3D Printing Materials

Ever feel restricted by the tools available to you? We want you to have access to as many 3D printing materials as possible, so you can make the best choice for your project. From polymers to metals, filaments to powders, we make sure that you can always find a solution that meets your requirements. Welcome to Europe’s largest single-site 3D printing factory.

Whether you’re looking for Laser Sintering, FDM, Stereolithography, Metal 3D Printing, ColorJet Printing or PolyJet, we have a range of 3D printing technologies at your service.

Metal 3D Printing

Pair the design flexibility of 3D Printing with the mechanical properties of metal. From production tools with internal channels to aerospace parts with latticed interiors, any metal application that involves complexity can benefit from Metal 3D Printing.

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Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)

  • Good strength and thermal properties with low weight
  • Flexible post-processing possibilities
  • Lead time: 10 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 500 x 280 x 345 mm

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Titanium (TiAl6V4)

  • Excellent mechanical properties with very low specific weight
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Lead time: 10 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 220 x 220 x 220 mm

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Stainless Steel (316L or 1.4404)

  • Excellent strength, high ductility & good thermal properties
  • Highly corrosion-resistant
  • Lead time: 10 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 250 x 250 x 280 mm

HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

HP spread waves of excitement throughout the 3D printing world with the announcement of the Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology. In close collaboration with HP, Materialise is privileged to have priority access to MJF.

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PA 12 (MJF)

  • Polyamide
  • High density & low porosity
  • Lead time: 12 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 256 x 340 x 360 mm

Laser Sintering (SLS)

Choose SLS for fully functional prototypes and series of small components, as well as complex, functional end-use parts. With no need for support structures, this technology is suitable for interlocking parts and highly complex designs.

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Alumide

  • Blend of aluminum powder and polyamide powder
  • Resistant to temperatures as high as 130°C
  • Lead time: 4 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 300 x 400 x 400 mm

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PA 12 (SLS)

  • Polyamide
  • Biocompatible and food-safe under certain conditions
  • Lead time: 4 working days (2 for Fast Lane orders)
  • Maximum part dimensions: 650 x 330 x 560 mm

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PA-GF

  • Polyamide powder filled with glass particles
  • Much higher thermal resistance (up to 110°C) than polyamide
  • Lead time: 4 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 650 x 330 x 560 mm

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TPU 92A-1

  • Rubberlike thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Fully-functional flexible and strong material
  • Lead time: 4 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 260 x 280 x 250 mm

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PA 2241 FR

  • Flame-resistant polyamide (PA 12)
  • Suitable for aeronautics & aerospace applications
  • Lead time: 4 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 650 x330 x 560 mm

Stereolithography

With a high level of accuracy and surface quality, Stereolithography is mainly used for “show and tell” parts and visual prototypes, as well as for master copies to create vacuum casting molds. Materialise’s own patented Mammoth Stereolithography machines let us build and ship parts within 24 hours.

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Poly1500

  • Translucent material with properties comparable to those of PP (polypropylene)
  • Impact-resistant and durable
  • Lead time: 3 working days (24 hours for NextDay orders)
  • Maximum part dimensions: 2100 x 700 x 800 mm

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ProtoGen White

  • Suitable for general-purpose applications
  • Resilient material with good surface quality and thermal properties
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 2100 x 700 x 800 mm

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TuskXC2700T

  • Transparent
  • Suitable for strong, water-resistant prototypes
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 2100 x 700 x 800 mm

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TuskXC2700W

  • White
  • Suitable for strong, water-resistant prototypes
  • Lead time: 3 working days (24 hours for NextDay orders)
  • Maximum part dimensions: 650 x 450 x 450 mm

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Xtreme

  • High impact strength and high elongation at break
  • Excellent surface quality
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 500 x 500 x 600 mm

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Tusk Somos SolidGrey3000

  • High impact resistance & high degree of stiffness
  • Exclusively available at Materialise
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 2100 x 700 x 800 mm

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NeXt

  • Extremely durable resin with high feature detail
  • Good moisture resistance & thermal properties
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 500 x 500 x 520 mm

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PerFORM

  • Strong, stiff resin with high thermal resistance
  • Suitable for wind tunnel tests for aerospace & automotive applications
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 500 x 500 x 580 mm

Fused Deposition Modeling

Choose FDM for functional parts and prototypes for form-and-fit testing. FDM offers durable parts with great stability, and short throughput times, which are also suitable for low-volume manufacturing series. This technology uses industrial-grade thermoplastics, resulting in durable parts with stable mechanical properties over time.

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ABS

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • High durability and fine feature detail
  • Lead time: 5 working days (48 hours for Fast Lane orders)
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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ABS-ESD7

  • Durable and electrostatic-dissipative material
  • Suitable for applications where static charge could impair performance
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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PC

  • Polycarbonate
  • Excellent impact strength and temperature resistance
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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PC-ABS

  • Blend of polycarbonate and ABS plastic
  • High impact strength and thermal resistance
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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Ultem 9085

  • Strong, lightweight and flame-retardant (UL94-V0 rated)
  • Superior mechanical performance and strength-to-weight ratio
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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ABSi

  • Biocompatible
  • USP Class VI approved
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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ABS-M30

  • 25-75% stronger than the standard ABS material
  • Smoother parts with finer feature details
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

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ABS-M30i

  • High strength, durable & fine feature detail
  • Biocompatible in its raw state (complies with ISO 10993)
  • Lead time: 5 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 914 x 610 x 914 mm

PolyJet

PolyJet is ideal for models that require fine details or rubberlike materials, with smooth surfaces. This technology can produce multi-material and multi-color parts, and can match specific Shore A values. Using photopolymers in extremely thin layers, PolyJet can build accurate and detailed parts with fast lead times and no need for post-production finishing.

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PolyJet Materials

  • VeroWhitePlus (rigid, white) and TangoBlackPlus (flexible, black)
  • Composite materials with preset combinations of mechanical properties:
    Shore A40 - Shore A50 - Shore A60 - Shore A70 - Shore A85 - Shore A95.
  • Lead time: 3 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 500 x 400 x 200 mm

ColorJet

ColorJet printing systems produce high-definition, full-color models quickly and affordably. This technology is ideal for architectural maquettes or scale models. Parts are printed directly in multiple colors, removing the need for post-production finishing and allowing for fast lead times.

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Multicolor

  • Multi-purpose, full color, composite material (VisiJetPXL)
  • Excellent resolution and color accuracy
  • Lead time: 7 working days
  • Maximum part dimensions: 250 x 380 x 200 mm