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Plastics

SLS
In selective laser sintering, plastic powder is melted layer by layer.
Maximum build volume: 950x450x400mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
PA SLS

Polyamid (PA) 12i s an engineering plastic which is particularly striking because of its good mechanical properties. At the same time, PA 12 offers high strength and toughness as well as excellent sliding and wear behaviour. These properties make this plastic a particularly good material for robust components.

  • High strength & stability              
  • Flexible Protoypes                
  • Minimum wall thickness
  • Good resolution and detail
  • High variety of variants
  • Versatile after-treatments
  • No support material (support necessary)
PA-GF SLS

PA-GF is a white, halogen-containing powder, which impresses above all with its high stiffness in combination with good elongation at break. At the same time, PA-GF offers excellent mechanical properties, very smooth surfaces and a high level of detail.

  • High stiffness
  • Good elongation at break  
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Very smooth surfaces
  • High level of detail
PA-AL SLS

Alumide is a mixture of polyamide and aluminium powder, which stands out due to its special metallic look. In addition to this special metal design, components made of Alumide are characterised by high rigidity and good post-processing possibilities.

  • Special metal look
  • High stiffness
  • Good post-processing possibilities
TPU SLS

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is an elastic and at the same time wear-resistant material. TPU also offers dynamic resistance.

  • Elastic & wear resistant
  • Dynamic resistance
PP SLS

This thermoplastic material combines high chemical resistance with good fatigue resistance. In addition, the slightly elastic PP proves to be extremely temperature resistant.

  • High chemical resistance
  • Good resistance to material fatigue
Flex SLS

This elastic material is available in the Shore hardnesses A55-75. DuraForm Flex offers dynamic resistance and is also wear resistant.

  • Elastic material
  • Dynamic resistance
HST SLS

HST (fibre-reinforced composite material) combines excellent mechanical strength with high thermal resistance. In addition, this fibre-reinforced composite material offers outstanding rigidity. Typical applications of HST are functional prototypes.

  • High mechanical load capacity
  • High thermal resistance
  • Suitable for functional prototypes
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SLA
In the SLA process, liquid plastics (photopolymers) are cured by a UV laser.
Maximum build volume: 650x750x550mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
Xtreme SLA

Accura's Xtreme material is particularly impressive with its excellent surface quality, good elongation properties, high impact resistance and high stability. In terms of appearance and surface finish, Xtreme corresponds to a durable cast plastic. A typical field of application are master patterns for vacuum casting.

  • Excellent surface quality
  • Good elongation at break properties  
  • High shock resistance
  • High stability
  • Similar properties to cast plastic
Resin - LTClear SLA

LTClear Tough is one of the hardest and most elastic materials in the resin family. LTClear Tough impresses with its high elongation at break, combined with equally high impact resistance. LTClear Tough is particularly suitable for tools/devices, as well as for housings and switching technology.

  • High hardness
  • High elasticity
  • High elongation at break
  • High impact resistance
  • Especially suitable for housings and switching technology
ClearVue (transparent) SLA

ClearVue is a highly clear plastic with excellent moisture resistance. This material is suitable for a wide range of applications where transparency (translucency) is of crucial importance. These would be for example headlights, complex assemblies or fluid flows.

  • Translucent and high clarity
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • USP Class VI compliant
  • Biocompatible and dental compliant
  • Polycarbonate-like properties
Resin - Tough SLA

Tough is a plastic with ABS-like properties, especially in mechanical terms. Tough was developed as an extremely strong and resistant plastic. Therefore, this plastic is a perfect choice, not least for robust, functional prototypes.

  • ABS-ähnliche mechanische Eigenschaften
  • Außerordentlich robust und widerstandsfähig
  • Zugfestigkeit von 55,7 MPa
  • Zug-E-Modul von 2,7 GPa
  • Besonders für robuste, funktionale Prototypen geeignet
Resin - High Temp SLA

Especially suitable for components which are exposed to high temperatures.

  • Heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 238 °C at 0.45 MPa
  • For detailed, precise prototypes
ACCURA 25 SLA

The material ACCUR 25 is convincing due to its high detail resolution and at the same time high bending and impact resistance. In addition, the parts in this material have a smooth surface and can therefore be easily painted. 

