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    What are the materials used for 3D printing?

    Plastic in 3D Printing

    In terms of raw materials that are put into the printing system to create the 3-D objects, there seem to be relatively few limitations on what can be used.

    Currently, plastics are the most widely used materials in additive manufacturing, and the important ones are listed below:



    ABS - acrylonitile butadiene styrene or 'lego' plastic a very common choice for 3D printing
    PLA - polylactic acid Is available in soft and hard grades, is becoming very popular and may overtake ABS in the near future
    PVA - polyvinyl alcohol This is used as a dissolvable support material or for special applications.
    PC polycarbonate Polycarbonate requires high-temperature nozzle design and is in the proof-of-concept stage.
    SOFT PLA - polylactic acid Is rubbery and flexible, available in limited colors and sources. As 3D printing spreads, may get easy to find.

    Metals Used to Print 3D Objects
    The Materials Science fraternity will also be very interested in 3-D printing for the range of possibilities involving metals. Some of the metals used in 3D printing include the following: 3d printing service orissa jharkhand chhattisgarh andhra pradesh

    Steel
    Stainless steel
    Titanium
    Gold
    Silver

    Stereolithography (SLA) resins are popular in prototyping and mold making. These photopolymers are also used for Objet, Envisiontec and Formlabs systems.

    Polyamide materials are used for Selective Laser Sintering, PA 6 and PA 11 in powdered form power these systems.
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    Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene [ABS] was the most popular material used to print the first 3D models few years ago and it is extremely popular now as well.
    This material is very durable, slightly flexible lightweight and can be easily extruded, which makes it perfect for 3D printing.

    Polylactic acid (PLA) (is derived from corn and is biodegradable) is another well-spread material among 3D printing enthusiasts. It is a biodegradable thermoplastic that is derived from renewable resources.

    PETG (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) has become well known from plastic bottles. In its original state PET filament is a colorless and crystal clear material. But when you heat or cool down the material changes its transparency.

    HIPS filament is made from a High Impact Polystyrene material and it is another example of support 3d materials. This material is well spread in food industry for packaging.

    TPU material with its high elastic characteristics feels like rubber that bounces back and forth into the shape.
    This material is good for FDM printers that at the same time can be used for ABS and PLA filaments.

    For those who would like to create an object that looks and smells like wood the best idea is to use FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) filament, named also Wood Filament.

    Carbon Fibre is a high-performance carbon fiber reinforced ABS filament ideal for anyone that desires a structrual component with high modulus, excellent surface quality, dimensional stability, light weight, and ease of printing.

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    What printer can be used with Wood Filament?


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