3D Printing Materials
3D printing Materials
Material science is as important as the 3D printer
technology to the success of the 3D printing worl...
1.Plastic Filament
Plastic is the most common material used in 3D printing
because of its low cost and it’s easy to use, i...
ABS is rigid plastic produced from petroleum.
ABS plastic is less crumbly comparing it to other
plastics like PLA. It requ...
PLA Polylactic acid or polylactide
(PLA, Poly)
PLA is biodegradable plastic material. It’s made from
renewable resources s...
Flexible Plastic (TPE)
Polyethylene terephthalate material has the same
printability of ABS and PLA but with more flexibil...
Nylon
(Polyamide)
Polyamide is biocompatible plastic material. It’s
made from renewable resources such as
cornstarch. It’s...
Glow in the dark plastic is available as PLA
and ABS filaments. The filament is made with
phosphorus dye, the same materia...
Wood Filament
Wood filament is similar to PLA and can be
printed between 175 ºC and 250 ºC. The final
object will look and...
Copper Filament
Copper filament is printed with a
desktop 3D printer. It’s similar to
printing with actual copper but
much...
2. Powder
Using powder to 3D print is popular but usually used in a larger
company space because of the size of the machin...
Full-Color Sandstone
One of the few materials that offer full-color capabilities. It works by laying down
thin layers of p...
Flexible and Strong Plastic
Strong and flexible plastic is printed with nylon powder. It is
very flexible, it can be used ...
Porcelain Ceramic
Porcelain is a unique material. Porcelain is printed with
ceramic powder using the Selective Laser Sinte...
Metallic Plastic (Alumide)
Alumide is printed using selective laser sintering (SLS). Products printed in
alumide are a mix...
3. Resin
Resin is a liquid material, Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing
(DLP) processes uses resin. It i...
4. Metals
Brass, Bronze, Platinum, Silver and Gold
Brass, bronze, silver and gold are printed the same way. The model is
printed in ...
Steel
Steel is printed by depositing a liquid binder onto steel powder
then infused with bronze. The material is very stro...
Aluminum
Products are printed with aluminum powder using the selective laser
melting
process. The material is very strong ...
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  1. 1. 3D Printing Materials
  2. 2. 3D printing Materials Material science is as important as the 3D printer technology to the success of the 3D printing world. It’s been a long time since 3D printing has graduated from its focal point of plastics only and are expanding to other materials like ceramic, titanium, and even chocolate. In some areas 3D printing has made tremendous leaps to create new materials that are created exclusively for 3D printing. In my never ending passion to learn more about the 3D Printing Materials world, I’ve put together a list of materials.
  3. 3. 1.Plastic Filament Plastic is the most common material used in 3D printing because of its low cost and it’s easy to use, it’s also the easiest to melt and can solidify at low temperatures. Two common 3D printable plastics are ABS and PLA. ◎
  4. 4. ABS is rigid plastic produced from petroleum. ABS plastic is less crumbly comparing it to other plastics like PLA. It requires higher extruder temperature. A heated printing surface is recommended to prevent warping of the 3D printed material. While printing ABS, there is usually a smell of hot plastic. It’s better to store ABS spool in an airtight container because ABS moisture magnet that could lead to breakage in the build. ABS is the cheapest material. However, it is not recyclable and is known not to be environmentally friendly. ABS plastic is available in many colors. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  5. 5. PLA Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA, Poly) PLA is biodegradable plastic material. It’s made from renewable resources such as cornstarch, sugar cane, tapioca roots, or potato starch, which makes it the most environmentally friendly 3D printing material. Just like ABS, It’s commonly used desktop 3D printing material. PLA doesn’t need a heated bed, unlike ABS. It’s odorless and has less warping issues. It’s offered in many colors.It can also be recycled. (check out: Speed modeling of Kylo Ren)
  6. 6. Flexible Plastic (TPE) Polyethylene terephthalate material has the same printability of ABS and PLA but with more flexibility. The filament is transparent, lightweight, stiff and impact resistant. The material is commonly used in the production of automotive parts, household appliances, medical supplies and smart phone covers.
  7. 7. Nylon (Polyamide) Polyamide is biocompatible plastic material. It’s made from renewable resources such as cornstarch. It’s very strong, durable and flexible. Nylon is less crumbly and stronger than ABS and PLA. It can be used to make models that will be in contact with food. It has a slight smell but not as strong as the smell of ABS. The nylon material must be dried before printing and to prevent warping, printing on cardboard is necessary.
  8. 8. Glow in the dark plastic is available as PLA and ABS filaments. The filament is made with phosphorus dye, the same material that’s used to make sticky star and glowsticks. 3D printing with glow filament is the same as printing standard PLA or ABS. Glow in the Dark Plastic
  9. 9. Wood Filament Wood filament is similar to PLA and can be printed between 175 ºC and 250 ºC. The final object will look and smell like wood. Just like wood, the final object can be cut and painted.
  10. 10. Copper Filament Copper filament is printed with a desktop 3D printer. It’s similar to printing with actual copper but much easier. The weight of the material is three times heavier than regular PLA filament. Copper filament will print on both heated and non-heated build platforms. The material has no warping issues.
  11. 11. 2. Powder Using powder to 3D print is popular but usually used in a larger company space because of the size of the machines and it requires special handling techniques.
  12. 12. Full-Color Sandstone One of the few materials that offer full-color capabilities. It works by laying down thin layers of powder and selectively binding this powder together to produce solid parts. The final product is a hard, brittle material that is great for figurines, visual models, and life-like models. the material doesn’t work well for any model that has a hanging structure since it’s likely to break easily. Also, not best suited for models that will be used for daily handling nor to functional parts. Models made with full-color sandstone are not recyclable, not food safe and will fade if it’s exposed to water. The material is heatproof to 60 ºC/140 ºF degrees.
  13. 13. Flexible and Strong Plastic Strong and flexible plastic is printed with nylon powder. It is very flexible, it can be used to make iphone cases and jewelry. It’s is not recyclable and it’s not food-safe. The material is heatproof to 80 ºC/176 ºF degrees.
  14. 14. Porcelain Ceramic Porcelain is a unique material. Porcelain is printed with ceramic powder using the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technique. Firing and glazing technique are used to produce the final products. Porcelain is food, dishwasher, and oven safe. The material is recyclable and very heat resistant.
  15. 15. Metallic Plastic (Alumide) Alumide is printed using selective laser sintering (SLS). Products printed in alumide are a mix of polyamide powder and fine aluminum particles. The material is strong but crumbly and usually used to make jewelry. Metallic plastic is heatproof to 78 C/172 degrees
  16. 16. 3. Resin Resin is a liquid material, Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) processes uses resin. It is used to create complex and solid forms that are incredibly detailed with a smooth surface in white, black or transparent colors. The items are printed upside-down as it rises out of the liquid.
  17. 17. 4. Metals
  18. 18. Brass, Bronze, Platinum, Silver and Gold Brass, bronze, silver and gold are printed the same way. The model is printed in wax then to solidify into a mold, a liquid plaster is poured and then the metal object is cast and polished. This material is suitable for sculptures, jewelry, and functional mechanical parts.
  19. 19. Steel Steel is printed by depositing a liquid binder onto steel powder then infused with bronze. The material is very strong. The material is suitable for very large objects, jewelry, spare parts, full functional parts. It’s not food-safe and not recyclable. The material is heatproof to 831 ºC/1528 ºF.
  20. 20. Aluminum Products are printed with aluminum powder using the selective laser melting process. The material is very strong and it’s used to make tools, gadgets and sports equipment.
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