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ABS-Like MicroFine™ (Green)
Process: SLA
Stiffness
Micro-resolution
Prototyping Only
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ABS-Like MicroFine™ material is available in opaque green colour. This ABS-like material has been custom formulated by DSM for micro-resolution stereolithography and is capable of producing features as small as 0.025mm.
Tensile Strength
60 +/- 10 MPa
E-module
2600 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
59°C
Elongation
8 +/- 4%
Max. Part Size:
127mm x 127mm x 50mm (*recommended max part size is 25mm x 25mm x 25mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.07mm (micro resolution)
ABS-Like Black (Accura 7820)
Process: SLA
Dimensional Stability
Moisture Resistance
Prototyping Only
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ABS-Like Black is a durable material for general purpose prototyping. Its deep black colour and glossy, cosmetic up-facing surfaces offer the appearance of a moulded part. Part sidewalls and down-facing surfaces will have a matte finish. The material has good dimensional stability and moisture resistance.
Tensile Strength
55 +/- 10 MPa
E-module
3000 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
51°C
Elongation
5 +/- 3%
Max. Part Size:
247mm x 247mm x 250mm (normal and high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm (normal resolution)/ 0.13mm (high resolution)
ABS-Like Grey (Accura Xtreme Grey)
Process: SLA
Durability
Strength
Temperature Resistance
Flexibility
Prototyping Only
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ABS-Like Grey is a widely used, all-purpose material that provides flexibility relative to other SLA resins. It is an ideal stereolithography material for durability and heat tolerance. Parts built with ABS-Like Grey will have a look and feel similar to an injection-moulded part.
Tensile Strength
40 +/- 8 MPa
E-module
2000 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
62°C
Elongation
9 +/- 5%
Max. Part Size:
585mm x 585mm x 380mm (normal resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm (normal resolution only)
ABS-Like Translucent/Clear (WaterShed XC 11122)
Process: SLA
Moisture Resistance
Transparency (with post-processing)
Prototyping Only
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ABS-Like Translucent/Clear offers a unique combination of low moisture absorption and near-colourless transparency. Custom finishing is required to achieve functional clarity. Its tensile strength and elongation at break are among the highest of 3D-printed, thermoset material.
Tensile Strength
55 +/- 10 MPa
E-module
2900 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
45.9 - 54.5°C
Elongation
6 +/3%
Max. Part Size:
736mm x 635mm x 533mm (normal resolution)/ 247mm x 247mm x 250mm (high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm (normal resolution)/ 0.13mm (high resolution)
ABS-Like White (Accura Xtreme White 200)
Process: SLA
Strength
Dimensional Stability
Flexibility
Prototyping Only
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ABS-Like White is a widely used, all-purpose material that provides flexibility relative to other SLA resins. It is an ideal stereolithography material for durability. Compared to the average value for injection-moulded ABS, it will have a slightly higher tensile strength but lower elongation at break. ABS-Like White’s heat deflection is the lowest of all SLA materials.
Tensile Strength
55 +/- 10 MPa
E-module
3300 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
47°C
Elongation
9 +/- 5%
Max. Part Size:
736mm x 635mm x 533mm (normal resolution)/ 247mm x 247mm x 250mm (high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm (normal resolution)/ 0.13mm (high resolution)
Ceramic-Like (Advanced HighTemp PerFORM)
Process: SLA
Strength
Stiffness
Temperature Resistance (with thermal post-cure)
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Ceramic-Like White (Advanced High Temp) combines superior high heat tolerance with strength and stiffness. A thermal post-cure can be used to further improve mechanical properties and its heat resistance, however, it will be more brittle.
Tensile Strength
75 +/- 10 MPa
E-module
10,500 +/- 1000 MPa
Heat Deflection
268°C (with thermal post-cure)
Elongation
1 +/- 0.5%
Max. Part Size:
585mm x 585mm x 380mm (normal resolution)/ 247mm x 247mm x 250mm (high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm (normal resolution)/ 0.13mm (high resolution)
PA 12 Carbon Filled Smooth Black
Process: SLS
Temperature Resistance
Stiffness
Strength
Conductivity
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA12- Carbon Filled Smooth Black is an anthracite grey nylon characterised by extreme stiffness and high temperature resistance, coupled with electric conductivity properties and light weight. It can be used for both functional prototypes and end-use parts. The carbon-fiber filler provides different mechanical properties based on the considered three axis direction. This material exhibits a good surface quality and smoother finish compared to other SLS nylons.
