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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. 

ABS - Materials

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%
PLA - Materials

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%
Nylon - Materials

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%
ASA - Materials

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 - Materials

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

Recycled Content

0%
PEEK - Materials

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

Recycled Content

0%
TPU - Materials

TPU

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

Recycled Content

0%

Technical Data Sheet

ULTEM - Materials

ULTEM 9085

Polyethermide (ULTEM)

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

Recycled Content

0%
Resin - Materials

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

Recycled Content

0%

Technical Data Sheet

Nylon - Materials

Nylon

Nylon 645

Nylon has superior mechanical properties than ABS. It has a high chemical and abrasion resistance, used for parts requiring high fatigue strength.

Cost

3.2/5

Strength

4/5

Stiffness

0.5/5

Durability

4.5/5

Recycled Content

0%
ULTEM - Materials

PPSU

Polyphenylsulfone (PPSF or PPSU)

PPSF has excellent thermal and chemical resistance, making it well suited for demanding applications in automotive, aerospace and medical applications.

Cost

4/5

Strength

4.5/5

Stiffness

4/5

Durability

5/5

Recycled Content

0%
ULTEM - Materials

ULTEM 1010

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

Recycled Content

0%

Material Cost

Broken down into scales of cost, you can estimate how much each material costs to help meet your budget requirements.

Nylon

11%

PC

11%

PEEK

100%

PPSU

66%

rABS

4%

rASA

4%

rPETg

4%

rPLA

3%

TPU

15%

ULTEM 1010

64%

ULTEM 9085

64%

Materials Tensile Modulus

All materials are tested in accordance with  ISO 527 / ASTM D638.

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