Manufacturing Materials

Choose from hundreds of commercial-grade plastics, metals, and elastomers suitable for both prototyping and production.

Material Options




  • ABS
  • ABS/PC
  • HDPE
  • LDPE
  • Nylon (PA)
  • PBT
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • PEEK
  • PEI (Ultem)
  • Silicone rubber
  • Optical silicone rubber





  • Aluminium
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium





  • ABS
  • PA (Nylon)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • Aluminium
  • Cobalt Chrome
  • Inconel
  • Maraging Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • 3DP Silicone
  • Digital Photopolymer
  • TPU
  • True Silicone

The Periodic Table of Materials is your go-to guide for the most popular materials offered at Protolabs. Whether it is injection moulding, CNC machining or 3D printing, download the guide and hang it at your desk for easy reference during your next project.

Material Comparison Tables

Compare how our service-specific materials stack up against each other.

CNC materials

Data Sheet Library

View the hundreds of materials available at Protolabs through all of our service lines.  

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