  • high flexibility with excellent restoring force
  • excellent detail resolution and precision
  • good bending strength
  • high shock resistance
  • Temperature resistance
  • smooth surface
  • very good paintability
NEXT SLA

This material comes very close to the properties of ABS and therefore has a high strength and hardness.

  • Properties similar to ABS
  • high strength
  • high hardness
  • Appearance and surface of a thermoplastic
Taurus SLA

When it comes to components with high stability and temperature resistance, the Taurus material is perfect for these applications.

  • High stability
  • Temperature resistant
  • Heat resistant up to 90°C
  • Good surfaces
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Multi Jet Modelling (MJM)
In MultiJet Modelling (MJM), a photopolymer, i.e. light-sensitive plastic is applied to a platform through several nozzles (hence the name). There this plastic is immediately cured.
Maximum build volume: 1000x800x500mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
VeroClear MJM

Vero Clear Transparent is a translucent material for PolyJet printing. This synthetic resin-based material combines detailed surfaces with a thin layer structure. Vero Clear Transparent has properties comparable to those of acrylic.

  • Detailed surfaces
  • Thin layer structure  
  • Acrylic-like properties
Vero MJM

Vero is a PolyJet printing material based on synthetic resin. This material enables particularly accurate components, made of thin layers and with detailed surfaces.

  • Highly accurate components
  • Thin layers
  • Detailed surfaces
Agilus30 MJM

This rubber-like plastic has a Shore hardness of 30A and is available in the basic colour black. The properties of Agilus 30 are similar to those of NBR and EPDM. It is mainly used in the medical field and in the aerospace industry.

  • Shore hardness 30A
  • Similar characteristics to NRA & EPDM
Digital ABS MJM

DigitalABS is a plastic similar to standard ABS, but is processed using the MJM method. DigitalABS combines high temperature resistance with a high level of detail accuracy. This plastic is particularly suitable for functional designs with multi-material versatility. Another field of application is snap-fit connections at high or low temperatures.

  • High temperature resistance
  • High level of detail
  • ABS in production quality
  • Suitable for snap connections & functional designs
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Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)
With the Multi Jet Fusion, a print head is used to print the binder fluid into a powder bed of plastic. The thermally conductive liquid binds the plastic powder.
Maximum build volume: 380x284x380mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
PA 12 MJF

Polyamid (PA) 12 is an engineering plastic which is particularly striking because of its good mechanical properties. At the same time, PA 12 offers high strength and toughness as well as excellent sliding and wear behaviour. These properties make this plastic a particularly good material for robust components.

  • Good mechanical properties
  • High strength & toughness
  • Excellent sliding & wear behaviour
  • Perfectly suited for robust components
Glass reinforced (PA-GF) MJF

MJF-PA-GF is a thermoplastic filled to 40% with glass beads. Optimum mechanical properties are as much a benefit of this material as a high recycling rate of around 70%. In this way, MJF-PA-GF makes it possible to significantly reduce the unit costs of production.

  • Optimum mechanical properties
  • With 70% a high recycling rate
  • Complies with UL-94 fire protection standard as well as UL-746A standard for plastics
  • Enables components in the best designs
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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
In Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), wire-shaped plastic is melted and applied layer by layer.
Maximum build volume: 914x609x914mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
PLA FDM

Polylactide (PLA), which is mainly known from home 3D printing, is a biocompatible plastic of high stiffness. At the same time, PLA is an inexpensive material option made from renewable raw materials.

  • Biocompatible    
  • High stiffness
  • Inexpensive material option
  • From renewable raw materials
PLA-Metal-containing FDM

Metal-containing PLA combines all the properties of standard PLA with the optical, haptic and electromagnetic advantages of metal. PLA containing metal can be printed in the same way as normal PLA, but the result is of much greater weight. Typical areas of application are figures, jewellery, handicrafts or even props.

  • Very dense material
  • Easy to print
  • Base material from renewable raw materials
  • Suitable for jewellery, figurines, props or handicraft
ABS FDM

ABS (=acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) impresses with its great strength and stability. It also offers high durability, good functional properties and is available in various colours. ABS offers a wide range of applications, for example for functional and product samples, as well as in medicine and architecture.

