Material Comparison Guide

We stock hundreds of manufacturing materials including multiple grades of thermoplastics, metals, and elastomers. When selecting a material, consider the mechanical properties, manufacturability characteristics, cosmetic appearance, and cost.
If you choose to supply your own material for injection molding, please complete this customer-supplied material form, which requires you to upload MSDS and process data sheet documents. We will contact you with shipping information and a material ID number once your information has been processed. For milling and turning dimensions by material, please see maximum part extents for machining.

Material Material Category Attributes Tensile Strength Impact Strength Heat Deflection Durometer Elongation at Break Elongation Hardness Tear Strength Manufacturing Process
ABS Plastic
  • Cosmetic appearance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact resistance
5,000-12,000 psi 3-7.5 ft-lb/in 140-200°F 20-30% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
ABS CNC Milling
ABS Flame Retardant CNC Milling
Polylac PA-746 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Polylac PA-765 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Cycolac MG47 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Lustran 433 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Lustran PG 298 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Lustran 348 Data Sheet Injection Molding
RTP 605 Data Sheet Injection Molding
ABS-Like Plastic
  • Accuracy
  • Durability
  • Impact resistance
5.7-7.8 ksi 0.79-0.91 ft-lb/in 115-138°F 6.1-20% 3D Printing
ABS-Like Stereolithography
Huntsman RenShape 7820 Data Sheet Stereolithography
MicroFine Green Data Sheet Stereolithography
Somos WaterShed XC 11122 Data Sheet Stereolithography
ABS/PC Plastic
  • Cosmetic appearance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact resistance
6,400-18,000 psi 8-12 ft-lb/in 140-210°F 40-50% Injection Molding
Bayblend FR 110 Injection Molding
Bayblend FR 3010 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Bayblend T85 XF Data Sheet Injection Molding
Bayblend T65 XF Data Sheet Injection Molding
Cycoloy C6200 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Cycoloy C2950 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Aluminum Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Temperature resistance
38-83 ksi 1-17% 55-87 HRB CNC Machining
3D Printing
Aluminum 6061-T651 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Aluminum 7075-T651 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Aluminum AlSi10Mg Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
SLArmor (Nickel Coating) Data Sheet Stereolithography
Brass Metal
  • Chemical resistance
  • Ductility
  • Strength
45-61 ksi 23-25% 32-36 HRB CNC Machining
Brass 260 CNC Milling
Brass C360 CNC Turning
Cobalt Chrome Metal
  • Biocompatability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
130 ksi 20% 25 HRC 3D Printing
Cobalt Chrome Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Copper Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Electrical conductivity
29-52 ksi 5-50% 40-110 HV CNC Machining
Copper C101 CNC Milling
CPVC Plastic
  • Flame resistance
7,300 psi 9 ft-lb/in 198°F 27% CNC Machining
CPVC CNC Milling
Digital Photopolymer Elastomer / Silcone Rubber
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
  • Transparency
30-95 shore A, Rigid 200-270% 5-30 kg/cm 3D Printing
Digital Clear / Translucent Data Sheet Polyjet
Digital White Data Sheet Polyjet
Digital Black Data Sheet Polyjet
ETPU Plastic
  • Crack resistance
  • Durability
  • Impact resistance
10,000 psi 10 ft-lb/in 280°F 90% Injection Molding
Isoplast 202EZ Data Sheet Injection Molding
HDPE Plastic
  • Durability
  • Impact resistant
  • Stiffness
2,900-4,500 psi 80 ft-lb/in² 130-250°F 350-950% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
HDPE CNC Milling
Unipol DMDA 8007 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Marlex 9006 HID Data Sheet Injection Molding
Inconel Metal
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
180 ksi 12% 35 HRC 3D Printing
Inconel 718 Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
LCP Plastic
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
12,000-32,000 psi 10 ft-lb/in 525°F 1.6% Injection Molding
Vectra E130 Data Sheet Injection Molding
LDPE Plastic
  • Crack resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Impact resistance
1,200-4,000 psi 130 ft-lb/in² 130-190°F 400-500% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
Dow LDPE 722 Data Sheet Injection Molding
LDPE CNC Milling
LLDPE Plastic
  • Flexibility
1,400 psi 190 ft-lb/in 190°F 600% Injection Molding
Dowlex 2517 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Low Carbon Steel Metal
  • Soft
64 ksi 15% 69 HRB CNC Machining
Steel CR 1018 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
LSR Elastomer / Silcone Rubber
  • Cosmetic appearance
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
  • Temperature resistance
