClear. Its high elongation at break and impact strength are particularly impressive. This material is suitable for switchgear and enclosures of all kinds.
  • High hardness
  • High elasticity
  • High elongation at break
  • High impact strength
  • Very well suited for enclosures and switching technology
ClearVue SLA Clear Vue is one of the few clear plastics with excellent resistance to over moisture. Clear Vue is particularly well suited for many applications where high transparency is important.
  • Very clear and translucent
  • High moisture resistance
  • USP class VI compliant
  • Biocompatible and dental compliant
  • Properties similar to polycarbonate
Resin – Tough SLA Resin – Tough is an extraordinarily resilient as well as resistant plastic that has particularly ABS-like properties. So Resin – Tough is used especially for robust and functional prototypes.
  • ABS-like mechanical properties
  • Very robust and resistant
  • Tensile strength of 55.7 MPa
  • Tensile modulus of elasticity of 2.7 GPa
  • Very well suited for robust and functional prototypes
Resin – High Temp SLA Resin – High Temp is a material that can be exposed to high temperatures without any problems. That is why this material is mainly used in this field.
  • Heat resistant up to 238 °C at 0.45 MPa
  • Detailed and precise prototypes
ACCURA 25 SLA The most convincing feature of ACCUR 25 is its high level of detail combined with extremely high impact and flexural strength. Due to the smooth surface, this material can also be excellently painted.
  • High flexibility with simultaneously high restoring force
  • Very good precision and detail resolution
  • Good bending strength
  • High impact resistance
  • Temperature resistant
  • Smooth surface
  • Very good paintability
  • High resistance
NEXT SLA NEXT comes particularly close to the properties of ABS. A great robustness and hardness is therefore definitely given.
  • Similar properties to ABS
  • High strength
  • Very good hardness
  • Appearance and surface of a thermoplastic
Taurus SLA Taurus scores particularly well in the areas of stability and temperature resistance. Components that require this are therefore in good hands with this material.
  • High stability
  • Temperature resistant
  • Heat resistant up to 90°C
  • Good surfaces

Multi Jet Modelling (MJM)

In the MJM process, a photopolymer is applied to a platform. The plastic is then immediately cured there.
The maximum installation space is: 1000x800x500 mm.

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
VeroClear MJM Vero Clear is mainly used for PolyJet printing. This material is based on synthetic resin and yet delivers a surface with a high level of detail. Furthermore, Vero Clear offers transparent properties. These are comparable to those of acrylic.
  • Highly detailed surfaces
  • Thin layer structure
  • Acrylic-like properties
Vero MJM Vero is a polyjet printing material and is also based on synthetic resin. This makes it possible to produce precise components with thin layers and detailed surfaces.

  • Particularly accurate components
  • Thin layers
  • Detailed surfaces
Agilus30 MJM Agilus30 is a very rubber-like plastic whose Shore hardness is 30A. Furthermore, it is available in the colour black. The properties of Agilus30 are very similar to those of NBR and EPDM. This material is particularly used in medicine, aviation and aerospace.
  • Shore hardness of 30A
  • Similar properties to NRB & EPDM
Digital ABS MJM Digital ABS is very similar to normal ABS material. The decisive difference is that Digital ABS is applied in the MJM process. This means that it is highly resistant to temperature and has a high level of detail. This plastic is mainly used for functional designs, as well as for snap-on connections at low as well as high temperatures.
  • High temperature resistance
  • High attention to detail
  • Production quality ABS
  • Suitable for snap-fit connections and functional designs
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Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

This process uses a print head to print a binder liquid into a powder bed of plastic. The liquid is thermally conductive and binds the plastic powder. The maximum installation space is: 380x284x380 mm.

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
PA 12 MJF Polyamide 12 (PA 12) is an engineering plastic that is an excellent material for stable components. Due to its high durability, as well as locking and sliding properties, polyamide has more than earned this place. Furthermore, the material offers excellent mechanical properties.
  • Good mechanical properties
  • High strength & toughness
  • Excellent sliding & wear behaviour
  • Perfectly suitable for robust components
PA-GF MJF MJF-PA-GF is 40 percent filled with glass beads. Thus, this material is a thermoplastic. Nearly perfect mechanical properties and a very high recyclability rate make it possible to drastically reduce production costs.
  • Optimal mechanical properties
  • A high recyclability rate of 70%
  • Meets UL-94 fire safety standard as well as UL-746A standard for plastics
  • Makes it possible to produce components in the best designs

