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Materials offering texture and color realism.
Common thermoplastic materials.
Thermoplastics are used in many different applications, from consumer goods to production parts, and make up some of the most popular 3D printing materials. 3D printed thermoplastics are ideal for industrial applications like rapid prototyping, tooling, and production parts.
A wide variety of thermoplastic materials are available, including low-cost, biodegradable, and high-performance options. Many are tough and rigid but lightweight, making them cost-effective alternatives to metal. Others, like TPU, are rubberlike and durable.
Daihatsu Motor Company uses ASA thermoplastic material to 3D print custom “effect skins” for their vehicle.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a thermoplastic polymer. It’s a lightweight, tough, and inexpensive plastic that can withstand high temperatures. ABS is used in many industries for a large range of applications, from children’s toys to injection molding.
Minimizer's thick-gauge polyethylene fenders benefit from black ULTEM resin 3D printed prototypes and a pair of happy accidents.
Car racks (like these ones from Thule) are easily iterated on with Nylon material.
Stratasys’ innovative 3D printing materials allow Polaris to uphold strict cosmetic standards.
LAIKA animation studio uses PolyJet materials to model characters, helping to create their signature stop-motion animation.
Ready to learn more about the highest quality 3D printing materials? Visit the Stratasys materials page at https://www.stratasys.com/materials/search to explore each material in detail.