Tensile Strength
85 +/- 5 MPa
E-module
8300 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
170 +/- 5°C)
Elongation
3.2 +/- 2%
Max. Part Size:
490mm x 490mm x 740mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.80mm
PA 12 Flex Pure Black
Process: SLS
High Elongation
Flexibility
Durability
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA 12 Flex Black is a black / anthracite nylon characterised by excellent flexibility and impact resistance. PA 12 Flex Black combines positives properties of PA12 and PP. Strength and stiffness is similar to PA 12. The elongation is comparable to that of unfilled PP. Its high durability makes it an excellent choice not only for prototyping, but also for end-use parts.
Tensile Strength
50 +/- 4 MPa
E-module
2000 +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
175 +/- 5°C
Elongation
17 +/- 4%
Max. Part Size:
490mm x 490mm x 700mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.80mm
PA 12 Smooth Light Grey
Process: MJF
Economical
Strength
Water Tight
Air Tight
Isotropic Properties
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA 12 Smooth Light Grey is a high tensile strength nylon. Final parts are dyed black, and they exhibit quality surface finishes and slightly more isotropic mechanical properties when compared to SLS. When more detail is required, PA 12 can achieve smaller minimum feature resolution 0.5mm as compared to SLS materials 0.75mm. PA 12 Black is the best material option for designs that incorporate living hinges.
Tensile Strength
49 +/- 4 MPa
E-module
1900 +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
175°C
Elongation
12 +/- 4%
Max. Part Size:
284mm x 380mm x 380mm (*recommended max 200mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.5mm
PA11 Smooth Grey
Process: MJF
Flexibility
High Elongation
Temperature Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA 11 Smooth Grey provides excellent ductility and temperature resistance without sacrificing tensile strength. It offers one of the highest elongation break thresholds in the nylon family.
Tensile Strength
52 +/- 4 MPa
E-module
1800 +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
185 +/- 5°C
Elongation
30 +/- 5%
Max. Part Size:
284mm x 380mm x 380mm (*recommended max 200mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.5mm
PA11 Vapour Smooth Black
Process: MJF
Flexibility
High Elongation
Temperature Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA 11 Vapour Smooth Black provides excellent ductility and temperature resistance without sacrificing tensile strength. It offers one of the highest elongation break thresholds in the nylon family.
Tensile Strength
52 +/- 4 MPa
E-module
1800 +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
185 +/- 5°C
Elongation
35 +/- 5%
Max. Part Size:
284mm x 380mm x 380mm (*recommended max 200mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.5mm
PA12 Smooth White
Process: SLS
Strength
Stiffness
Economical
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA 12 Smooth White is an economical material choice for functional prototypes and end-use parts. It offers high impact and temperature resistance, is very durable, and remains stable under a range of environmental conditions. The nylon material exhibits a white finish with a slightly rougher surface texture compared to other nylons.
Tensile Strength
50 +/- 4 MPa
E-module
2000 +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
163°C
Elongation
11% +/- 4%
Max. Part Size:
676mm x 367mm x 564mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.75mm
PA12 Vapour Smooth White
Process: SLS
Strength
Stiffness
Economical
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA 12 Vapour Smooth White is an economical material choice for functional prototypes and end-use parts. It offers high impact and temperature resistance, is very durable, and remains stable under a range of environmental conditions. The nylon material exhibits a white finish with a slightly rougher surface texture compared to other nylons.
Tensile Strength
46 +/- 4 MPa
E-module
1900 +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
163°C
Elongation
15% +/- 4%
Max. Part Size:
500mm x 300mm x 300mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.75mm
PA12-Glass Beads Smooth Grey
Process: MJF
Stiffness
Wear Resistance
Strength
Dimensional Stability
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PA12-Glass Beads Smooth Grey is a 40% glass bead polyamide with excellent stiffness and dimensional stability. The material possesses higher thermal resistance than unfilled polyamides and exhibits excellent long-term wear resistance. Due to the glass additive, it has decreased impact and tensile strengths compared to other nylons.
Tensile Strength
30 MPa
E-module
2500 MPa
Heat Deflection
174°C
Elongation
10%
Max. Part Size:
284mm x 380mm x 380mm (*recommended max 200mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.50 mm
PAx Natural Vapour Smooth
Process: SLS
High Elongation
Flexibility
Durability
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PAx Natural is a versatile polyamide which is characterised by excellent toughness and flexibility in any direction, including the z plane. The material possesses great long-term stability and durability and can be used to produce both prototyping as well as end-use parts. Parts presents a great, smooth surface, close to that of injection moulded plastics, and translucency. The material is very versatile, so applications range from living hinges and snap fits to fixtures, enclosures as well as orthotics. Depending on the part’s actual wall thickness, vapour smoothed products are translucent, which opens up various applications like liquid reservoirs, where liquid visualisation is involved.