  • Great strength & stability
  • High durability  
  • Good functional properties  
  • Available in different colours
  • Wide range of applications
ABS-ESD7 FDM

In contrast to common ABS, ABS-ESD7 offers the unique possibility to dissipate electrostatic charges. This material is therefore particularly suitable for electronic products as well as for all areas where electrostatic charges could lead to performance impairments.

  • Electrostatic charge dissipation function
  • Suitable for electronic products
  • Use in areas with electrostatic charge
ASA FDM

The most important advantages of ASA are its UV resistance and its high durability. The mechanical properties of ASA are comparable to those of ABS.

  • UV-resistant
  • High resistance
  • ABS-like properties
PETG FDM

The basic material PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is generally known and very widespread in almost all sectors. For 3D printing, however, the sub-material PETG is usually used. The G stands for "glycol-modified". This modification makes the material clearer, more stable and last but not least easier to print. With regard to its stability, PETG lies between ABS (even more stable) and PLA (less stable). PETG scores points above all for its flexibility, strength, temperature resistance and resilience. On the one hand, it is suitable for visually attractive visible components and on the other hand for components subject to mechanical stress. PETG is used for functional prototypes as well as for coarser threads within components.

  • Flexibility, strength and resilience
  • Temperature resistance
  • Applicable for different areas
  • Clear, stable material
  • Suitable for functional prototypes, also for coarser threads within components
PA 6 FDM

Polyamide (PA) 6 is an engineering plastic that stands out above all for its good mechanical properties. At the same time, PA 6 offers high strength and toughness, as well as excellent sliding and wear behaviour. These properties make this plastic a good material for robust components.

  • High strength (higher than PA 12)
  • Excellent sliding and wear behaviour
  • Ideal for functional Prototypes
PC FDM

This thermoplastic offers good heat resistance, combined with good mechanical resistance. At the same time, Polycarbonate (PC) impresses with excellent impact and shock resistance.

  • Heat resistant
  • Good mechanical resistance
  • High shock and impact resistance
PC/ABS FDM

This material blend of polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) combines the strength and heat resistance of PC with the flexibility of ABS.

  • Heat resistant
  • Good flexibility
ULTEM 9085 FDM

ULTEM 9085 is a high performance thermoplastic with good chemical resistance. At the same time ULTEM 9085 is permanently flame retardant (according to UL94-V0) and heat resistant up to 153°C. In addition, this material meets the FST safety standards and is particularly suitable for lightweight construction.

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Permanently flame retardant  
  • Heat resistant up to 153°C
  • Especially suitable for lightweight construction
ULTEM 1010 FDM

ULTEM 1010 is a high performance thermoplastic with good chemical resistance. ULTEM 1010 complies with the food contact certification NSF 51, the biocompatibility standard ISO 10993/USP Class VI, as well as the flame retardancy standard UL94-V0. ULTEM 1010 is heat resistant up to 216°C.

  • Good chemical resistance
  • Food contact certified according to NSF 51
  • Biocompatible according to ISO 10993/USP  
  • Flame retardant according to UL94-V0
PETG-CF FDM

PETG-CF is a material containing carbon fibre. The base material Amphora AM1800 is reinforced with 20% carbon fibres. Therefore, the material is characterized by its stiffness. In addition, PETG-CF is temperature resistant up to 80°C and impresses with a visually very appealing, matt surface.

  • High stiffness
  • Temperature resistant up to 80°C
  • Optically appealing, matt surface
TPU (rubbery) FDM

TPU is a lightweight polyurethane-based plastic with rubber-like properties. This makes TPU particularly suitable for the production of flexible objects. At the same time, TPU impresses with its high impact strength in combination with good chemical resistance. Areas of application include textiles or flexible prototypes.

  • Lightweight plastic
  • Rubber-like properties
  • High elasticity and flexibility
  • High impact strength, even in cold conditions
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High wear resistance and aging resistance
ABSi FDM

ABSi (Acrylonitrile-Butadien-Styrene - BiocompatibleI is an ABS-like thermoplastic with high impact resistance. This material is stiffer and more durable than the standard ABS material and is translucent. For this reason ABSi is ideal for applications where light transmission and flow must be observed, for example in the automotive industry or for prototypes of medical devices.