30-80 shore A 290-620% 21-33 N/mm Injection Molding
Elastosil 3003/30 A/B Data Sheet Injection Molding
Elastosil 3003/40 A/B Data Sheet Injection Molding
Elastosil 3003/50 A/B Data Sheet Injection Molding
Elastosil 3003/60 A/B Data Sheet Injection Molding
Elastosil 3003/70 A/B Data Sheet Injection Molding
Elastosil 3003/80 A/B Data Sheet Injection Molding
LSR (Fluorosilicone) Elastomer / Silcone Rubber
  • Fuel and oil resistance
  • Suitable for fluids
  • Temperature resistance
60 shore A 220% 14 N/mm Injection Molding
Silastic FL 60-9201 Data Sheet Injection Molding
LSR (Medical) Elastomer / Silcone Rubber
  • Biocompatability
  • Temperature resistance
50 shore A 499% 47.4-52.4 kN/m Injection Molding
Dow Corning QP1-250 Data Sheet Injection Molding
LSR (Optical) Elastomer / Silcone Rubber
  • Temperature resistance
  • Optical clarity
72 shore A 80% Injection Molding
Dow Corning MS-1002 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Magnesium Metal
  • Dimensional stability
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Weight reduction
34.8 ksi 10% CNC Machining
Magnesium AZ31 CNC Milling
PA (Nylon) Plastic
  • Rigidity
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
6,000-29,000 psi 2-8 ft-lb/in 180-350°F 10-60% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
3D Printing
Nylon 6 CNC Milling
DuraForm HST Composite (Nylon 12) Data Sheet Selective Laser Sintering
PA 614-GS (Nylon 12) Data Sheet Selective Laser Sintering
PA 850 Black (Nylon 11) Data Sheet Selective Laser Sintering
ALM PA 650 (Nylon 12) Data Sheet Selective Laser Sintering
Nylon 12 (HP 3D Printing) Data Sheet Multi Jet Fusion
Zytel 73G15L (15% glass-fiber Nylon 6) Injection Molding
Zytel 77G33L (33% glass-fiber Nylon 6/12) Injection Molding
Zytel 101 L (Nylon 66) Injection Molding
Zytel 103 HSL (Nylon 66) Injection Molding
PBT Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Low moisture absorption
6,000-17,500 psi 1-3 ft-lb/in 200-420°F 2-50% Injection Molding
Valox 357 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Valox 420SEO Data Sheet Injection Molding
Crastin S600F20 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Polycarbonate (PC) Plastic
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact resistance
9,000-23,000 psi 2-18 ft-lb/in 150-300°F 5-120% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
Polycarbonate CNC Milling
Polycarbonate (20% GF) CNC Milling
Lexan 940 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Lexan HP1-1H112 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Lexan HP1-112 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Lexan 3412R-131 (20% glass-fiber PC) Data Sheet Injection Molding
Makrolon 2405 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Makrolon RX2530 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Makrolon 2458 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Makrolon 2407 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Hylex P1025L Data Sheet Injection Molding
RTP 399X71833 Injection Molding
RTP 301 (10% glass-fiber PC) Data Sheet Injection Molding
PC-Like Plastic
  • Accuracy
  • Stiffness
  • Temperature tolerance
6.8-11.6 ksi 118-506°F 0.7-13% 3D Printing
3D Systems Accura 5530 Data Sheet Stereolithography
Somos PerFORM Data Sheet Stereolithography
3D Systems Accura 60 Data Sheet Stereolithography
PC/PBT Plastic
  • Impact resistance
6,300 psi 17 ft-lb/in 210°F 3-120% Injection Molding
Xenoy 6620 Data Sheet Injection Molding
PEEK Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Sterilizability
  • Stiffness
  • Strength
13,000-30,000 psi 3.5-4.5 ft-lb/in 300-625°F 40-50% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PEEK CNC Milling
Victrex 450G Data Sheet Injection Molding
PEI (Ultem) Plastic
  • Heat resistance
  • Impact resistance
  • Strength
14,000-28,000 psi 1-2 ft-lb/in 350-420°F 4-60% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PEI (Ultem) CNC Milling
RTP 2100 LF Data Sheet Injection Molding
Ultem 1000 CNC Milling
Ultem 2300 (30% glass-filled) CNC Milling
PET Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Stiffness
  • Strength
7,000-23,000 psi 0.5-8 ft-lb/in 250-470°F 1-45% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PET CNC Milling
Rynite 530 (30% glass-fiber) Data Sheet Injection Molding
Rynite 935 (35% glass-mica low-warp) Data Sheet Injection Molding
PETG Plastic
  • Durability
  • Transparency
7,250 psi 3 ft-lb/in 185°F 100-130% Injection Molding
Eastar 6763 Data Sheet Injection Molding
PMMA (Acrylic) Plastic
  • Optical clarity
  • Rigidity
2,800-13,000 psi 0.25-1 ft-lb/in 180-215°F 3-7% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PMMA (Acrylic) CNC Milling
Plexiglas V825 Data Sheet Injection Molding
POM (Acetal/Delrin) Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
6,000-22,000 psi 0.75-2 ft-lb/in 180-300°F 10-40% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
POM (Acetal/Delrin) Data Sheet CNC Milling
RTP 800 GB 10 (10% glass-bead acetal) Data Sheet Injection Molding
RTP 800 GB 20 (20% glass-bead acetal) Data Sheet Injection Molding