Tensile Strength
40 MPa +/- 5 MPa
E-module
1300 MPa +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
105 ± 5 °C
Elongation
>100%
Max. Part Size:
292mm x 320mm x 406mm
Min. Feature Size:
1.5mm
PAx Smooth Natural
Process: SLS
High Elongation
Flexibility
Durability
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PAx Natural is a versatile polyamide which is characterised by excellent toughness and flexibility in any direction, including the z plane. The material possesses great long-term stability and durability and can be used to produce both prototyping as well as end-use parts. Parts presents a great, smooth surface, close to that of injection moulded plastics, and translucency. The material is very versatile, so applications range from living hinges and snap fits to fixtures, enclosures as well as orthotics.
Tensile Strength
40 MPa +/- 5 MPa
E-module
1300 MPa +/- 200 MPa
Heat Deflection
105 ± 5 °C
Elongation
>60%
Max. Part Size:
292mm x 320mm x 406mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.8mm
PC-Like Advanced High Temp (Accura 5530)
Process: SLA
Strength
Stiffness
Temperature Resistance (with thermal post-cure)
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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PC-Like Advanced High Temp is best used for parts that need strength and stiffness combined with high temperature resistance. With a thermal post-cure, the part’s heat deflection can be improved even further, but at the expense of durability.
Tensile Strength
45 +/- 10 MPa
E-module
3900 +/- 400 MPa
Heat Deflection
170 – 250°C (with thermal post-cure)
Elongation
1.5 +/- 1%
Max. Part Size:
247mm x 247mm x 250mm (normal resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm (normal resolution)/ 0.13mm (high resolution)
Aluminium
Process: DMLS
Lightweight
Strength-to-Weight
Thermal Conductivity
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Aluminium (AlSi10Mg) is comparable to a 3000 series alloy that is used in casting and die casting processes. It has good strength-to-weight ratio, high temperature and corrosion resistance, and good fatigue, creep and rupture strength. Material property values below are measured after stress relief.
Tensile Strength
360 +/- 30 MPa
Elongation
6 +/-5%
Hardness
120 +/- 5 HBW
Max. Part Size:
300mm x 300mm x 380mm (normal resolution)/ 250mm x 250mm x 300mm (high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
1mm
Cobalt Chrome
Process: DMLS
Creep Resistance
Corrosion Resistance
Strength
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Cobalt-Chrome (Co28Cr6Mo) material is used in our DMLS process. It is a superalloy comprised primarily of cobalt and chromium, and is known for its high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent creep and corrosion resistance.
Tensile Strength
1080 +/- 50 MPa
Elongation
20 +/- 2%
Hardness
30 +/- 2 HRC
Max. Part Size:
100mm x 100mm x 100mm (fine resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.5mm
Inconel 718
Process: DMLS
Corrosion Resistance
Temperature Resistance
Strength
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Inconel is a high strength, corrosion resistant nickel chromium superalloy ideal for parts that will experience extreme temperatures and mechanical loading. Final parts built in Inconel 718 receive stress relief application. Solution and aging per AMS 5663 is also available to increase tensile strength and hardness. Material property values below are measured after solution and aging heat treatment. Protolabs Europe also holds DNV Qualification of Manufacture Certification for this material.
Tensile Strength
960 +/- 50 MPa
Elongation
30 +/- 5%
Hardness
Ca. 30 HRC
Max. Part Size:
250mm x 250mm x 300mm (normal and high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
1mm
Maraging Steel
Process: DMLS
Strength
Temperature Resistance
Hardness
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Maraging Steel 1.2709 is a pre-alloyed ultra high strength steel in fine powder form. Its composition corresponds to US classification 18% Ni Maraging 300, European 1.2709 and German X3NiCoMoTi 18-9-5. This kind of steel is characterized by having very good mechanical properties, and being easily heat-treatable using a simple thermal age-hardening process to obtain.
Tensile Strength
1100 +/- 100 MPa
Elongation
8 +/- 3%
Hardness
33-37 HRC
Max. Part Size:
250mm x 250mm x 300mm (normal and high resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
1mm
Stainless Steel 316L
Process: DMLS
Corrosion Resistance
Strength
Chemical Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Stainless steel 316L is a workhorse material used for manufacturing acid and corrosion resistant parts. Final parts built in 316L receive stress relief application. Material property values below are measured after stress relief.
