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We offer a wide range of plastics including recycled materials produced from the United Kingdom (UK) waste stream. Affordable, environmentally sourced without compromising quality. 

rABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

One of the first 3D printing materials available on the market. This recycled material is well-regarded for its toughness and impact resistance. 

Cost

1/5

Strength

2.5/5

Stiffness

2.5/5

Durability

4/5

Recycled Content

60%

rPLA

Polylactic Acid (PLA)

The most commonly available 3D printing material on the market. Derived from corn crops, this recycled material is food safe and environmentally friendly.  

Cost

1/5

Strength

3.5/5

Stiffness

3.5/5

Durability

2/5

Recycled Content

90%

rPETG

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETG)

Highly durable, engineering grade polymer with characteristics similar to ABS. This recycled material is food safe and able to withstand most harsh environments.

Cost

1.5/5

Strength

3.5/5

Stiffness

4/5

Durability

4/5

Recycled Content

70%

rASA

Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile (ASA)

Well known for its impact resistance and strength like its similar counterpart ABS. It’s highly UV stable due to an rubber additive in its formulation.

Cost

2/5

Strength

4.5/5

Stiffness

2.5/5

Durability

5/5

Recycled Content

90%

PC

Polycarbonate (PC)

Intended for tough environments & engineering applications Polycarbonate is known for strength, durability and its high heat deflection.

Cost

4/5

Strength

4.7/5

Stiffness

3.5/5

Durability

5/5

PEEK

Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)

Incredibly temperature and chemically resistant, PEEK is a specialist engineering material which is capable of operating in tough environments.

Cost

5/5

Strength

5/5

Stiffness

4.5/5

Durability

5/5

PETG

Thermoplastics Polyurethane (TPU) 

One of the few flexible 3D printing materials available on the market today. Useful for parts that require an elastic / rubber feel (tyres for example).

Cost

3/5

Strength

2/5

Stiffness

0.5/5

Durability

4.5/5

PEI

Polyethermide (PEI / ULTEM)

Well known for its exceptional heat, chemical and flame resistance properties. Similar to PEEK it performs well in high performance applications.

Cost

4/5

Strength

4.5/5

Stiffness

4/5

Durability

5/5

Resin

Acrylate Monomer

Produces highly detailed parts with smooth, injection mould-like surface finishes. Excellent for lost casting processes such as for jewellery.

Cost

3.5/5

Strength

1/5

Stiffness

4.5/5

Durability

0.5/5

Material

ABS

Nylon

PETG

ASA

Resin

Ultem1000

PC

Cost

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65%
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60%
95%
80%
75%

Detail

80%
80%
90%
70%
100%
90%
90%

Strength

40%
85%
53%
55%
10%
85%
90%

Stiffness

50%
50%
50%
50%
20%
85%
90%

Durability

80%
100%
80%
100%
40%
95%
95%
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