3D Printer Materials Guide

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ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is an petroleum-­based polymer. It is very resistant to high temperature which makes this material perfect for real­-world components. It is a pretty cheap material allowing for cost­ effective prototyping. ABS is the go-to material for most 3D printers. Along with PLA, it is the most common material used for desktop 3D printing.

3d printing PLA

Made from renewable resources, Polylactic Acid is green 3d printing material. It has a moderate price point on the market and has various desirable properties and technical specifications which makes it the perfect 3D printer filamentfor hobbyists. 3d printing service vadodara,baroda,ahmedabad,surat,rajkot,bhavnagar gujarat maharashtra india


Nylon is a strong and durable synthetic polymer with a translucent silky finish, also called white plastic. It is also sold for a moderate price which makes it widely used for the production of household items. Want to get started with printing Nylon? Check out our in-depth article here.

Applicable 3d printing Technologies

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)/FFF


Acrylic covers a wide array of plastic materials with multiple functions. However, there is a certain class of acrylic that can be printed with DLP or Stereolithography(SLA) technology. Acrylic based UV reactive resins are not as common as other thermoplastics.

Applicable Technologies


Polycarbonate (PC)

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic that is also known distributed under the trade name Lexan. It is generally lightweight and transparent. It is often used in industries as diverse as CD production, riot gear and sun glasses. Needless to say it has a diverse range of applications.


PET and it’s derivative material PETG are one of the most popular materials in the world. Even if you don’t know them by name, you’ve definitely seen them used in plastic bottles, in clothing fiber and in everyday consumer products. PETG is a modified version of PET with notable differences.


HIPS stands for high impact polystyrene. Polystyrene is one of the most common materials in our daily lives. HIPS is a low cost material, with a higher strength level than the standard polystyrene. HIPS is used for various things like plastic signs and thicker containers.


PVA(Polyvinyl Alcohol) is a water soluble material that is great for printing but can also act as a support material. This makes it very useful for complex designs where support removal can be damaging or tricky. Thus many users print support with it can leave the result in a body of water overnight and retrieve their desired print.