A 3D printed taillight prototype has red, clear and amber lenses.

Compare FDM Materials

See which production-grade thermoplastic is right for you

FDM Technology lets you 3D print parts in a broad range of well tested plastics. You can even accomplish demanding applications requiring high strength, biocompatibility or thermal resistance, quickly and in-house with FDM thermoplastics.

Use the chart below to find out which one is right for your needs.

Standard thermoplastics:

  ABSplus-P430 ABSi ABS-ESD7 ABS-M30 ABS-M30i ASA
Mojo
uPrint SE
uPrint SE Plus
Dimension 1200es
Dimension Elite
Fortus 250mc
Fortus 360mc
Fortus 400mc
Fortus 380mc
Fortus 450mc
Fortus 900mc




























































Layer Thickness

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Support Structure Soluble Soluble Soluble Soluble Soluble Soluble
Available Colors*
Ivory
White
Black
Dark Gray
Red
Blue
Olive Green
Nectarine
Fluorescent Yellow
Custom Colors
Translucent Natural
Translucent Amber
Translucent Red
Black
Natural
White
Black
Dark Gray
Red
Blue
Ivory
Ivory
White
Black
Dark Gray
Light Gray
Dark Blue
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Tensile Strength 4,700 psi (33 MPa) 5,400 psi (37 MPa) 5,200 psi (36 MPa) 4,680 psi (32 MPa) 4,680 psi (32 MPa) 4,720 psi (33 MPa)
Elongation Strength 6.0 % 4.4 % 3.0 % 7.0 % 7.0% 9.0%
Flexural Strength 8,450 psi (58 MPa) 8,980 psi (62 MPa) 8,800 psi (61 MPa) 8,730 psi (60 MPa) 8,800 psi (61 MPa) 8,720 psi (60 MPa)
IZOD Impact, notched 2.0 ft-lb/in (106 J/m) 1.8 ft-lb/in (96 J/m) 2.1 ft-lb/in (111 J/m) 2.4 ft-lb/in (128 J/m) 2.4 ft-lb/in (128 J/m) 1.2 ft-lb/in (64 J/m)
Heat Deflection 204°F (96°C) 188°F (87°C) 204°F (96°C) 204°F (96°C) 204°F (96°C) Test pending
Unique Properties Variety of color options Translucent material Static dissipative with a target surface resistance of 107 ohms.** Variety of color options ISO-10993 certified UV-stable

Engineering thermoplastics:

  PC-ABS PC-ISO PC Nylon 12
Fortus 250mc
Fortus 360mc
Fortus 400mc
Fortus 380mc
Fortus 450mc
Fortus 900mc



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Layer Thickness

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0.010 inch
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Support Structure Soluble BASS BASS
Soluble
Soluble
Available Colors*
Black
White
Translucent Natural
White
Black
Tensile Strength 5,000 psi (34 MPa) 8,265 psi (57 MPa) 9,800 psi (68 MPa) 7,000 psi (48 MPa)
Elongation Strength 5.0% 4.3% 4.8% 30%
Flexural Strength 8,530 psi (59 MPa) 13,089 psi (90 MPa) 15,100 psi (104 MPa) 10,000 psi (69 MPa)
IZOD Impact, notched 4.0 ft-lb/in (235 J/m) 1.6 ft-lb/in (86 J/m) 1.0 ft-lb/in (53 J/m) 3.74 ft-lb/in (200 J/m)
Heat Deflection 230°F (110°C) 271°F (133°C) 280°F (138°C) 180°F (82°C)
Unique Properties Highest impact resistance ISO 10993 certified Highest tensile strength Fatigue resistant, high elongation at break

High-performance thermoplastics:

  ULTEM-1010 ULTEM-9085 PPSF PPSU
Fortus 250mc
Fortus 360mc
Fortus 400mc
Fortus 380mc
Fortus 450mc
Fortus 900mc















Layer Thickness

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0.013 inch
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Support Structure BASS BASS BASS
Available Colors*
Natural
Black
Tan
Tan
Tensile Strength 11,735 psi(81 MPa) 10,390 psi (71.64 MPa) 8,000 psi (55 MPa)
Elongation Strength 3.3% 5.9% 3.0%
Flexural Strength No Break 16,700 psi (115.1 MPa) 15,900 psi (110 MPa)
IZOD Impact, notched 0.8 ft-lb/in (41 J/m) 2.0 ft-lb/in (106 J/m) 1.1 ft-lb/in (58.73 J/m)
Heat Deflection 421°F (216°C) 307°F (153°C) 372°F (189°C)
Unique Properties Highest heat resistance, ISO-10993 certified, NSF certified FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) certified material Excellent heat and chemical resistance

* The uPrint SE 3D Printer uses ABSplus in ivory only.
** Actual surface resistance (and volume resistance) may vary from 109 to 106, based upon part geometry, build style, and finishing techniques.

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