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

Wire-shaped plastic is melted and applied layer by layer in this process. The maximum build space is: 914x609x914 mm

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
PLA FDM MJF-PA-GF is 40 percent filled with glass beads. Thus, this material is a thermoplastic material. Nearly perfect mechanical properties and a very high recyclability rate make it possible to drastically reduce production costs.
  • Biocompatible
  • High stiffness
  • Low-cost material option
  • Made from renewable raw materials
  • Easy to work with
  • Large colour selection
PLA-metallic FDM PLA metal-containing is, as the name suggests, a metal-containing material. It combines the properties of normal PLA with the optical and electromagnetic properties of metal. At the same time, it can be printed in the same way as normal PLA. The difference is that the result has a higher weight. This material is particularly suitable for figures, jewellery, craft creations and also props.
  • Very dense material
  • Easy to print
  • Basic material made from renewable raw materials
  • Suitable for jewellery, figurines, props or craft creations
ABS FDM Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) has remarkable stability, as well as strength. Furthermore, it offers high durability, a wide range of colours and functional properties. Mostly this material is used in medicine and also in architecture.
  • Great strength & stability
  • High durability
  • Good functional properties
  • Available in various colours
  • Wide range of applications
ABS-ESD7 FDM Dissipating electrostatic charges is a unique selling point of ABS-ESD7 compared to normal ABS. Thus, the field of application of ABS-ESD7 is in electronic products.
  • Function for the dissipation of electrostatic charges
  • Suitable for electronic products
  • Use in areas with electrostatic charge
ASA FDM ASA offers excellent UV resistance as well as high robustness. At the same time, the mechanical properties of ASA are comparable to those of ABS.
  • UV-resistant
  • High resistance
  • ABS-like properties
PETG FDM PETG is a very stable, clear and above all very easy to use material for 3D printing. PETG is particularly characterised by its strength, temperature resistance, flexibility and resilience. PETG is often used for visible components as well as for mechanical components.

  • Flexibility, strength and resilience
  • Tempair resistance
  • Applicable to various areas
  • Clear, stable material
  • Suitable for functional prototypes, also for coarser threads within components
PA 6 FDM Polyamide 6 (PA 6) can be found in the category of engineering plastics. First of all, its mechanical properties are particularly striking. Strength and robustness as well as the extremely excellent sliding and wear behaviour make this material a good choice for robust components.
  • High strength (Higher than PA 12)
  • Excellent sliding and wear behaviour
  • Ideal for functional prototypes
PC FDM Polycarbonate (PC) is a thermoplastic with excellent heat resistance, as well as very good mechanical resistance. Impressively, however, polycarbonate also has excellent impact and shock resistance.
  • Heat resistant
  • Good mechanical resistance
  • High shock and impact resistance
PC/ABS FDM PC/ABS is a material blend of polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Thus, excellent strength and heat resistance of PC are combined with the good flexibility of ABS.
  • Heat resistant
  • Good flexibility
ULTEM 9085 FDM ULTEM 9085 is one of the high-performance thermoplastics that offer good chemical resistance. In addition, ULTEM 9085 is flame retardant and heat resistant up to 153 degrees Celsius. The material is particularly suitable for lightweight construction because it meets the FST safety standards.
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Durable flame retardant
  • Heat resistant up to 153°C
  • Particularly well suited for lightweight construction
ULTEM 1010 FDM Also ULTEM 1010 is a high performance thermoplastic resin. It meets NSF 51 food contact certification, ISO 10993/USP Class VI biocompatibility standard and UL94-VO flame retardancy standard. Thus ULTEM 1010 is heat resistant up to 216 degrees Celsius.
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Food contact certified to NSF 51
  • Biocompatible according to ISO 10993/USP
  • Flame retardant according to UL94-VO
  • Heat resistant up to 216°C
PETG-CF FDM PETG-CF is counted among the materials containing carbon fibres. The AM1800 material reinforces PETG-CF with 20 percent carbon fibres, which is why the material offers excellent stiffness. Furthermore, PETG-CF can distinguish itself with an optically beautiful, matt surface.
  • High stiffness
  • Temperature resistant up to 80°C
  • Optically appealing matt surface
TPU (rubbery) FDM TPU has striking rubber-like properties and is thus one of the rather lightweight plastics. TPU scores particularly well with its impressive impact strength and resistance to chemicals. Thus, the field of application of TPU lies in textiles and flexible prototypes.
  • Lightweight plastic with rubber-like properties
  • High elasticity, flexibility and impact resistance, even in cold conditions
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High wear resistance and ageing resistance
ABSi FDM Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene biocompatible (ABSi) is a thermoplastic which is very similar to normal ABS. The crucial difference is that it has a high impact resistance. At the same time, it is stiffer and more durable than standard ABS. Incidentally, another optical property is that ABSi is translucent. This makes ABSi particularly suitable for applications where light transmission and flow must also be taken into account.
  • High impact resistance
  • Biocompatible
  • Permeable to light
PC-ISO FDM PC-ISO is an FDM thermoplastic that is biocompatible. With PC-ISO, engineers can produce prototypes, moulds and products from heat-resistant material for the food, pharmaceutical and medical industries.
  • Biocompatible
  • Heat resistant
  • ISO10993
  • USP Class V
  • ETO sterilisable
PPSF/PPSU FDM The material PPSU combines strong mechanical performance with high temperature and chemical resistance. Thus, PPSU can be used for complicated applications such as injection moulds, automotive parts, heat, chemical, plasma and radiation sterilisation.
  • High temperature and chemical resistance
  • Sterilisable
  • Strong mechanical performance
GreenTEC FDM The GreenTEC material, invented especially for high-performance applications, delivers in particular very high temperature resistance, as well as excellent mechanical properties. Incidentally, a decisive advantage is that GreenTEC is approved via the FDA, REACH and RoHS standards.
  • Made from renewable raw materials
  • Excellent tensile strength
  • Temperature resistance up to 115°C VICAT
  • Biodegradable (DIN EN ISO 14855)
  • Approved for FDA, REACH and RoHS standards

