3D Printer Material Types

Materials are the new technology frontier for 3D Printing and the landscape is changing all the time. 3ntr Printers put you in the driver’s seat… but it will take some work on your part (with our help, or course). The benefits of lower cost and freedom to apply innovation makes the work well worth it.

SSI Supported Materials

These materials have proven results with the pre-set parameters in the included SSI software. They will perform adequately with the standard configurations. Note: some geometries will still be difficult with these materials — check with your TRAK Machine Tools’ representative.

Material Description Use Cases Density
(g/cm³)
HDT
(@ 0.45 MPa)
Elongation at Break Max. Tensile Strength
(MPa)
Flamability
(UL94)
ABS Common, Good surface quality, Post processing Tool handles, Automotive trim components, Electrical enclosures 1.05 95°C 5.52% 42 HB
ASA UV resistance, Good chemical resistance Outdoor use, Automotive industry 1.07 95°C 10.00% 45 TBD
IGUS Iglidur Low friction Material mixing, Replacement parts 1.21 - - 46
(@ +20°C)
-
nPOWER (PPS) High strength, Thermal and chemical resistance Engine manifolds, Chemical tanks 1.26 210°C
(@ 1.8 MPa)
7.40% 34.6 VO
PCABS Good chemical resistance, Good impact strength, Works in hot water Functional prototypes, Conceptual models, End-use parts 1.05 98°C 9.00% 68 HB
TECH-G Chemical and fatigue resistance, Food safe, FDA CFR 177.1315 Robotic assemblies, Engineering and architectural use 1.27 - 3% 55.85 -
Elasto95A Elasticity, Transparency, Oil, abrasion and tear resistant Hose liner, Flexible tubing, Hydraulic seals, Drive belts - 49°C 580% 39 -

Advanced Materials

These materials are possible for use in 3ntr printers. However, they will require additional engineering to determine the precise configurations needed for particular applications.

Material Description Use Cases Density
(g/cm³)
HDT
(@ 0.45 MPa)
Elongation at Break Max. Tensile Strength
(MPa)
Flamability
(UL94)
SPM02C
Casting "Wax"
Properties similar to wax Microcasting 1.1 - 5.80% 35.7 -
GF30-PP
Glass Fiber Filled Polypropylene
Chemical and UV resistance, High stiffness Functional prototyping, Industrial tooling, Transportation 1.17 124°C
(@ 1.8MPa)
2.10% 102 TBD
Nylon 645 Thermal resistance, Mechanical resistance Gears, Spacer supports, Fan blades, Protective covers 1.09 - 186% 35.77 HB
PA6CF
Carbon Fiber Filled Nylon
High tensile and impact strength Parts with flat surfaces 1.17 215°C 3% 105 -
PA6GF
Glass Fiber Filled Nylon
Exhibits excellent thermal and mechanical properties without sacrificing layer adhesion Suitable for gears and mechanical parts where excellent wear resistance is required, and parts exposed to high static loads over long periods in high temperature conditions 1.2 191°C 3.40% 84.5 -
PA12CF35
Carbon Fiber Filled Nylon
High strength, stiffness and toughness Printing ducting in automotive and aerospace applications, casting patterns, composite tooling and prosthetics 1.2 154°C 3.90% 66 -
Elasto85A
SPFU Required
SSI Supported
Elasticity, Transparency, Oil, abrasion and tear resistant Hose liner, Flexible tubing, Hydraulic seals, Drive belts 1.19 44°C 680% 26 -
Elasto75D
SPFU Required
Elasticity, Transparency, Oil, abrasion and tear resistant Hose liner, Flexible tubing, Hydraulic seals, Drive belts 1.18 41°C 295% 48 -
Material Removal Solvent Compatible Materials Heated Chamber
SSU00 Breakaway None ASA, ABS, PCABS Yes
SSU01 Soluble BioSolv* ASA, ABS, PCABS Yes
SSU02 Breakaway None PACF No
SSU04 Soluble/Breakaway Hot water* TPU, PETG, PACF No/Yes
SSU05 Breakaway None nPOWER Yes
SSU301 Soluble/Breakaway Hot water* TPU, PETG, Selected nylons No/Yes
N1 Breakaway None Nylon, GF-30 PP Yes
* Removal optimized by the use of ultrasonic and flow/agitation cycles at 40-50°C.
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