ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is one of the most common 3D printing plastics around. ABS is well known for its toughness and impact resistance, perfect for durable prints. It has a high glass transition temperature making it a great choice for outdoor / high-temperature applications.
Perfect for engineering applications. This material is well-known for its excellent chemical, impact and fatigue resistance. This 3D printing material is best used to simulate the rigidity of injection moulded components / parts.u00a0
PETG is a Glycol modified version of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). It’s a semi-rigid material with good impact resistance, but it has a slightly softer surface which makes it prone to wear.
ASA (Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile) is a material with characteristics similar to ABS. It’s a more UV resistant variant of ABS, making it even more ideal for outdoor applications. It’s known for its high-impact and high-temperature resistance. This material has a matte finish, requiring minimal post-processing.u00a0
This material can only be printed in SLA and provides incredible detail on small objects. It has very low impact resistance and strength qualities, however can be used as a ‘master part’ for lost casting processes in different materials such as plastics, ceramics and metals.u00a0