Plastic 3D Printing

Choose from a wide range of thermoset resins, thermoplastics, and elastomers for rapid prototyping and production parts. Get an instant quote today.

CERTIFICATIONS
ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D (Nylons)


Stereolithography (SLA)

Stereolithography (SLA) uses an ultraviolet laser that draws on the surface of liquid thermoset resin to create thousands of thin layers until final parts are formed.

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Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser sintering (SLS) uses a CO2 laser that fuses nylon-based powder, layer by layer until final thermoplastic parts are built.

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Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Multi Jet Fusion selectively applies fusing and detailing agents across a bed of nylon powder, which are fused in thousands of layers by heating elements into a solid functional component.

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PolyJet

PolyJet uses a jetting process where small droplets of liquid photopolymer are sprayed from multiple jets onto a build platform and cured in layers that form elastomeric parts.

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Carbon DLS

Carbon DLS uses digital light projection, oxygen permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce plastic parts with robust mechanical properties from engineering-grade materials.

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Material Properties of 3D Printing Plastics

Our plastic 3D printing material options consist of thermoset resins for quality surface finishes, thermoplastic nylons for functional prototypes, and elastomers like TPU for flexible parts.

Material 3D Printing Process Color Tensile Strength Elastic Modulus Elongation
ABS-Like White
(Accura Xtreme White 200)
SLA White 7.9 ksi
54.5 Mpa
479 ksi
3,300 Mpa
9%
ABS-Like Gray
(Accura Xtreme Gray)
SLA Gray 5.8 ksi
40.0 Mpa
290 ksi
2,000 Mpa
9%
ABS-Like Black
(Renshape SL7820)
SLA Black 7.0 ksi
48.3 Mpa
435 ksi
3,000 Mpa
5%
ABS-Like Translucent/Clear
(WaterShed XC 11122)
SLA Translucent/Clear 7.9 ksi
54.5 Mpa
421 ksi
2,900
6%
MicroFine SLA Gray or Green 8.7 ksi
60.0 Mpa
377 ksi
2,600 Mpa
8%
Carbon RPU 70 Carbon Black 6.5 ksi
41.4 Mpa
245 ksi
1,690 Mpa
100%
Material 3D Printing Process Color Tensile Strength Elastic Modulus Elongation
PA 12 White
(PA 650)
SLS White 7.25 ksi
50.0 Mpa
290 ksi
2,000 Mpa
11%
PA 12 Black MJF Black 7.1 psi
49 Mpa
276 ksi
1,900 Mpa
8.5%
PA 11 Black
(PA 850)
SLS Black 7.54 ksi
52 Mpa
261 ksi
1,800 Mpa
30%
PA 12 Mineral-Filled (Duraform HST) SLS Light Gray 5.51 ksi
38 Mpa
450 ksi
3,100 Mpa
3%
PA 12 40% Glass-Filled
(PA 614-GS)
SLS White 7.25 ksi
50 Mpa
522 ksi
3,600 Mpa
5%
PA 12 40% Glass-Filled Black MJF Black 4.35 ksi
30 Mpa
508 ksi
3,500 Mpa
8.5%
Material 3D Printing Process Color Tensile Strength Elastic Modulus Elongation
PC-Like Translucent/Clear
(Accura 60) 
SLA Translucent/Clear 10.8 ksi
74.4 Mpa
508 ksi
3,500 Mpa
7%
PC-Like Advanced High Temp
(Accura 5530)
SLA Translucent/Amber 6.5 ksi
44.8 Mpa
566 ksi
3,900 Mpa
1.5%
Ceramic-Like Advanced High Temp
(PerFORM)
SLA White 10.9 ksi
75.2 Mpa
1,523 ksi
10,500 Mpa
1%
Material 3D Printing Process Color Tensile Strength Elastic Modulus Elongation
Polypropylene Natural SLS White 2.61 ksi
18 Mpa
123 ksi
848 Mpa
15%
PP-Like Translucent White
(Somos 9120)
SLA Translucent/Clear 5.0 ksi
34.5 Mpa
232 ksi
1,600 Mpa
25%
Carbon FPU 50 Carbon Black 4.2 ksi
27.6 Mpa
100 ksi
690 Mpa
280%
Material 3D Printing Process Color Tensile Tear Strength Tensile Strength Elongation
TPU 70A SLS White -- 580 psi
4.0 Mpa
210%
Digital Photopolymer
(30A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
85 psi
0.59 Mpa
399 psi
2.75 Mpa
245%
Digital Photopolymer
(40A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
100 psi
0.69 Mpa
508 psi
3.5 Mpa
200%
Digital Photopolymer
(50A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
114 psi
0.79 Mpa
508 psi
3.5 Mpa
190%
Digital Photopolymer
(60A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
121 psi
0.83 Mpa
580 psi
4.0 Mpa
160%
Digital Photopolymer
(70A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
185 psi
1.28 Mpa
725 psi
5.0 Mpa
130%
Digital Photopolymer
(85A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
341 psi
2.35 Mpa
1,088 psi
7.5 Mpa
80%
Digital Photopolymer
(95A)
PolyJet White
Black
Clear
398 psi
2.74 Mpa
1,740 psi
12.0 Mpa
60%

 


High Precision 3D Printing with MicroFine

MicroFine™ is an SLA material only available through Protolabs. The material enables us to achieve features as small as 0.0025 in. In terms of its mechanical properties, the material is fairly durable, rigid, and most similar to an ABS plastic. Smaller features built in MicroFine are best dialed in when parts are around or less than 1 in. x 1 in. x 1 in.

Our Plastic 3D Printers on Site

Our fleet of plastic 3D printers consist of a range of machines to support various material options, build volumes, and resolutions (normal, high, and micro).

> Stereolithography: 3D Systems Viper, ProJet 6000s, ProJet 7000, iPro8000, and ProX 800s

> Selective Laser Sintering: sPro60 and sPro140 

> Multi Jet Fusion: HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210

> PolyJet: Objet260, Connex3, Objet350, and Objet500 Connex3

> Carbon: M2

 



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