Celcon M90 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Acetal Homopolymer (Delrin 150) CNC Milling
Delrin 500P Injection Molding
Acetal 20% Glass filled (Delrin 570) CNC Milling
Acetal Copolymer CNC Milling
Acetal Static Dissipative (Tecaform SD) CNC Milling
PP Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Solvent resistance
3,900-18,500 psi 0.5-5.5 ft-lb/in 120-300°F 10-230% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
RTP Anti-static Permastat 100 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Maxxam FR PP 301 Injection Molding
Profax 6323 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Profax 6523 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Profax PD702 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Profax SG-702 Data Sheet Injection Molding
FHR PP P5M6-048 Data Sheet Injection Molding
PP (Polypropylene Homopolymer) CNC Milling
PP (Polypropylene Copolymer) Injection Molding
CNC Milling
PPE/PS Plastic
  • Dimensional stability
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Suitable for fluids
8,500 psi 2.5-8 ft-lb/in 250-280°F 15-30% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PPE/PS CNC Milling
Noryl 265 CNC Milling
Noryl 731-701 Data Sheet Injection Molding
PP-Like Plastic
  • Accuracy
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
4.4-4.7 ksi 0.9-1.0 ft-lb/in 120-300°F 15-20% 3D Printing
PP-Like Stereolithography
Xtreme White 200 Data Sheet Stereolithography
DSM Somos 9120 Data Sheet Stereolithography
PPS Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Temperature resistance
14,000-28,000 psi 0.5-6 ft-lb/in 400-500°F 1-2% Injection Molding
Ryton R-4-02 (40% glass-fiber) Data Sheet Injection Molding
Ryton R-4 (40% glass-fiber) Data Sheet Injection Molding
PPSU Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Flame resistance
  • Impact resistance
10,100 psi 13 ft-lb/in 428°F 40-120% CNC Machining
PPSU CNC Milling
Radel R 5500 CNC Milling
PS Plastic
  • Impact resistance
  • Stiffness
4,200-11,000 psi 0.25-7 ft-lb/in 185-190°F 3-30% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
Styron 666D Data Sheet Injection Molding
Styron 498 Data Sheet Injection Molding
PSU Plastic
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Mineral resistance
  • Sterilizability
  • Strength
9,500-18,000 psi 0.5-7 ft-lb/in 300-350°F 50-100% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
Udel P-3703 NT 11 Data Sheet Injection Molding
PTFE (Teflon) Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Flame resistance
  • Temperature resistance
2,900-5,000 psi 2-6 ft-lb/in 500°F 210-400% CNC Machining
PTFE (Teflon) CNC Milling
PVC Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Flame resistance
7,800 psi 0.8 ft-lb/in 162-172° F 150% CNC Machining
PVC CNC Milling
SB Plastic
  • Stiffness
  • Transparency
  • Warp resistance
4,850 psi 0.5-1 ft-lb/in 150-160° F 30% Injection Molding
K-Resin SBC KR01 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Stainless Steel Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Crack resistance
66-210 ksi 5-56% 35-101 HRC CNC Machining
3D Printing
Stainless Steel 17-4 PH Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Stainless Steel 304/304L CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Stainless Steel 316/316L CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Stainless Steel 316L Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Steel Alloy Metal
  • Durability
  • Strength
95 ksi 25% 92 HRB CNC Machining
Steel Alloy 4140 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Titanium Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
  • Weight reduction
80-140 ksi 10-20% 30-39 HRC CNC Machining
3D Printing
Titanium Ti 6-4 Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
TPE/TPV Plastic
  • Flexibility
35-87 shore A 330-610% 10-52 kN/m Injection Molding
Santoprene 111-45 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 101-64 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 211-45 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 251-70W232 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 101-87 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 111-35 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 101-55 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 101-73 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Santoprene 201-87 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Hytrel 3078 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Versaflex 6240-1 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Versaflex 6258-1 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Versaflex 1040X-1 Data Sheet Injection Molding
TPU Plastic
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Impact resistance
83 shore A-43 shore D 200-670% 87-123 kN/m Injection Molding
3D Printing
TPU-70A Data Sheet Selective Laser Sintering
Texin 245 Data Sheet Injection Molding
Texin 983 Injection Molding
UHMW Plastic
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
5,800 psi 116°F 300% CNC Machining
UHMW CNC Milling
Plastic