Binder Jetting (BJ)

Sand is bonded layer by layer by a binder in this process. The maximum installation space is: 1000x1800x700 mm.

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
Quartz sand BJ Quartz sand is available in almost endless quantities all over the world. Without question, quartz sand offers high thermal resistance and excellent strength. Thus, quartz sand is a very good choice especially for sand casting.
  • Economical production
  • High thermal resistance
  • High strength
  • Optimal suitability for sand casting

Colorjet printing (CJP)

This process allows for colourful models. The fine polyamide powder is bonded layer by layer with a binder-containing ink. The maximum installation space is: 250x380x200 mm.

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
VisiJet PXL CJP VisiJet PXL was invented specifically for making realistic, detailed full-colour models. Thus VisiJet PXL is especially applied for concept models, assemblies and prototypes.
  • Specially developed for realistic, high-resolution full-colour models
  • Excellent for ColorBond infiltration

Hot lithography

This process uses a specially developed coating and heating mechanism, which can process even highly viscous resins and pastes at a temperature of up to 120°C and with great precision. The maximum installation space is 200x100x300 mm

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
Evolution Hot Lithography The so-called Evolution material is particularly characterised by a matt surface and an excellent feel. Evolution is perfectly suited for cutting threads in order to produce secure screw connections.

  • Matt surface
  • Excellent haptics
  • Tapping of threads possible
Evolution FR Hot Lithography Evolution FR is a material that is flame retardant and even has UL94 V0 classification. This makes Evolution FR particularly suitable for the production of small to medium series of flame-retardant final components. But Evolution FR is also regularly used for functional prototypes in product and component development.
  • Flame retardant with UL94 V0 classification
Precision Hot-Lithography Precision, as the name suggests, is particularly suitable for precision applications. Often one needs this material to be able to produce small components precisely.
  • Specially for small components
  • High precision possible
  • Excellent material properties

Vacuum casting

With this method, models made by other methods can be reproduced in a silicone rubber mould. The maximum installation space is: 350x350x300 mm

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
MG 703 (PP/PE similar) Vacuum casting MG 703 is particularly similar to the materials PP and PE. Thus MG 703 is a good choice for prototyping.
  • High impact strength
  • Good flexural strength
  • Application temperatures from 40°C-100°C
  • RoHS compliant
MG 804 (ABS/PA similar) vacuum casting MG 804 also has similarities with two other materials. Namely, ABS and PA have similar material properties. Again, MG 804 is thus suitable for prototyping if the final material is ABS or also PA.
  • Very good casting properties
  • Good impact strength
  • Easily dyeable
  • Low aggressiveness to silicones
  • RoHS compliant
PU casting resin Vacuum casting The PU casting resin, as the name suggests, is a resin based on polyurethane. PU casting resin is ideally suited for the casting of prototype parts.
  • Based on polyurethane
ProtoFlex Vacuum Casting ProtoFlex is perfect for flexible prototypes. Different degrees of hardness are also possible.
  • Flexible components
  • Various degrees of hardness possible