Tensile Strength
570 +/- 30 MPa
Elongation
40 +/- 5%
Hardness
85 +/- 5 HRB
Max. Part Size:
250mm x 250mm x 300mm (high resolution)/ 71mm x 71mm x 80mm (Ø100mm x 80mm) (Fine Resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
1mm (high resolution)/ 0.5mm (fine resolution)
Titanium
Process: DMLS
Lightweight
Corrosion Resistance
Biocompatability
High Strength
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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Titanium (Ti6Al4V) is a workhorse alloy. The mechanical properties of Ti6Al4V are comparable to wrought titanium for tensile strength, elongation, and hardness. Final parts built in Ti6Al4V receive vacuum stress relief application. Material property values below are measured after stress relief.
Tensile Strength
1200 +/- 50 MPa
Elongation
8 +/- 2%
Hardness
33 +/-2 HBW
Max. Part Size:
250mm x 250mm x 300mm (normal and high resolution)/ 71mm x 71mm x 80mm (Ø100mm x 80mm) (fine resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
1mm (normal resolution)/ 0.5mm (fine resolution)
3DP Silicone (60-65%)
Process: Polyjet
Temperature Resistance
Good Elasticity
Prototyping Only
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Thermolabile silicone prototypes can be produced with the Protolabs 3D silicone print. The material 3DP silicone is used, which is available in Shore A hardnesses 35 and 65. The printed parts have a very good elasticity and have a milky-white appearance.
Tensile Strength
0.5 - 2.5 MPa
E-module
--
Elongation
160%
Max. Part Size:
297mm x 210mm x 200mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.80mm
Digital Photopolymer (30A-95A)
Process: Polyjet
Impact Resistance
Two-toned colouring
Flexibility
Replicates Overmoulding
Prototyping Only
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PolyJet provides the ability to choose a desired hardness or combine material properties into a single build, which makes it ideal for prototyping overmolding parts. Shore A hardnesses of 30A, 40A, 50A, 60A, 70A, 85A, 95A, and rigid are available in these colours: clear/translucent, white, and black.
Tensile Strength
2.4 - 65 MPa
E-module
--
Elongation
10 - 270%
Max. Part Size:
490mm x 390mm x 200mm
Min. Feature Size:
0.80mm
TPU-88A Pure Black
Process: SLS
Flexibility
Durability
Tear and Abrasion Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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This thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) combines rubber-like elasticity and elongation with good abrasion and impact resistance. It can be leveraged to produce both prototypes and functional parts.
Tensile Strength
20 +/- 5 MPa
E-module
72 +/- 16 MPa
Elongation
520 +/- 50%
Max. Part Size:
330mm x 280mm x 440mm
Min. Feature Size:
1.0mm
True Silicone
Process: SLA
Temperature Resistance
Wear Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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True silicone is 100% pure silicone that is available in different shore-A hardness as detailed below. The material is suitable to produce both functional prototypes and end-use products, which can be used in a temperature range of -30°C to +180°C.
Tensile Strength
1.9 N/mm2 - 9.1 N/mm2
E-module
--
Elongation
>1,000% - 270%
Max. Part Size:
70 mm x 130mm x 100mm (normal resolution)
Min. Feature Size:
0.25mm
Ultrasint™ TPU-01 - 88A Pure Grey
Process: MJF
Flexibility
Durability
Tear and Abrasion Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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This thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) combines rubber-like elasticity and elongation with good abrasion and impact resistance. It has high chemical resistance to oil and grease, making it an ideal candidate for automotive applications. Furthermore, it possesses high UV resistance. This material has been specifically developed to optimise lattice structure designs and shows high accuracy and detail resolution. It can be leveraged to produce both prototypes and functional parts.
Tensile Strength
9 +/- 2 MPa
E-module
75 MPa
Elongation
>220%
Max. Part Size:
284mm x 380mm x 280mm (*suggested max 200mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.5mm
Ultrasint™ TPU-01 - 88A Vapour Smooth Black
Process: MJF
Flexibility
Durability
Tear and Abrasion Resistance
Prototyping and End-Use-Parts
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This thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) combines rubber-like elasticity and elongation with good abrasion and impact resistance. It has high chemical resistance to oil and grease, making it an ideal candidate for automotive applications. Furthermore, it possesses high UV resistance. This material has been specifically developed to optimise lattice structure designs and shows high accuracy and detail resolution. It can be leveraged to produce both prototypes and functional parts.
Tensile Strength
9 +/- 2 MPa
E-module
75 MPa
Elongation
>220%
Max. Part Size:
284mm x 380mm x 280mm (*suggested max 200mm x 200mm x 200mm)
Min. Feature Size:
0.5mm
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