Bright White

Product #UN0005

Bright White (for PC)

Product #NCO3642532

Sno White

Product #348-012002

Reedlite (for PC)

Product #C-PC-07327

Coconut

Product #UN0332

Ivory

Product #UN1704

Yellow

Product #CNY12055

Citrus

Product #UN1690

Canary Yellow

Product #UN1700

Banana

Product #UN1693

Sunflower Yellow

Product #UN1625

Jasmine

Product #UN1696

Marigold

Product #UN1702

Orange

Product #AB23620333

Orange LS (Nylon Non-HS)

Product #C-NY-12047

Orange (for PC)

Product #C-PC-07154

Nectarine

Product #UN2252

Seville Orange

Product #UN2239

Flame Red

Product #UN3820

Red (for PC)

Product #C-PC-07152

Cardinal Red

Product #UN3861

Rocket Red

Product #UN3872

Cherry Red

Product #UN3788

Rose Pink

Product #UN3364

Purple

Product #UN55094

Powder Blue

Product #UN5009

Cornflower Blue

Product #UN55162

Sky Blue

Product #UUN5001

Mid Blue

Product #UN5011

Royal Blue

Product #UN5027

Midnight Blue

Product #UN55160

Springtime

Product #UN66072

Fresh Green

Product #UN66083

Fern Green

Product #UN66070

Leaf Green

Product #UN6994

Racing Green

Product #UN66075

Cloud Grey

Product #UN77000

Soft Grey

Product #UN7759

Pebble

Product #UN7999

Dove Grey

Product #UN7378

Ash Grey

Product #UN7021

Mid Grey

Product #UN7053

Grey (Medical)

Product #EMD-887756

Dusk

Product #UN77013

Mink

Product #UN77007

Moonstone

Product #UN7996

Graphite

Product #UN7994

Mushroom

Product #UN8021

Honey Beige

Product #UN88723

Beige

Product #UN88729

Deep Black

Product #UN0055

Silver

Product #UN0701

Copper

Product #UN0567

Transparent Amber

Product #UN2034TR

Transparent Red

Product #UN3012TR

Transparent Blue

Product #UN5016TR

Transparent Green

Product #UN6881TR

Transparent Grey

Product #UN7903TR



Silicone Rubber

Cool Grey

Product #GSDI 96777

Red

Product #GSDI 346

Transparent Red

Product #GSDI 354

Purple

Product #GSDI / Violet 77632

Blue Tint

Product #GSDI Blue 292

Blue

Product #GSDI 278

Green

Product #GSDI 176

Grey

Product #GSDI 122

Silcopas Grey

Product #GSDI 425C

Black

Product #GSDI 220

White

Product #GSDI 056

Black

Materials

ABS

Acetal

Nylon

PC

PP

PPE/PS

PPSU

Natural

Materials

ABS

Acetal

LDPE

Nylon

PEEK

PEI

PP

PSU

UHMW

White

Materials

Acetal

HDPE

PET

PS

PTFE

Clear / Transparent

Materials

PC

PMMA (Acrylic)

Gray

Materials

CPVC

PVC

Light Blue

Materials

Nylon

Black

Materials

ABS-Like

Digital Black

Nylon

Green

Materials

ABS-Like

Clear / Transparent

Materials

ABS-Like

Digital Clear

PC-Like

PP-Like

White

Materials

Digital White

Nylon

PP-Like

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