Silicone Additive Manufacturing (SAM)

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
Medical silicone SAM Medical silicone is needed for medical applications. The silicone is cured layer by layer by UV light and thus offers ideal quality. The following data are important to know about medical silicone:

Precision according to: ISO DIN EN 2768-1 m

Available in four shore hardnesses: 20A, 35A, 50A and 60A

Certified according to: DIN ISO 10993 5 and DIN ISO 10993 10

  • Biocompatible
  • Low-cost production technology
  • Quick manufacturing
  • Available in four Shore hardnesses

Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF)

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
PA 11 SAF PA 11 is made from castor oil and is therefore an environmentally friendly material. Compared to PA 12, it has better mechanical properties. For example, PA 11 has higher ductility, impact strength, abrasion and fatigue resistance, improved isotropy and better chemical resistance.
  • Longevity
  • Production of larger quantities
  • High strength & stability
  • Flexible prototypes
  • Minimal wall thicknesses
  • Good resolution and detail
  • High variety of variants
  • Variety of post-treatments
  • No support material (support) required

Metal

Selective laser melting (SLM)

The SLM process uses a laser to melt metal powder layer by layer. The maximum installation space is: 300x300x350 mm

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
Steel Corrax SLM Corrax (CL91RW) is a corrosion-resistant tool steel that has high strength to offer. In addition, Corrax delivers food grade certification, as well as excellent finishing capability.
  • High corrosion resistance
  • High strength
  • Food certified
  • Good finishing capabilities
Stainless steel (1.2709) SLM Stainless steel (1.2709) is also a tool steel and therefore a highly strong steel. It also offers excellent tensile strength, as well as toughness.
  • Excellent tensile strength & toughness
  • Particularly low distortion
  • Can be used temporarily at up to 450°C
Stainless steel (1.4404) SLM Stainless steel (1.4404) is a stainless steel alloy which scores with excellent corrosion resistance and high conductivity.
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • High conductivity
Aluminium (AISi10Mg) SLM Aluminium (AISi10Mg) is an aluminium alloy with a high strength at a comparatively very low weight. Furthermore, a high dynamic load capacity is offered here.
  • High strength
  • Low weight
  • High dynamic load capacity
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  • Excellent for aerospace applications
Inconel (IN625) SLM Inconel (IN625) is counted among nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloys. It is offered high strength and exceptional corrosion resistance.
  • Nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloy
  • High strength
  • High heat resistance
  • High corrosion resistance
  • High oxidation resistance
Inconel (IN718) SLM Inconel (IN718) is also a nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloy and is characterised by the same properties as already Inconel (IN625).
  • Nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy
  • High strength
  • High heat resistance (700°C)
  • High corrosion resistance
  • High oxidation resistance
Steel (1.4542) SLM The steel (1.4542) offers excellent strength and ductility, as well as very high corrosion resistance. Furthermore, the material can be easily sterilised. Titanium (TiAl6V4) meets even the highest demands. Due to a high strength, corrosion resistance, as well as the low density of the material, this material is a good choice.
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Sterilisable
  • High strength
  • High ductility
Titanium (TiAl6V4) SLM Titanium (TiAl6V4) meets even the highest demands. Due to its high strength, corrosion resistance and low density, this material is a good choice.

  • Titanium alloy
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Low weight

 

Direct Metal Printing (DMP)

Material Name Technology Properties Advantages / Benefits
Steel (1.4542) DMP Polyamide (PA) 12 is an engineering plastic that stands out above all for its good mechanical properties. At the same time, PA 12 offers high strength and toughness, as well as excellent sliding and wear behaviour.
These properties make this plastic above all a good material for robust components.
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Sterilisable
  • High strength
  • High ductility
Aluminium (AISi10Mg) DMP Aluminium (AISi10Mg) is an aluminium alloy with a high strength at a comparatively very low weight. Furthermore, a high dynamic load capacity is offered here.
  • High strength
  • Low weight
  • High dynamic load capacity
  • Excellent for aerospace applications
Titanium (TiA16V4) DMP Titanium (TiAl6V4) meets even the highest demands. Due to a high strength, corrosion resistance, as well as the low density of the material, this material is a good choice.
  • Titanium alloy
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Low weight