  • High impact resistance
  • Biocompatible
  • Translucent
PC-ISO FDM

PC-ISO is a biocompatible FDM thermoplastic that enables engineers to produce prototypes, moulds and products from heat-resistant material for the pharmaceutical, food and medical industries.

  • Biocompatible
  • Heat resistant
  • ISO10993
  • USP Class V
  • ETO sterilisable
PPSF / PPSU FDM

PPSU combines strong mechanical performance with high temperature and chemical resistance for demanding applications such as low volume injection moulds, automotive parts in the engine compartment and heat, chemical, plasma and radiation sterilisation.

  • High temperature and chemical resistance
  • Sterilizable
  • Strong mechanical performance
GreenTEC FDM

GreenTEC is a biopolymer specifically designed for high performance applications where high temperature resistance and good mechanical properties are required. Furthermore, the raw material is approved according to FDA, REACH and RoHS standards.

  • Made from renewable raw materials
  • Excellent tensile strength
  • Temperature resistance up to 115°C VICAT
  • Biodegradable (DIN EN ISO 14855)
  • Approved for FDA, REACH and RoHS standards
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Binder Jetting (BJ)
In binder jetting sandis bonded in layers by a binder.
Maximum build volume: 1000x1800x700mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
Quartz sand BJ

Quartz sand is a raw material that is available in almost unlimited quantities worldwide. In 3D printing, quartz sand allows for economical production. This material combines high thermal resistance with high strength. Quartz sand is particularly suitable for sand casting.

  • Economic production
  • High thermal resistance  
  • High strength
  • Optimally suited for sand casting
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Colorjet-Printing (CJP)
The full-colour 3D printer builds individual layers on the basis of the digital CAD file and prints the fine polyamide powder in layers from bottom to top. A binder-containing ink is used for this purpose, which specifically bonds the powder.
Maximum build volume: 250x380x200mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
VisiJet PXL CJP

The material PXL was developed by Visijet especially for the production of realistic, high-resolution full-colour models. Typical fields of application are especially conception models, assemblies or prototypes. ColorBond infiltration is an excellent finish.

  • Specially developed for realistic, high-resolution full-color models
  • Excellent for ColorBond infiltration
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Hot-Lithography
The core of the technology is a specially developed and patented heating and coating mechanism, which can process even highly viscous resins and pastes at a working temperature of up to 120°C safely and with maximum precision.
Maximum build volume: 200x100x300mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
Evolution Hot-Lithography

The all-round performance material for your product development from functional prototypes to the production of entire series in the small and medium series segment. It impresses with its matt surface, excellent haptics and suitability for cutting threads for secure screw connections.

  • Matt surface
  • Excellent haptics
  • Thread cutting possible
Evolution FR Hot-Lithography

The flame-retardant material with UL94 V0 classification. This flame-retardant plastic is a material for the production of small and medium series of flame-retardant final components and for fully functional prototypes in component and product development.

  • Flame retardant with UL94 V0 classification
Precision Hot-Lithography

The material for precision applications. The resin system specially developed for the manufacture of small components impresses with the highest possible precision combined with excellent material properties.

  • Especially for small components
  • High precision possible
  • Excellent material properties

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Vacuum Casting
Reproduction in a silicone rubber mould of a master model (e.g. by 3D printing or stereolithography) previously produced by various methods.
Maximum build volume: 350x350x300mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
MG 703 (PP/PE similar) Vacuum Casting

The material has very similar material properties to PP or PE and is therefore ideal for prototype construction if PP or PE is to be used as the final material.

  • High impact strength
  • Good flexural strength
  • Operating temperatures from 40°C-100°C
  • RoHS compliant
MG 804 (ABS/PA similar) Vacuum Casting

The material has very similar material properties to ABS or PA and is therefore ideal for prototype construction if ABS or PA is to be used as the final material.

