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FDM 3D Printing

FDM is the go-to choice for most functional projects.
We source our filaments locally from Matter 3D, and specialty polymers from Esun and Duramic.

PLA

Sample PLA 3D Print

The most affordable plastic we offer, PLA is derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane. It is known for its excellent surface finish and many available colours, making it ideal for non-load-bearing applications like decorative models, prototypes, and toys. However, its brittle nature and low thermal resistance limit its use in high-temperature environments or applications requiring significant impact resistance.

Maximum Working Temperature: 40°C

PETG

Sample PETG 3D Print

Less brittle than PLA, PETG is a versatile material for many applications. It is known for its toughness, chemical resistance, and good surface finish. It excells in mechanical parts, protective components, and other functional applications, while still being cost effective.

Maximum Working Temperature: 80°C

ABS

Sample ABS 3D Print

ABS is known for its strength, durability, and high impact resistance, making it ideal for mechanical prototypes and end-use parts. It is commonly used in automotive components, consumer products, and toys due to its robustness. ABS can also be easily sanded and finished for a professional appearance. However, it degrades when exposed to UV light, limiting its use in outdoor applications unless treated with a UV-resistant coating. ABS is well-suited for high-impact applications but requires consideration of its environmental exposure to maintain performance.

Maximum Working Temperature: 100°C

ASA

Sample ASA 3D Print

ASA offers the strength and impact resistance of ABS with enhanced weather and UV resistance, making it perfect for outdoor applications. It is suitable for automotive components, outdoor fixtures, and parts exposed to harsh weather conditions. ASA maintains its mechanical properties and appearance even under prolonged sunlight exposure.

Maximum Working Temperature: 105°C

TPU

Sample TPU 3D Print

TPU is a flexible, rubber-like material known for its excellent abrasion resistance and elasticity. It is ideal for applications requiring parts to bend, stretch, or withstand repeated stress, such as gaskets, seals, and protective cases. TPU is also used in custom-fit wearables and protective gear due to its resilience and durability.

Maximum Working Temperature: 80°C

PA (Nylon)

Sample PA (Nylon) 3D Print

Nylon is known for its exceptional strength, flexibility, and durability, making it ideal for functional parts, mechanical components, and industrial applications. It offers high wear and tear resistance, ensuring longevity in demanding uses. Nylon's high melting point and excellent mechanical properties enhance its versatility. However, it tends to absorb moisture from the air, which can affect its performance and strength if not properly managed. Despite this, Nylon's robust properties make it a go-to material for engineers seeking reliable, durable parts.

Maximum Working Temperature: 100°C

PA-CF (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon)

Sample PA-CF (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon) 3D Print

PA-CF combines the strength and durability of nylon with the rigidity of carbon fibers, resulting in incredibly lightweight and stiff parts and a beautiful matte finish. It offers a high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent thermal resistance, making it suitable for high-performance applications such as drone frames and automotive components. Also available in a high temperature variant to withstand up to 135°C under load.

Maximum Working Temperature: 105°C

Polycarbonate

Sample Polycarbonate 3D Print

Polycarbonate is renowned for its exceptional strength, impact resistance, and heat resistance. It is one of the toughest materials available, suitable for applications requiring high durability under the worst condidtions like automotive parts, however, its high rigidity can make it prone to cracking instead of bending under extreme stress or impact, which can be a limitation for certain applications.

Maximum Working Temperature: 135°C

PC-CF (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polycarbonate)

Sample PC-CF (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polycarbonate) 3D Print

When you need the stiffest of materials, PC-CF is for you. Offering superior mechanical properties and an incredible strength-to-weight ratio it is ideal for aerospace, automotive, and other high performance parts. The carbon fiber chips provide an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and thermal resistance.

Maximum Working Temperature: 140°C

Specialty Filaments

Does you project need something truly exotic or special? Get in touch and we'll make it happen.

Maximum Working Temperature: N/A

SLA 3D Printing

SLA is perfect for intricate parts and assemblies. Parts have a smooth surface finish and are incredibly detailed.

Standard

Sample Standard 3D Print

Standard resin is known for its ability to produce incredibly detailed prints, making it an excellent choice for DnD & Warhammer miniatures, figurines, terrains, and sculptures. It offers an incredibly smooth, matte surface finish that can be sanded & painted. However, standard resin is brittle and not suitable for functional or load-bearing applications. It also has limited thermal resistance, making it less ideal for high-temperature environments.

Maximum Working Temperature: 50°C

Tough

Sample Tough 3D Print

Tough resin offers improved impact resistance and elongation at break compared to standard resin, making it suitable for functional parts with intricate details. It is ideal for applications that require both strength and fine features, such as mechanical prototypes, snap-fit assemblies, and durable figurines. While not as strong as traditional engineering plastics, tough resin provides a balance between detail resolution and mechanical performance.

Maximum Working Temperature: 70°C

Mechanical

Sample Mechanical 3D Print

Mechanical resin is engineered for high strength and low friction, making it perfect for functional, interlocking parts such as gears, bushings, and mechanisms. Its wear-resistant properties ensure smooth operation and longevity, even under repeated stress and movement. The material's surface hardness prevents scratching and abrasion, maintaining the precision and integrity of the printed parts. Mechanical resin is the go-to choice for creating durable, high-performance components in complex assemblies and mechanical systems.

Maximum Working Temperature: 70°C

Dyed

Sample Dyed 3D Print

We can dye our resins (even clear) to any colour you choose

Maximum Working Temperature: Varies

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