  • Very good castability
  • Good impact strength
  • Easy to colour
  • Low aggressiveness towards silicones
  • RoHS compliant
PU Casting resin Vacuum Casting

The PU casting resin is a polyurethane-based resin and is ideally suited for casting prototype parts.

  • Based on polyurethane
ProtoFlex Vacuum Casting

This material is ideal for flexible prototypes which are to be produced by vacuum casting.

  • Flexible components
  • Different degrees of hardness possible
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Silicone Additive Manufacturing (SAM)
 
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
Medical Silicone SAM

Novel, genuine, medical silicone, cured layer by layer by UV light. Precision according to ISO DIN EN 2768-1 m, available in four shore hardnesses: 20A, 35A, 50A and 60A and certified according to: DIN ISO 10993 5 and DIN ISO 10993 10. Applications: functional prototyping, or ready-to-use products, medical applications.

  • Biocompatible
  • Inexpensive production technology
  • Fast production
  • Available in four Shore hardnesses
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Metals

SLM
In selective laser melting, metal powder is melted layer by layer by a laser.
Maximum build volume: 300x300x350mm
Material Name Used Technology Material characteristics Advantages / Benefits
Steel Corrax (CL91RW) SLM

The corrosion-resistant tool steel Corrax (CL91RW) offers a high level of corrosion resistance while maintaining high strength. At the same time, Corrax is food-certified and allows good reworking possibilities.

  • High corrosion resistance
  • High strength
  • Food certified
  • Good post-processing possibilities
Stainless steel (1.2709) SLM

1.2709 Tool steel is a high strength steel with excellent tensile strength and toughness. In addition, this steel is particularly low in distortion.

  • Excellent tensile strength & toughness
  • Particularly low distortion
  • Maraging
  • Temporary use at up to 450°C
Stainless steel (1.4404) SLM

The stainless steel alloy 1.4404 impresses with good corrosion resistance in combination with high conductivity.

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • High conductivity
Aluminium (AISi10Mg) SLM

This aluminium alloy combines high strength with low weight. In addition, this material scores with a high dynamic load capacity. It is used especially in the aerospace industry.

  • High strength
  • Low weight
  • High dynamic load capacity
  • Excellent for the aerospace industry
Inconel (IN625) SLM

IN625 is a nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy with exceptional strength, heat resistance and excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

  • Nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy
  • High strength
  • High heat resistance
  • High corrosion resistance
  • High resistance to oxidation
Inconel (IN718) SLM

IN718 is a nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy with exceptional strength, heat resistance and excellent resistance to corrosion and oxidation.

  • Nickel-chromium-iron-molybdenum alloy
  • High strength
  • High heat resistance (700°C)
  • High corrosion resistance
  • High resistance to oxidation
Steel (1.4542) SLM

The steel 1.4542 is characterised by high strength and ductility. At the same time, this steel has a high resistance to corrosion and can be sterilised.

  • High corrosion resistance
  • Sterilizable
  • High strength
  • High ductility
Titan (TiAl6V4) SLM

Titanium (TiAl6V4) is a metal alloy for highest demands. It convinces by high strength and corrosion resistance. A further advantage is the low density of the material.

  • titanium alloy
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Low weight
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Direct Metal Printing (DMP)
A high-precision laser is directed at metal powder particles and the component is built up layer by layer.
Maximum build volume: 273x273x420mm
Material Name Verwendete Technologie Material Eigenschaften Vorteile / Nutzen
Steel (1.4542) DMP

The steel 1.4542 is characterised by high strength and ductility. At the same time, this steel has a high resistance to corrosion and can be sterilised.

  • High corrosion resistance
  • Sterilizable
  • High strength
  • High ductility
Aluminium (AISi10Mg) DMP

This aluminium alloy combines high strength with low weight. In addition, this material scores with a high dynamic load capacity. It is used especially in the aerospace industry.

  • High strength
  • Low weight
  • High dynamic load capacity
  • Excellent for the aerospace industry
Titan (TiA16V4) DMP

The alloy is particularly suitable for applications with high demands on strength and low weight. In addition, the titanium alloy is characterised by good corrosion resistance.

  • Titanium alloy
  • High strength
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Low weight
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